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Sleepyhead
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Sleepyhead (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: PPU 066. Rel: 01 Dec 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Sleepyhead
  2. Dunk
Review: What? Beautiful Swimmers on PPU? You know this is a combination that will just exude excellence from every pore of its black vinyl DNA. It makes perfect sense as well because Beautiful Swimmer Max D has been an irregular source of edits and remixes for PPU over the years - the "Go Bananas" refix being a favourite here. Sleepyhead follows fare of a more contemporary nature from Legowelt and Pender Street Steppers and Future Times completists will most definitely want this 12" in their collection. The Dolo drums and sweet new age sounds are present on the title track, which is filled with all manner of little edits and interesting rhythmic kinks but don't sleep on the blunted Go-Go vibes of "Dunk".
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When You Had The Chance
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Cat: PPU 068. Rel: 06 Jul 15
Soul
  1. When You Had The Chance (vocal version) (3:51)
  2. When You Had The Chance (instrumental) (3:15)
Review: PPU come through with some more of that late '80s soul, looking to Cool Waters man Napoleon Cherry. Indicative of its time; the post synth boogie and theatrics of the early part of the decade are swapped with a much deeper, more subtle delivery and instrumentation that sat well with the likes of Soul II Soul and Massive Attack. Napoleon underplays his vocals throughout, allowing the synths to truly shine. More shine for your shekels? Flip for the instrumental and look out for a full retrospective of Cherry's work coming on Music From Memory!
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Saturday Night
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Cat: PUP 040CD. Rel: 01 Oct 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Saturday Night
  2. Will You Show Up
  3. So Proud
  4. Freedom
  5. Won't You Serve Him
  6. Too Quick
  7. Partay
  8. You're A Star
Where Love Lives
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Cat: PPU 060. Rel: 02 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Where Love Lives (4:58)
  2. I Want Your Body (5:09)
Review: ** PPU REPRESS ** Following the killer Moon B album II, the peerless Peoples Potential Unlimited wind back the clock to bring us some unreleased late '80s material from Evans Pyramid. The alias of Boston musician Andre Evans, the disco and boogie project was the subject of an extensive retrospective a few years ago, but PPU have managed to uncover these two further gems regardless. "Where Love Lives" is the killer cut here, an "accelerated funk anthem" whose vintage synth bass sounds particularly relevant in today's retro-obsessed musical climate. On the B-side is "I Want Your Body", from Evans' side project Royale, a more classic disco number that still hits all the right notes.
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Help Yourself
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Cat: PPU 076. Rel: 26 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. No More (3:42)
  2. Get The Feelin (3:42)
  3. Changes (4:28)
  4. Help Yourself (3:22)
  5. She'll Break Your Heart (6:24)
  6. So Much Love (4:31)
  7. You're The Lady (3:39)
  8. Comin From The Heart (3:51)
Review: Shiny boogie reissue action from Peoples Potential Unlimited, the undisputed kings of disco digging. This label has to be recognised for what it's done, for the amount of material that it's made available to contemporary boogie addicts, and for the style with which they've done it. Here we have some glorious material from 1980-1981 by Mark J's Freeway project. If there truly is such as thing as 'blue-eyed soul', then this is your 'green-eyed boogie', a marvellous, uptempo collection of funky tunes with a subtle electro edge running through the lower ends of the mixes. Also, it'll surely appeal to a variety of 'soul' lovers, from the ones who like that slight electro edge to their disco, to others who are into their vocal solos, piano keys and yes, even some organs. All in all, this is a timeless piece of music which had been lost in the depths of time and into the pockets of the second-hand market cats. Don't miss it.
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Be My Girl
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Be My Girl (1-sided 12")
Cat: PPU 073. Rel: 02 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Be My Girl (2:54)
  2. Thinking About You (4:46)
Review: Washington DC's Peoples Potential Unlimited come up trumps once more, excavating some prime mid-'80s funk from G.G. & Company. Under the name, local artist Gerald Ward was responsible for one sole release in the shape of the four-track Thinking About You 12" issued on his own GWP Productions in 1984. PPU tell us Ward recorded the 12" fresh from spending time in the studio of Quincy Jones whilst he was producing the James Ingram smasher "Yah Mo B There" and he was clearly inspired. Two tracks from that Thinking About You 12" feature on this PPU presentation, remastered from the OG tapes and sounding wholly fresh. The squiggly P-funk boogie stylings of the title track are complemented well by "Be My Girl" which could easily be mistaken for an early Prince cut.
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Eternal Love
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Cat: PPU 070. Rel: 17 Aug 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Eternal Love (4:28)
  2. Talking On A Funky Note (3:41)
  3. Ove The Hump (3:49)
Review: Long standing soul man Willie (or Hill as he usually operates on PPU) returns with three more timeless soul joints. "Eternal Love" is a soul monolith of Vandross proportions as Willie belts his guts up over a slippery synth boogie groove, classic 80s falsetto harmonies and brick-melting synth-toms. "Talking On A Funky Note" takes us to the early 90s with a Bobby Brown-style new-jack sound while "Over The Hump" brings us to an inspiring climax with lyrics of intestinal fortitude so heavy they'd make a world champion life coach blush. Perfect for all training/chips down montages.
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Fire & Desire
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Cat: PPU 067. Rel: 09 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Fire & Desire (demo version) (2:37)
  2. Fire & Desire (Studio version) (4:44)
  3. Situations (4:29)
Review: DC archival masters Peoples Potential Unlimited first shone the light on Dwight Sykes and his Jahari project on the must grip Situations cassette late last year, revealing the work of a key player in Michigan's underground boogie scene. Those selectors out there without the means to play tapes in a club setting will no doubt be very thankful to PPU for this 12" that brings together some unreleased demo cuts from Jahari along with a newly remastered version of the superb title track from that cassette. So up top you get two alternate takes on "Fire & Desire" with the studio version a real funk gem, whilst "Situations" sounds all the more sweet and soulful in newly remastered form.
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Let's Ride
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Let's Ride (12'')
Cat: PPU 072. Rel: 20 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Let's Ride (4:07)
  2. You Must Go On (4:00)
Review: It's well known that People's Potential Unlimited boss Andrew Morgan has some serious crate digging skills. Even so, he continues to amaze with the obscurity and quality of the releases he chooses to reissue. Serious collectors have long sought out "Let's Ride" by guitarist Willie Lee Jnr under his occasional Junei alias. Originally released on 7" back in 1987, it's a killer chunk of synthesizer-heavy electrofunk blessed with some serious eyes-closed guitar solo action. Flipside "You Must Go On" - originally the A-side of the '87 release - is fantastic, too, offering a near perfect blend of sun-kissed Balearic attitude and smooth '80s soul grooves.
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Los Alamos Motel
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Cat: PPU 059. Rel: 07 Apr 14
Deep House
  1. Puzzles In Life
  2. Videophone To Space
  3. Cruise Till The Sun Shines
  4. Los Alamos Motel
Review: If you've ever got a few hours to spare, check out Legowelt's discography - the Dutch analogue fetishist is astonishingly productive (and, of course Legowelt is simply one of Danny Wolfers' many pseudonyms). Here, he adds another label to the growing list with a surprise appearance on Andrew Morgan's Washington D.C-based Peoples Potential Unlimited imprint. Unsurprisingly, Wolfers explores many of his favourite themes on Puzzles in Life, merrily skipping between melodic, bubbling deep house (the excellent title track), slo-mo Detroit futurism ("Video Phone To Space"), super-slo stargazing boogie (the superb "Cruise Till The Sun Shines") and woozy, intergalactic ambience ("Los Alamos Motel"). In many ways, this is an unusual turn from PPU, but it's a calculated gamble that's more than paid off.
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I Like The Way You Do It
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Cat: PPU 021. Rel: 04 Oct 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. I Like The Way You Do It
  2. I Like The Way You Do It (Tom Noble edit)
Review: Peoples Potential Unlimited comes through with more reissue gold! Were you to invest in an original copy of "I Like The Way You Do It" you'd need a spare couple of hundred quid in the sky rocket. PPU present the original sultry boogie version and a Tom Noble edit either side of an orange stickered 12 inch.

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II
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II (LP)
Cat: PPU 051. Rel: 28 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Gulls
  2. Stank Tartare
  3. Green Sky
  4. Old Iz New
  5. Ambassador Crazy
  6. Puddin'
  7. Those Moments
  8. Cold G
Review: Moon B takes it back to the old school that is PPU! Atlanta-based analogue funkateer Wes Gray made his debut proper as Moon B back in 2012 on People's Potential Unlimited, and has since found further acclaim with a killer EP for London label Going Good and releases as Vaib-R and Sean Sanders for Nous and Hot Mix. Andrew Morgan's PPU has always been something of a home base for Moon B material however, with several other cross format releases in recent times. The suitably titled II is the second Moon B long player and pulls eight tracks from the home studio recordings of Wes Gray made over the past few years with that signature "slank rhythms and cutting basslines you've grown accustomed to" present and correct!
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III
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III (LP)
Cat: PPU 063. Rel: 22 Dec 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Realms
  2. Neither Here Nor Where
  3. Art Direction
  4. Moonda
  5. Polywarp
Review: Moon B's next mini-LP offering to PPU, entitled III, is a varied affair. The a side offers up the older taped track "Realms", a semi-muted yet chuggy number for the dance floor overwrought with moon-roasted synth progressions that coat the ears. "Neither Here Nor Where" is an ode to forgotten spaces and places, wrapped tightly in synth bazz and creamed pads that emanate from Moon's favorite synth, the Alpha Juno 1. Flip the record to find Moon's most "instro-spective" offerings to date. "Art Direction" bottomed out tempo conjures up images of 1984 Prince replacing Appalonia with Inga Copeland as his motorcycle passenger after a neon lit love-making session. "Moonda"'s slow fluctuation and linn drum echoes paired with sorrowful yet hopeful chords attempts to warm you in the coldest of polar vortices. "Polywarp" rounds out the affair with syruppy vacillating instrumentation paired with unforeseen wobbly bits and foreign percussive hits. -
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PPU Wallet (material velcro wallet with camo design on one side and PPU logo on other)
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Cat: 517866 Rel: 10 Feb 14
 
Material wallet with pixelated camo design
Notes: Camo design on front, PPU logo on back, velcro fastening.
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Let's Groove
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Cat: PPU 042LP. Rel: 28 Jan 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Let's Groove
  2. I'm So In Love With You
  3. Streetch Limos
  4. Down With It
  5. Armed & Dangerous
  6. What Is It Girl
  7. I Wanna Be With You Tonight
  8. Tearing Me Up
  9. Acting Strange Lately
  10. Drifting In A State Of Love
Strung Out
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  1. Strung Out
  2. Prescriptions
Review: Late last year Los Angeles-based synth obsessive Nicholas Benedek made his PPU bow with a untitled album filled with untitled tracks, executed with the sort of lo-fi panache that fit the label to a tee. Here Benedek returns to PPU as RX, a rather surprising self-styled 'smog prog' project with LIES artist and LA Club Resources boss Delroy Edwards. Taking shape in a signature PPU 7 inch, both "Strung Out" and "Prescriptions" sound like a fine balance between the hazy boogie of Benedek and the tape degraded grit that's been a hallmark of Edwards work since his emergence on L.I.E.S.
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Waiting For Your Love
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Waiting For Your Love (limited 1-sided 12")
Cat: PPU 027. Rel: 30 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Waiting For Your Love (4:26)
Review: Even by the dusty-fingered standards of arch crate diggers People's Potential Unlimited, this is something of an obscurity. During the late 1970s, Surinamese musician Usje Sukatma recorded a number of groovy, disco-influenced stoner rock gems most of which barely registered outside of his home country. Back in 2011, PPU rescued the superb "Waiting For Your Love" - his only song in English - from obscurity, sticking it out on an in-demand 7". Here they press it up again, this time on a single-sided 12".
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Go Bananas
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Go Bananas (12")
Cat: PPU 033. Rel: 06 Jun 16
Electro
  1. Go Bananas (vocal) (6:36)
  2. Go Bananas (instrumental) (4:46)
You Don't Have To Cry Anymore
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Cat: UQ 001. Rel: 08 Nov 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. You Don't Have To Cry Anymore
  2. Vision Of Estonia
Review: Originally out in 1985, Peoples Potential Unlimited reissue this soul boogie jam from Uku Kuut (who was born In the Soviet Union, raised in Sweden and now lives in Estonia) featuring Marju Kuut on vocals. On the flip is a mellow instrumental in homage to Uku's home for the past 20 years, now available for the first time on cute 7" vinyl. Top release!
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I Feel Love
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Cat: PPU 046. Rel: 20 May 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. I Feel Love
  2. Santa Monica Pier
Review: Following the superb Visions of Estonia album from last year, estranged Estonian producer Uku Kuut resurfaces on Washington DC imprint Peoples Potential Unlimited with I Feel Love. This two-track EP is yet another perfect example of the label's speciality in dealing with obscure and unknown dance music gems from the '70s and '80s and highlights why PPU is an eternal favourite at Juno HQ. "I Feel Love" sounds like a combination between Todd Terje's heralded disco-edits and the Norwegian's pumping originals, while "Santa Monica Pier" shuffles and slides like Steve Wonder and Ray Charles knocking heads, drum machines, keys and synthesisers in a sun-drenched Californian studio.
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Funky
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Funky (7")
Cat: PPU 078. Rel: 27 Feb 17
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Played by: JimmyTheTwin
Psycho For Your Love
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Cat: PPU 025. Rel: 28 Feb 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Psycho For Your Love
  2. Work Those Joints
Review: Amidst recent praise from a variety of individuals including Ben UFO, Legowelt and the Juno review team, the Peoples Potential Unlimited label keep up the brilliant work with yet another killer disco boogie oddity from the early 80s. This Westwood / Cash twelve is the first of two twelve's from the Washington imprint to switch the focus to the career of Detroit producer Danaan Potts who can count on studying alongside a young Juan Atkins as well as spending close to 100 hours a week studio time alongside George Clinton as influences. Here he adopts the anonymous Westwood tag to add some bizarre P Funk to the delightful Orlando Cash jams "Psycho For Your Love" and "Work Those Joints". Additional PPU tweaks of both make this one of the labels best twelve's to date!
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