Reeno founded Spazzoid Records, which functions out of New York City.
The label is primarily used to distribute his own productions, but may expand to include other artists in the near future.
Heavily inspired by classic disco, funk, jazz-funk, electrofunk, early rap, new age, & classic rock, SPAZZOID RECORDS, NYC releases are a composite of all these styles.

Spazzoid Records has two new sublabels: NYC RECORDS & KUPCAKE RECORDS

In the modern sense, the label can be classified as "Modern Funk", "Nu Funk/Nu Disco", or "Balearic", but I personally prefer the term "SPACE DISCO"!!
(I am a synth dude at heart)

You can find my various releases, on my various labels (vinyl & digital) here:

https://reeno.bandcamp.com/

https://www.spazzoid.com/

If you are a film-maker or video content creator, you may license one of my productions from pond5.com:

https://www.pond5.com/artist/JamesReeno
Recent Activity
added Bill Withers - Watching You Watching Me to their wantlist. about 2 hours ago
added Tangoterje - Can't Help It to their wantlist. about 2 hours ago
added Bill Withers - Watching You Watching Me to their wantlist. about 2 hours ago
added Bill Withers - Watching You Watching Me to their wantlist. about 2 hours ago
posted a review of Swing Out Sister - Twilight World. about 3 hours ago
Bruce Forest delivered some seriously AMAZING remixes here, which keep the spirit of the LP mix, but add new drums/FX that make it far more dance floor friendly overall. This might be my favorite mix of his...All the vocal mixes are amazing, but... See full review
added Swing Out Sister - Twilight World to their collection. about 3 hours ago
posted a review of Fay Hauser - Reachin' Out For Happiness. 1 day ago
had this 45 when I was a kid, but it got lost over the years. I found a cassette from this year that had a recording of this song on it. Nobody I played it for knew what it was, but I was able to figure it out because I had the title.
In any case,... See full review
added Fay Hauser - Reachin' Out For Happiness to their collection. 1 day ago
added Mel Sheppard - Can I Take You Home to their collection. 1 day ago
posted a review of Various - Nuphonic 04. 1 day ago
Nuphonic, for the most part, missed the mark for me--but it could have been that the era that this label existed in lacked the funk, as producers were trying so hard not to sound funky/retro in any authentic manner. Thank goodness we are living in a... See full review
added Various - World Famous Slammin' Beats & Breaks to their collection. 1 day ago
added Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat to their wantlist. 2 days ago
posted a review of Jonzun Crew* - Cosmic Love. 2 days ago
Too much new-jack influence and pop on this one. Stick to their 80's stuff all the way.
posted a comment on The Jonzun Crew - Pak Man (Look Out For The OVC). 2 days ago
I am speaking of the mixing, not the mastering nor pressing.
posted a comment on Klein & M.B.O. - The Most Dirty Talk. 2 days ago
Yes, but there is too much time on each side, and for that reason, there is little bass & volume.
posted a review of Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin - Sunshine Partytime. 2 days ago
Rap version of the Rocker's Revenge classic...Of note: The instrumental mix here is different from the one on the "Walking on Sunshine" OG, and has different synth solos, making this 12" just as essential as the OG.
posted a review of Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine ‘82. 2 days ago
Absolute Garage classic....a cover of the also Garage classic by Eddy Grant of course, but this version is notable for Fred Zarr's synthwork on the Prophet-5, which is BRILLIANT.
For this reason, the dub mix "Rockin on Sunshine" wins the cigar here.
posted a comment on Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force* - Planet Rock. 2 days ago
Yes...as many others have noted, it basically destroyed the record.
posted a comment on Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force* Music By Planet Patrol - Planet Rock. 2 days ago
Just to add, in this case, "Music by PLANET PATROL" simply means "All music by John Robie".
added Joaquin Joe Claussell* - The Unofficial Edits & Overdubs Special Advanced Edition Vol​.​2 - Vinyl 1 to their wantlist. 2 days ago
added Vick Lavender - 1.4.4.5 (Where It Started) to their wantlist. 2 days ago
posted a review of The Biz - Falling. 3 days ago
A lesser talked about 12" from the Prelude catalog, but shouldn't be. Essentially you have 4 versions of this song on this record, and all are essential early 80's boogie-disco. This came from the same production team as the superb "Point Blank" by... See full review
added The Biz - Falling to their collection. 3 days ago
posted a comment on Various - The Perfect Beats Volume 4. 4 days ago
This series has GREAT selections, and the mastering is top notch, but sadly, the songs have been either edited or faded early. NOT the full-length versions.
posted a review of Colors (3) - Pay Me Back My Love. 4 days ago
This might have been one of the last records that Prelude released before closing it's doors. Sadly, it does not rank as one of the better examples from the label. An average song, with slightly sloppy production (some keyboard parts are out of... See full review
added Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love (Long Version) / Lorelei (Instrumental) to their collection. 4 days ago
added Girls Can't Help It / Montana Sextet - The Mr. K Edits to their wantlist. 4 days ago
added Mr. K - The Mr K Edits (5x7" Record Store Day 2017) to their collection. 4 days ago
posted a comment on Talking Heads - Remain In Light. 4 days ago
At the end of the day, you are most likely NOT a Talking Heads fan, as this album is regularly referenced as one of the best albums of the 80's.
posted a comment on Talking Heads - 'Remain In Light' Unreleased Outtakes. 4 days ago
Nope...it's a bootleg that came out this year. Sound quality is not great either.
added "D" Train* - Keep On to their wantlist. 5 days ago
added "D" Train* - Keep On to their collection. 5 days ago
added Frederick "M.C. Count" Linton - I'm Somebody Else's Guy to their collection. 5 days ago
posted a comment on Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy. 5 days ago
Fred McFarlane--ALL KEYS, Drum Programming. Bass & Guitar--no idea.
added Various - Future Disco Presents: Poolside Sounds - Laidback Sunshine House to their collection. 7 days ago
added Revelacion - Don't Give A Damn to their collection. 8 days ago
added Various - World Famous Slammin' Beats & Breaks to their collection. 8 days ago
added Sounds Of Inner City - Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman to their collection. 8 days ago
posted a review of Master Boogies Song And Dance - When The Shit Hits The Fan. 8 days ago
The "dark horse" in the West End Catalog? Perhaps..but adventurous DJ's should be dropping it into their sets whenever they can. Sadly, they don't. (at least here in NYC)
added The Art Of Noise - In Visible Silence to their wantlist. 8 days ago
added Eric Clapton - August to their collection. 8 days ago
posted a review of Eric Clapton - August. 8 days ago
Proving that Phil Collins was more than just a drummer/vocalist. His PRODUCTION skills are on full display here, as well as his arrangements, and overall aesthetic. His drumming (as always) elevates things to a higher level...
Ohh...and ALL the... See full review
posted a comment on Eric Clapton - August. 8 days ago
True...I usually skip the first track though, as the rest of the album is 100% a Phil Collins project, which is why I bought it to begin with back in 1986.
added Lovebirds Feat. Stee Downes - Want You In My Soul to their wantlist. 9 days ago
posted a comment on Adele Bertei - Build Me A Bridge. 9 days ago
Nope...This is danceable r & b. House music did not exist in 1983 when this record was made.
posted a review of Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Who Do You Think You're Funkin' With? / What Time Is It? (Live). 9 days ago
Why was this never commercially released? Both tracks are GREAT.
posted a comment on Afrika Bambaataa. 9 days ago
The sources you named are left-leaning to say the least. I would prefer to wait for some actual EVIDENCE.
added Deco (2) - Delicious to their wantlist. 9 days ago
posted a review of Various - Fast Forward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 9 days ago
Solid soundtrack with some definite bangers, maybe that is why the cheapest copy on there is currently $25?
added Madonna - Physical Attraction to their wantlist. 9 days ago