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It’s safe to say that Midnight Riot are helping re-imagine what Disco sounds like in 2021 and we are very pleased to have Yam Who back on Le Visiteur with his monthly disco juice column taking us on a tour of the disco universe giving us a first look at the tracks which are going to be causing some dancefloor mischief over the coming months.


A-P Connection – Wide Vision

Founded in 2012 in Reims A-P Connection are a French Funk music duo, Antoine Perez and Pierre Bonnet. Both are influenced by the funk and disco music of the 70’s and 80’s. Playing at first only guitar and bass they have evolved into a wider variety of instruments allowing them to create their own compositions. With ‘Wide Vision’ they hook up with some killer artists from these eras to make a timeless album that will appeal to all generations. The album includes vocalists Denise L Wilknson, (from Ladies of SKYY), Howard Johnson, Heather Haywood (From The Cool Notes), Joyce Sims and Junior to name a few.

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Bee Gees – More Than A Woman (SG Lewis Paradise Edit)
Universal Music

More Than A Woman, written by the prolific team of Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb, was one of the five original Bee Gees songs on 1977’s record-breaking and chart-smashing Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The song also became a major hit as a cover, also featured on the soundtrack, by soul brothers Tavares. London-based singer, producer, and songwriter SG Lewis steps up with his new ‘Paradise Edit’ remix of this dancefloor staple conjuring up dreams of the post-pandemic dance floor that are within touching distance now. Let’s hope this is the soundtrack to a few of them as we come together to dance again.

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Belcampo feat Elisabeth Troy – Your Kissing
Freerange Records

Every now and then a release comes along which is destined to unite, bring down the walls and basically, be a force for good. Your Kissing by Belcampo does just that. Legendary British singer and songwriter Elisabeth Troy provides the cherry on top with her sweet vocal line giving us the hook which will under your skin in all the right ways. Melding together elements of deep house, disco and the French Touch sound to form a track which will appeal to anyone who simply likes decent music. Belcampo keeps things stripped back just enough to give that beautiful, rolling, hypnotic atmosphere, calling to mind the glory days of Cassius, Motorbass and Super Discount with that distinctive feel-good French sound of the 90’s.

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Mark Knight – Untold Business

Toolroom founder Mark Knight his artist album, ‘Untold Business’. 13 beautifully crafted, positive, life-affirming songs deemed to lift everyone’s spirits and featuring an all star cast, including Michael Gray, Robert Owens, Shingai (Noisettes), Gene Farris and also features his recent smash with Beverley and The London Community Gospel Choir, ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’. Delving through his extensive collection of classic Funk, House, Soul and Disco, ‘Untold Business’ sees Mark Knight go back to his roots, reprising the sounds and records that made him the DJ he is today. With stunning results primed to stand the test of time, ‘Untold Business’ boasts some of Mark’s best work to date, testament to his creativity and maturity as an artist, and indeed, why he is still one of the UK’s best loved producers!

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Keller – Forever
Midnight Riot

One of Italy’s top production duo’s Keller make their Midnight Riot debut & what an essential it is. It’s a real connoisseur’s party track that will appeal to both the Glitterbox hardcore and underground jocks around the globe. In true Italian style the production is world class with their Keller trademark tough house beats and percussive goodness locking into a huge infectious disco hook with a cheeky vocal sample worked into the mix, that will do total damage wherever dropped this summer.

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DJ Romain & Danny Krivit – Philly Groove (Dr Packer Remix)
Glitterbox Recordings

Over two decades ago York house legends and DJ Romain came together to release the almighty, funk infused ‘Philly Groove’ on DJ Romain’s label Metro Trax Recordings. Now the mighty Glitterbox are bringing it back in fine style & introducing it to a generation of disco lovers with fresh remixes galore. . The package includes from Dave Lee, formerly known as Joey Negro and Masters at Work beat ninja Kenny Dope but it’s ‘king of the edit’ Dr Packer who steals the thunder who delivers his razor sharp beats, sonically reshaping ‘Philly Groove’ into a fresh dimension. This Glitterbox release is a hefty slice of disco goodness & not to be missed.

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Mr Friend Dario – Neve Su Acireale (Hot Toddy Remix)
NuNorthern Soul

The NuNorthern Soul label, founded in 2012 by DJ ‘Phat’ Phil Cooper are following on after the success of My Friend Dario’s ‘Cosmic Sailing’ release on NuNorthern Soul last year. Label boss Phil Cooper has invited some friends-of-the-family to put their own stamp on the Sicilian producer’s divine body of work. ‘Cosmic Sailing Remixed’ is a four track set of sublime reworks that transport Dario’s beautifully crafted pieces to a whole musical spectrum. Once again it’s Crazy P’s Hot Toddy who delivers a stunning Balearic Disco revision of ‘Neve Su Acireale’ teasing out the bubbling electronica and percussive beats & working it into a deadly production reminiscent of the Police anthem ‘Voices Inside My Head’.

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Steve Arrington – Nobody But You (Opolopo Remix)
BBE Music

Vinyl collector, DJ and music writer, Jasper The Vinyl Junkie has been with BBE the very beginning and now he’s back with a bumper collection of effortlessly cool, eclectic grooves for heads and feet. Packed with another stash of funk-filled, jazzy cuts and edits, many of which are almost impossibly hard to find. Featuring sounds from all-time music heroes like Fred Wesley, The Fatback Band and DTrain’s Hubert Eaves alongside lesser known artists like Exile One, Ashantis and Funkshone, Jasper pulls out the Steve Arrington jam Nobody But You with Swedish remix guru delivering yet another golden remix. Much of the new material on the album has never been available on vinyl before & blends in perfectly with the classic material, giving this album extra depth and fresh dimensions.

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Dr Robert Blackman – Master Of Wood (Marcel Vogel Edit)

Warm presents a collection of music from one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets, Dr Robert Blackman. ‘The Unimaginable DreamWorks’ is a collection of five tracks from three musical masterpieces he put out between 1983-1985 on his own ‘Riverwinds’ imprint. With Dr Robert Blackman at the helm he created a fabulous sound of twisted disco punk funk like no other that still sounds relevant today as it did back in the eighties. So who to bring in but Lumberjacks in Hell’s head honcho Marcel Vogel to serve up a stunning edit that so far is unreleased and for radio promo only. You can check it out at track 5 on one of Marcel’s recent radio shows. Go seek!

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Yam Who is a DJ, producer, label boss at Midnight Riot and ISM Records and one half of Glitterbox signed Qwestlife.

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