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posted a review of Gwen Guthrie - (They Long To Be) Close To You. 13 days ago
The ONLY reason why you want to add this 12" to your playlist can be found on the flip-side: Gwen Guthrie's rendition of Surface's "Stop Holding Back" is just phenomenal and equally as good if not better than the original version of the song.

As for ... See full review
posted a review of Anne Marie - Love Is Amour In "Frrrench". 15 days ago
Anne Marie's "Love Is Amour In "Frrrench" must be the pinnacle of cheesy 1970s Disco. BUT it goes down like a fine, liquid fondue if you can handle it. As a guy you must have a strong backbone to admit you like this. Well, I do as this song has always ... See full review
posted a review of MFSB - Mysteries Of The World. 26 days ago
As the perhaps greatest poet and writer ever (aka Shakespeare) has mentioned in his epic "Hamlet" a long time ago: "Brevity is the soul of wit". Well, I suppose Shakespeare's remark can be applied to just about anything we do or create nowadays as well. ... See full review
posted a comment on New Xperience - Chance With You / Frisco Disco. 26 days ago
Looking for a nice copy of the 12". Please let me know. Pay well and promptly. Thank you.
posted a comment on Aubert Osiris & Kan' Nik - Aubert Osiris Présente Kan' Nik . about 1 month ago
Looking for a NM/NM copy. Please let me know. Pay well and promptly. Thank you.
posted a review of MDMC* - Long Way Up. about 1 month ago
Ben Liebrand was without a doubt the "go to" remixer for most German and Dutch record companies and their dance music releases throughout the 1980s. A fact, which, in all due respect, I never quite understood why.

In spite of his enormous output (> ... See full review
posted a comment on Hot Ice - Dancing Free. about 1 month ago
Hi, Yes, both sides contain the same version. But don't bother spending a lot of money on the 12". The song, even in its extended make-up, remains a lame Disco instrumental. The producer/remixer also kept those annoying, horrible, over-pitched background ... See full review
posted a review of Tribe - Coke. about 1 month ago
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If, for whatever reason, I ever had to pull a “Tom Hanks/Cast Away” stunt in my life and still had enough time to take just ten records with me on that deserted island, well, then this one would certainly be a contender for my exclusive ... See full review
posted a review of G.Q.* - Make My Dreams A Reality. about 1 month ago
Nice try, Arista, labelling this WLP as a "remix"!

Well, what the record company gave us here unfortunately, is nothing else but a mere edit of two excellent tracks from G.Q.'s classic “Disco Nights" LP. Not that anyone cares really nowadays. I mean ... See full review
posted a review of Cathy Claret. 2 months ago
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“Porque, Porque” - How could I ever miss this beauty of a record?!

Released back in 1987, in Spain and France only unfortunately, “Porque, Porque” by Cathy Claret
could have, should have and must have been a sure-fire mega summer hit for the ... See full review
posted a review of Mariscal Romero - Mariscal Romero Show. 2 months ago
You want real musical value at a bargain price for your hard-earned money? Well, here you go!

Mariscal Romero is a true DJ legend in Spain. He pioneered the radio and rock music press in Spain since the early 1970s, with his program "Musicolandia", and ... See full review
posted a review of Three Generations Featuring Chevell* - Superlover / Get It Off. 2 months ago
I want to apologize already for my somewhat a bit lengthy comment below regarding this record. But this is too important of a recording as it is true piece of New Jersey Garage House music.

It is also a prime example to showcase how major labels in the ... See full review
posted a review of Kerri Chandler - Super Lover. 2 months ago
It is time to sort the true say from the hearsay surrounding this nowadays legendary record.

Well, I had the privilege to meet Kerri Chandler twice in those “early days” of his career.
Side note: For my second intermezzo with Kerri and his fellow ... See full review
posted a review of Hotline - Rock This House. 2 months ago
Absolutely timeless, life-affirming and sophisticated house music from a really fantastic year - 1987.

This 12" is all about the dub-mix by the way. It always sends a shiver down my spine. Without a doubt, this track stood the test of time with its ... See full review
posted a review of Manolo Gas & The Tinto Band Bang - Gas. 2 months ago
Manolo Gas (R.I.P.) is a true Catalan legend. Born and raised in Barcelona, he also passed away in his beloved home town almost 10 years ago.

Mr. Gas was highly regarded as a music director, composer, arranger, producer and pianist throughout his long ... See full review
posted a review of Beverly Cason - Love Me. 2 months ago
Contrary to other releases on the Sheridan House Record Group Inc. label, which were mostly mediocre at best, the production team consisting of Lloyd Tolbert and Joe Mumford, delivered a truly enchanting, uplifting dancer with “Love Me”, that is also ... See full review
posted a review of Well Being / Technicolour & Komatic - Fokuz:50 . 2 months ago
Well, I admit it: I always loved Drum & Bass, especially the more ambient and melodic side of this genre. In particular the label Fokuz is a prime example of a record company known for its strong, high quality output of superbe D&B tracks.

Well Being's ... See full review
posted a review of Synkro (2) - Acceptance EP. 2 months ago
There is hardly a week that passes, where I do not listen to what is one of the most beautifully crafted ambient tracks from the past ten years:

Synkro's "Acceptance" is truly a wonderful and mesmerizing, electronic downtempo masterpiece with some ... See full review
posted a review of Richard Sen & Scott Fraser (2) - Night Control. 2 months ago
Now, that's what I call a fantastic combo, i.e. combining awesome dance music with an really unique picture cover! Not sure what the xray of a foot in a high-heel has to do with the tracks found on this disc, but the image is really very original and ... See full review
posted a review of Röyksopp - Melody A.M.. 2 months ago
"Music" should be mostly about "music", right? Obviously this is not the case here as "Melody A.M." features a cover art by a famed artist...

Musically, this double-album offers a few, and let me put this nicely, "OK" electronic downtempo tunes by the ... See full review
posted a review of "Dreamgirls" Original Broadway Cast - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going / When I First Saw You / Hard To Say Goodbye, My Love. 2 months ago
Surely, there were many, out-of-this-world, vocal demonstrations throughout the history of popular music.

But if I had to pick just one song in order to showcase to a visiting, outer space alien what a human-being can do with his or her voice, then it ... See full review
posted a review of Private Pleasure - Close To The Heart. 2 months ago
The mid 1980s were anything but kind to NYC's (sub-) culture. The AIDS epidemic was in full force, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. This horrible disease took many of the most gifted and creative artists right out of what used to be not just ... See full review
posted a comment on Raul Marrero - Perdoname / Cuando Calienta El Sol. 2 months ago
Please notify me if you have a clean copy for sale. Will pay well and promptly. Thank you.
posted a comment on Teri Desario - The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of / Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You. 2 months ago
This was a typo, i.e. the U.K. issue features the same 06:33 version like the other 12" releases. Hope this helps.
posted a comment on Teri De Sario* - Nada De Alejara De Ti (Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You). 2 months ago
Still the English version, just the song titles are in Spanish :-)
posted a review of Heatwave - Bandidos Con Suerte = Gangsters Of The Groove. 3 months ago
This Mexican-only 12"-single is well worth tracking down. The disc features on its flip-side a real marvel with "Goin' Crazy", which was IMHO also the standout song from Heatwaves' 1980 "Candles" album.

"Goin' Crazy", written by the one and only Rod ... See full review
posted a review of Rebles* - Sweetest Taboo (Soca). 3 months ago
This must be the WORST rendition of a Sade song ever!

Look, one can always argue about taste in music. Either one likes a song or not. It is that simple. But this here is borderline sacrilege what these guys at Straker's did to a bonafide Sade classic. ... See full review
posted a review of War - Galaxy. 3 months ago
The French commercial maxi-single is the one you want to get. It is the only 12"-single featuring the full length album mix of this all-time War classic. All other 12" issues of this song such as the U.S., Japanese, U.K. etc. contain the Manny Slali ... See full review
posted a review of Fay Hill - I Know Who You Should See / Any Load You Can Handle. 3 months ago
These two wonderful songs on this super scarce 12"-single were taken from Fay Hills' "This Is A Blessing" album.

WFL, a small, local label out of California and known for its Gospel output, actually distributed this 12"-single in very limited ... See full review
posted a review of Leon Ware And Janis Siegel - Why I Came To California. 3 months ago
From Elektra Records' point of view, these two songs were considered "Jazz-Fusion", which was still somewhat of a niche market in the U.S. in the late 1970s / early 1980s.

Contrary to a lot of other record companies, Elektra Records was also well known ... See full review
posted a review of MDMC* - Long Way Up. 3 months ago
Ben Liebrand was without a doubt the "go to" remixer for most German and Dutch record companies and their dance music releases throughout the 1980s. A fact, which, in all due respect, I never quite understood why.

In spite of his enormous output (> ... See full review
posted a review of Kano - Another Life / Dance School. 3 months ago
The Spanish Hispavox ‎edition of "Another Life" is the only way you will be able to find the equally awesome, but somewhat overlooked "Dance School" on very well pressed 12"-single format. The vinyl quality is excellent too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
posted a review of El Coco - Cocomotion '79. 4 months ago
Rick Gianatos 1979 remix of “Afrodesia” is unlike anything else I have heard before. It is so subtle and airy but nevertheless full of energy at the same time.

This is the mix where Mr. Gianatos outdid himself. I would even go as far as claiming that ... See full review
posted a review of Rick Gianatos. 4 months ago
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With his uncanny ability to mix and tweak records for maximum emotional impact on the dance floor, Rick Gianatos pioneered the concept of a (re-)mix in the mid 1970s.

Just take a look at his vast and unbelievable repertoire of captivating ... See full review
posted a review of Leesha Paradise - Waiting. 4 months ago
Shep Pettibone incorporated this excellent and somewhat obscure track into his Mastermixes for NYC's 98.7 KISS FM radio station for a while.

This was a limited, U.K. only pressing, which, due to licensing issues unfortunately, never got a proper U.S. ... See full review
posted a review of Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again. 4 months ago
Trust me: The ONLY 12"s featuring "Kiss Me Again" you want are either the PRO-A-785 or the official U.K. 12" release but surely NOT THIS PARTICULAR ONE. Why?

Well, the two recommended discs feature the much better, 6:50min edited version. This is also ... See full review
posted a review of Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again. 4 months ago
Trust me: This particular record with "Kiss Me Again" is the one you want to get as it features the excellent, 6:50min edited version. This is also the mix that comes with an awesome break bringing a great track to a true grand finale.

Furthermore, no ... See full review
posted a review of Diana Ross - Love Hangover. 4 months ago
The PR-15 four-cut 12"-single of "Love Hangover" was pressed by Motown for AM and FM radio stations exclusively to promote the upcoming, self-titled album by Ms. Ross back in 1976. This rare, promo-only issue is a 100 % legitimate release similar to so ... See full review
posted a review of Satin, Silk & Lace - Your Love. 5 months ago
There were two versions of "Your Love" produced by the legendary Greg Carmichael. For further information and an in-depth review of the IMO better rendition of the song, i.e. of the one by Innerlife, please take a look at: ... See full review
posted a review of Blackwell - Boogie Down Y Baila / Me Gusta Como Bailas. 7 months ago
The good news first: You will get the "first" version of the "Boogie Down, Mess Around" with this highly sought-after, Mexican 1976 promo-only 12"-single. It features Blackwell's original, smouldering dance floor groover "Boogie Down, Mess Around" taken ... See full review
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posted a review of Gratitude (2) - Loving You / We Are Here To Party. 8 months ago
Right from the start, the producers and song writers of this killer, Canadian-only 12"-single made one thing clear: "We're Are Here To Party"!

The vocals on this disc are actually "so-so". Nevertheless, the vocals work particularly well with the ... See full review
posted a review of Mocko Jumbie - HIGH HIGH HIGH. 8 months ago
Context: A moko jumbie is actually a stilts walker or dancer. "Moko" means healer in Central Africa and "jumbi", a West Indian term for a ghost or spirit that may have been derived from the Kongo language word zumbi. The moko jumbies are thought to ... See full review
posted a review of Gloria Knight - Today. 8 months ago
Gloria Knight's "We're Gonna Make It" is a brilliantly stripped-back, bass-heavy affair that peppers its killer groove with an highly infectious, bubbly sound-effect. The A-side features the warm and mature vocals by Ms. Knight, whereas the awesome, very ... See full review
posted a review of Juan Carlos Calderón - Bandolero. 9 months ago
"Bandolero" is one fantastic, pre-Disco instrumental by the late Juan Carlos Calderón (R.I.P.).

It was played non-stop at basically ANY decent Disco beach bar in Ibiza back when the Balearic island was still a true hippie heaven before it evolved into ... See full review
posted a review of Juan Carlos Calderón - Y Su Taller De Musica. 9 months ago
The opening track "Bandolero" is a fantastic, pre-Disco instrumental by the late Juan Carlos Calderón (R.I.P.).

It was played non-stop at basically ANY decent Disco beach bar in Ibiza back when the Balearic island was still a true hippie heaven before ... See full review
posted a review of The Balls Brothers Band - The Nightswing. 9 months ago
OK, not sure how to describe this one the best way. But this privately pressed 12"-single is a, please excuse my French, "BAD ASS" record!

It features two variations of the track, whereby each side contains an additional edit for radio play. However, I ... See full review
posted a review of Innerlife* - Your Love. 9 months ago
This must be probably Greg Carmichael's most accomplished production in terms of showcasing his exquisite musical craftsmanship as well as his longstanding, exceptional contribution to the dance music community overall. "Your Love" is such an incredibly ... See full review
posted a review of Juan Carlos Calderón - Y Su Taller De Musica. 9 months ago
The opening track "Bandolero" is a fantastic, pre-Disco instrumental by the late Juan Carlos Calderón (R.I.P.).

It was played non-stop at basically ANY decent Disco beach bar in Ibiza back when the Balearic island was still a true hippie heaven before ... See full review
posted a review of Bobby Womack - Do The Womack!. 9 months ago
This is a great 12" E.P. to add to your collection because it features the wonderful "Daylight" by the late Soul giant. This E.P. is also the only way you will find "Daylight" on a great sounding 12"-single format.

David Mancuso (R.I.P.) at The Loft ... See full review