One of the countries finest Disco and House labels, Cardiff’s Pole Position Recordings has reached the big five oh. No not in years, in releases. And to mark their fiftieth release they have put together a storming compilation of some of the last couple of years highlights. But that’s not all, the album also contains four exclusive, brand new tunes from Honom, Dato, Deep Sound Express.
Encompassing everything the label stands for, slick Disco tunes, good-time vibes and hazy, dream synths alongside some hypnotic Deep House tunes the album is jam packed. The collection really shows off what a mental couple of years Pole Position have had, going from a new start-up to one of the scene’s staples and a mark of quality on any release. Just look at the line-up that includes the likes of Black Magic Disco, ODahl, Deep Sound Express & Raha, Final DJs, Phunktastike and MiDiMAN as well as tones more tunes from Satin Jackets, Sixth Avenue Express, Arcadis and more. We wish Pole Position all the best heading toward their century of releases.
Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 006 = Start your weekend off with a bang with Black Magic Disco’s latest workout. A whole hour of Deep House and Garage grooves, a soulful, pumping collection of late night and warehouse jams to get you in the mood.
The tracklist: 01. Huskey – So Crazy (Original Mix) 02. Sonny Fodera – You Made Me Do It (Grant Nelson reMix) 03. Claes Rosen – Daydreaming (Original Mix) 04. Wez Saunders – Fire (Grant Nelson Mix) 05. Hedlum & Jose Caruana – Justified (Original Mix) 06. Nathan G – Burn (Exclusive Main Mix) 07. Codec – Open Mind 08. Icon – Full Intention (Original Mix) 09. Friend Within – The Renegade (Original Mix) 10. Paul Sherriff – Preach It (Original Mix)
Also new on the cards is this reMix Black Magic Disco has served up of American House duo Movable’s début record, Bend The Light. This one properly shows of the Black Magic Disco magic, mixing deep, solid, basses with woozy synths to create a hedonistic, warehouse, groove that wears it’s House and Garage music heritage on it’s sleeve. Another instant classic floorfiller from Black Magic Disco.
UK ex-pat and all round slick producer of House and Disco, Black Magic Disco, has put together this little re-edit of House and Garage legend Joey Musaphia’s I Miss You. Originally taken from his now sought after Cover Ups Vol. 1 EP and itself a radical reworking of Hard Drive’s Deep Inside, the track is a club classic and BMD brings it right to 2013’s dancefloors.
This track is summer nights incarnate (although not really as music doesn’t have form, but you get the gist). Six minutes of shuffling Garage beats and warm synths gliding along like there was nothing smoother in this world. Snippets of vocal are played around with, big sweeps are indulged in and the crowd are left in a state of hypnotic euphoria. Download and add to your crate.
It’s been quite a while since the release of Black Magic Disco’s Downtown single, over a year in fact. The release came equipped with a storming B-side track, First Avenue, that this week gains single status of it’s own with the unleashing of BMD’s First Avenue reMixes on Pole Position Recordings. Pulling together talent such as Final DJs, Viper Strike, Phunktastike and Tom Eales, alongside BMD himself, this release covers a nice chunk of dancefloor ground.
The obvious track of most interest in the collection comes from Pole Position’s own Viper Strike who have teamed up with Mr. Patrick Baker to create a slick vocal version of the track. All sweeping synths and lazy piano hooks, Viper Strike’s mix a pure poolside bliss. A proper late summer nights groove with a smooth voice, these guys nicely weave together Disco and House. Germany’s Final DJs, the most prolific guys in Nu-Disco it seems, get into a bit of an SynthWave/Boogie crossover groove with their reMix. Mixing up Bronx beats with Acidic squeals and Sci-Fi synths, this duo roll their own genre and give it a Disco twist. Black Magic Disco’s own reimagining of First Avenue replaces the originals midnight funk with some full-on Chicago House sounds. Revelling in it’s early 90s heritage, BMD’s mix is a total white gloves moment. Also holding reMixes from Phunktastike and Tom Eales, this reMix package is definitely worth checking out.
♫ Black Magic Disco – First Avenue (Viper Strike (Feat. Patrick Baker) reMix)
♫ Black Magic Disco – First Avenue (Final DJs reMix)
♫ Black Magic Disco – First Avenue (Black Magic Disco reMix)
Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 005 = Black Magic Disco is gearing up for the release of his long awaited new EP, a collection of reMixes of his awesome First Avenue from the Downtown EP. To tide us over until it’s release, he’s dropped this storming deep and funky House mixtape. This one for late nights.
The tracklist: 01.Golfclap – Another Way (Animist reMix) 02.Ross Couch – What’s Going On 03. Squarehead & Mella Dee – Get Together 04. Paul Sirrell & Swing Kings – Dub No.2 (Original Mix) 05.Harry Wolfman – Booty Call 06. Screwface – No Other (Original Mix) 07. Copy Paste Soul – Rum & Bass 08. Hector Couto – My Love Is Underground (Original Mix) 09. Gorgon City & Yasmin – Real 10. Disco Kid – Deeper Love (Original Mix) 11. Ejeca – Jump 12. Pablo Fierro – Surprise (Original Mix)
While you’re here, check out this new Black Magic Disco freebie. We say freebie, it;s actually about four years old, but nonetheless is a spot on Dubby, Downtempo tune for relaxing in the sun to. That’s our day sorted.
Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 004 = The latest mixtape from Black Magic Disco is a treat for the ears. Loaded with deep Disco and House tunes. Leaning more and more toward jacking House, BMD takes on a hour long trip through warehouse vibes.
♫ Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 004
01. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure reMix) 02. Sixth Avenue Express – Props (Original Mix) 03. James Dexter – System Check (Original Mix) 04. John Doe – Detroit Swindle (Original Mix) 05. Waze & Odyssey – I Want You, You, You (Original Mix) 06. New Jack City – Gimme’ That Chance (Original Mix) 07. Adrian Barron – Float (Original Mix) 08. Audiojack – Polka Dot Dress 09. T. Williams – Dreaming (Original Mix) 10. Just Kiddin’ – Zurprize (Original Mix) 11. Toyboy And Robin – Don’t Stop (Original Mix)
Some Deep Housey vibes right now from Black Magic Disco, as his new track sees him teaming up with Tom Eales for some growling groove action. So Serious is a free download courtesy of Pole Position Recordings and features a slightly different vibe than we are used to from BMD, but one that is bound to move you.
A head on collision between early ‘90’s warehouse sounds and Nu-disco, we can actually hear an ominous Acid House undercurrent to So Serious. It’s like Stakker Humanoid suddenly got all light and dreamy. Layering that typically ‘90s rolling Acid bass with a sprinkle of funk and a Housey riff give us the best of all worlds, and the vocoded vocals are just the icing on the cake. Time to get dancing.
01. Groove Armada – DIY Disco (Greg Wilson version) 02. Ben Mono – The Feel (Bit Funk reMix) 03. Oliver Koletzki (Feat. Jake The Rapper) – Fifty Ways To Love Your Liver (Andhim reMix) 04. Sohight & Cheevy – Travel Anthem (Moullinex reMix) 05. Jon Dasilva & Maceo Plex (Feat. Joi Cardwell) – Love Somebody Else (Original Mix) 06. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Your Love (Waze & Odyssey reMix) 07. LKiD – High Life (Original Mix) 08. Kill The Hero – Surrender (SHAZAM reMix) 09. Tensnake – Mainline (Dub) 10. Nu Birth – Anytime 11. Frej Le Vin (Feat. Torben Westergaard) – Torben Jazzin (Matt McLarrie & Viper Strike reMix) 12. Toyboy And Robin – No More Sunshine (Original Mix) 13. Toyboy And Robin – Loving You (Original Mix)
Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 002 = This month Black Magic Disco is serving up extra helpings of classic sounding House in this month’s hour long mixtape. Take a journey from the Funky to the Deep and back again.
01. Homework – Ask Yourself (Audiojack`s Chemical Rewind)
02. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
03. Hunter Game – Don’t Feel The Presence (Original Mix)
04. Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club & Lipelis – I Need It (Lovebirds Mix)
05. 24 Hour Experience – Allnighter (Original Mix)
06. Fabo – Where I Stand (Karmon reMix)
07. Country Club – In The Air
08. Bufi – Take It & Feel It
09. Jonas Rathsman – W4W
10. Tyson – Mr. Rain (Mario Basanov Remake)
01. Blende – Fake Love (Chordashian reMix)
02. Rocco Raimundo – This is Love
03. Arco – Where You At
04. Loverdose – I Remember
05. Steed Lord – Precognition (Steed Lord Sunset Mix)
06. Vanilla Ace – Steel Sky
07. Love Life – Want You
08. Anna lunoe – Real Talk
09. Jonas Rathsman – Since I Dont Have You
10. Cassian – I Love It
11. Superman Lovers – Say No More (A.N.D.Y. reMix)