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Shake It
Shake It (12")
Cat: FVR 105. Rel: 14 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Shake It Dub (feat Alicia Blue Eyez Smith - extended 12" version) (7:32)
  2. Cosmic Jam (7:00)
 in stock $11.68
Summer Body
Cat: FVR 164. Rel: 11 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Summer Body (6:49)
  2. Summer Body (Charles Maurice dub version) (6:23)
  3. Breakfast In Space (8:00)
  4. Breakfast In Space (Charles Maurice dub version) (4:10)
Review: Should you be hankering after some suitably positive music right now - and let's face it, most of us are - then we'd recommend checking out this fine four-tracker from French jazz-funk combo Aldorande. There are two original cuts to choose from: the languid, laid-back and undeniably sunny breeziness of "Summer Body" - all female scat vocals, bustling jazz-funk bass, sweet pianos, two-step beats and boogie synths - and the bolder, more electronic fizz of "Breakfast In Space", which reminded us a little of vintage weather report. Charles Maurice delivers instrumental Dub versions of both, naturally beefing up the basslines and adding a little extra percussive pressure.
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 in stock $17.25
Aldorande
Aldorande (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: FVR 152LP. Rel: 14 Jun 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Beauty Island (5:21)
  2. Sir Boastful (7:28)
  3. Praia Do Destino (6:57)
  4. Sous La Lune (4:15)
  5. Petite Cherie (6:25)
  6. Straight To The Point (4:08)
  7. Because Of You (4:06)
  8. Rayon Vert (4:57)
  9. La Fin Est Un Commencement (6:30)
 in stock $30.61
Arian (reissue)
Cat: FVR 128LP. Rel: 15 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Your Love Makes Me A Winner (4:59)
  2. Can't Say Goodbye (3:38)
  3. Sure It's Funky (5:36)
  4. Still Together (3:41)
  5. Lutas Velikim Gradom (4:26)
  6. Nisam Taj (3:23)
  7. Luduj Sa Mnom (5:14)
  8. Novi Susret (3:32)
Review: In 1981, Macedonian singer Arian Krliu headed over to New York to record a bilingual album of disco and boogie treats. The resultant set was self-released in relatively limited qualities and has since gone in to become an in-demand item amongst collectors of global disco and synth-pop sounds. This officially licensed reissue stretches the album's original eight tracks over two slabs of wax to allow for a louder, DJ-friendly pressing. Record one boasts Arian's English language recordings; the sumptuous AOR disco of "Your Love Makes Me A Winner", the punchy, horn-heavy disco-bogie brilliance of "Can't Say Goodbye", the K.I.D style dancefloor badness of "Sure It's Funky" and blue-eyed soul of "Still Together". Over on disc two, you'll find Croatian language versions of the same tracks.
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 in stock $22.81
Sambadi
Sambadi (7'')
Cat: FVR 077. Rel: 12 Feb 13
International
  1. Sambadi (main mix)
  2. Sambadi (Pathworks remix clean)
 in stock $8.07
Mizik Bel
Mizik Bel (12")
Cat: FVR 156. Rel: 16 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Mizik Bel (5:13)
  2. Mizik Bel (Africaine 808 remix) (8:17)
Review: A while back, Africaine 808's DJ Nomad contacted Favorite Recordings' chief Pascal Rioux about a killer track he'd been given some years back - an obscure, previously CD-R only fusion of modern Gwo-ka and Zouk by Esnard Boisdur entitled "Mizik Bel". Rioux was excited by what he heard and agreed that the track should come out on vinyl, accompanied by a fresh rework by Nomad and Dirk Leyers as Africaine 808. Boisdur's original version (side A) is rhythmically dense but also cheery and life affirming, with celebratory chorus vocals and 80s zouk style synth lines subtly rising above a busy, all-action groove. Arguably even better is the sub-heavy Africaine 808 mix, which brilliantly re-imagines the track as a tasty chunk of tropical house/disco-zouk fusion.
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An Eye For An Eye (remastered)
Cat: FVR 118LP. Rel: 21 Jun 16
Rock
  1. Never Gonna Stop Lovin' You (3:30)
  2. One More Try For Love (3:57)
  3. Love You Out Of Your Mind (3:16)
  4. I'll Try A Little Every Day For You (3:18)
  5. Crack The Whip (3:20)
  6. Standby Lover (4:07)
  7. Keep On Running (3:17)
  8. Making Love For The First Time (2:56)
  9. Be My Baby (2:53)
  10. An Eye For An Eye (3:52)
  11. Right Through The Heart (3:55)
Review: 1981's An Eye For An Eye is, to this day, the only LP produced by Byrne & Barnes together, and it's as playful and fresh as the first day it came out. While it's a little more on the synth side of things, it reminds us of other blue-eyed soul artists such as Ned Doheny, and throughout its eleven tunes, there's plenty of romance, mystique and soul-ridden funk. Think of it as the prototypical bridge between a 70's jazz-funk LP and the beginning of pop music as we know it today. Blue-eyed soul at its finest!
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Sunshine (remastered)
Cat: FVR 136LP. Rel: 12 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Galaxy (6:59)
  2. Inch By Inch (6:22)
  3. Sunshine (4:04)
  4. Space Cowboy (6:09)
  5. Too Much Tonight (3:28)
  6. Heart To Heart Sensation (3:48)
  7. Scream & Holler (3:33)
Review: Favorite Records take us direct to the source: a disco gem of holy grail proportions, Sunshine is Byron's only album, OG copies go for over L500 and it's chock-a-block with dancefloor gold. From the in-your-face physicality of "Galaxy" or the planet-kicking line dance feels of "Space Cowboy" by way of the ultimate 80s sleaze synth boogie of "Heart To Heart Sensation", this was Byron in his prime with so much promise and latent funk, and led to one of disco's ultimate bombs "Dance To The Music". Essential.
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Nacao Africa
Cat: FVR 162. Rel: 27 May 20
Funk
  1. Canto Da Bahia (6:05)
  2. Dia De Verao (5:26)
  3. Guerreiro Yoruba (6:38)
  4. Nacao Africa (4:49)
  5. Copacabana (4:02)
  6. Canto De Iemanja (5:40)
  7. Nacao Africa (part 2) (4:03)
Review: Eagle eyed diggers might have spotted Camarao Orkestra's excellent Nacao Africa 12" single dropping last year on Favorite Recordings. Now the promise of that single has been followed up with this wonderful album - a scintillating blend of Latin jazz, funk, samba, Afrobeat and much more besides. The playing is second to none, not least the gorgeous Rhodes on "Dia De Verao", and the energy pivots nimbly across these seven tracks to make for a varied but cohesive listen. Uptempo "Guerreiro Yoruba" is an infectious stomper, while "Copacabana" captures a cool 70s funk vibe that wouldn't sound out of place on a Rufus & Chaka Khan record. With the title track bringing the perfect laid back party flavour too, there's a lot to savour on this album, not least while the sun is shining.
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Nacao Africa
Cat: FVR 154. Rel: 18 Jun 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Nacao Africa (4:50)
  2. Nacao Africa (Patchworks remix) (4:41)
  3. Nacao Africa (Patchworks Late Night dub) (3:50)
Review: Camarao Orkestra may be based in Paris, but their hearts are always in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. The incendiary live band has a new album on the way (their last dropped three years ago) so to get us in the mood Favorite Recordings has served up this suitably steamy workout. In its' A-side original mix form, "Nacao Africa" is a mid-tempo chunk of low-slung Latin boogie rich in drunken trumpet lines, sweet female vocals, Marcos Valle guitar riffs and weighty dub disco bass. Patchworks man Bruno Hovart handles remix duties, first offering up a sweet two-step soul/laidback boogie revision before slamming down a hypnotic, stripped-back and delay-laden "Late Night Dub".
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Nacao Africa
Cat: FVR 162CD. Rel: 27 May 20
International
  1. Canto Da Bahia
  2. Dia De Verao
  3. Guerreiro Yoruba
  4. Nacao Africa
  5. Copacabana
  6. Canto De Iemanja
  7. Nacao Africa (part 2)
Review: Eagle eyed diggers might have spotted Camarao Orkestra's excellent Nacao Africa 12" single dropping last year on Favorite Recordings. Now the promise of that single has been followed up with this wonderful album - a scintillating blend of Latin jazz, funk, samba, Afrobeat and much more besides. The playing is second to none, not least the gorgeous Rhodes on "Dia De Verao", and the energy pivots nimbly across these seven tracks to make for a varied but cohesive listen. Uptempo "Guerreiro Yoruba" is an infectious stomper, while "Copacabana" captures a cool 70s funk vibe that wouldn't sound out of place on a Rufus & Chaka Khan record. With the title track bringing the perfect laid back party flavour too, there's a lot to savour on this album, not least while the sun is shining.
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AEIOU
AEIOU (12")
Cat: FVR 151. Rel: 25 Apr 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. AEIOU (Dimitri From Paris remix) (7:44)
  2. AEIOU (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco dub) (7:01)
Review: First released last summer, Cotonete and Roberto Di Melo's "AEIOU" is a deliciously warm and woozy chunk of jazz-funk/revivalist Latin disco fusion that sounds like it was recorded in 1978 rather than 2018. This time round, Dimitri From Paris is at the controls, offering up two arguably superior "Special Disco Mixes" that not only boasts more audio clarity around key instrumental parts (particularly the horns, walking bassline and previously buried Clavinet lines) but also add some fizzing new electrofunk synths. As a result, the A-side vocal version sounds like a disco scene anthem in waiting, while the high-octane flipside dub is percussive, sweaty and full throttle in the best possible way.
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Atemporal
Atemporal (CD)
Cat: FVR 148CD. Rel: 30 May 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Papos Desconexos (part 1)
  2. Papos Desconexos (part 2)
  3. AEIOU (album mix)
  4. Muhler Instrumento (part 1 & 2)
  5. Canto Da Yara
  6. Kilario (2019 version)
  7. Linhas De Alinhar
  8. Verso E Prosa
Review: This time last year, French combo Cotonete joined forces with Brazilian singer Di Melo to deliver what became one of the sleeper hits of last summer - the Latin disco/jazz-funk fusion of "A.E.I.O.U.". Here they continue their partnership with a first collaborative full length. It's a quietly impressive outing, with Di Melo's distinctive vocals rising above cuts that variously doff a cap to sultry Brazilian disco-funk, Azymuth-esque jazz-funk, soundtrack-friendly cinematic soundscapes, Astrud Gilberto style sweetness and humid salsa-funk (standout "Kilario (2019 Version)". It's a warm, loose and hazy set that feels authentically South American despite its Parisian roots.
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 in stock $16.13
AEIOU
AEIOU (12")
Cat: FVR 149. Rel: 23 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. AEIOU (6:36)
  2. AEIOU (dub version) (6:47)
Review: Thanks to their superb collaborative album "Atemporal", many are now fully aware of the joint musical explorations of French band Cotonete and Brazilian singer Di Melo. That wasn't the case in early summer 2018 when their first single, "A.E.I.O.U", landed in stores. The record became a sleeper hit, was later remixed by Dimitri From Paris and is now given the re-press treatment. The original version (side A) is an inspired fusion of warm, breezy Brazilian disco and jaunty jazz-funk with one of the strongest, catchiest choruses we've heard in years. It's utterly ace all told, as is the more spacey and synth-laden B-side "Dub" mix. If you don't already own a copy, do yourself a favour and grab one of these.
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Tanger
Tanger (LP)
Cat: FVR 158LP. Rel: 01 Oct 19
International
  1. Voudou (3:59)
  2. Tanger (4:39)
  3. Un Seul Visage (3:46)
  4. Ouvre Tes Yeux (3:37)
  5. Quand Tu Te Laisses Aller (3:55)
  6. Georgy Porgy (5:47)
  7. Pour L'amour De Toi (3:23)
  8. Prends Ton Temps (3:35)
 in stock $21.15
Tanger
Tanger (CD)
Cat: FVR 158CD. Rel: 01 Nov 19
International
  1. Voudou
  2. Tanger
  3. Un Seul Visage
  4. Ouvre Tes Yeux
  5. Quand Tu Te Laisses Aller
  6. Georgy Porgy
  7. Pour L'amour De Toi
  8. Prends Ton Temps
  9. Georgy Porgy
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State Of Emmergency (reissue)
Cat: FVR 146LP. Rel: 21 Jun 18
Funk
  1. Trouble In Mind (3:37)
  2. Sweet Mood (3:30)
  3. Mr Phone (3:03)
  4. State Of Emmergency (4:11)
  5. Wind's Too Cold (4:06)
  6. Rumours (4:22)
  7. A So Called Being (4:26)
  8. Last Word (4:03)
  9. Restless (4:43)
Played by: Charles Maurice
 in stock $15.33
Jazz Traficantes
Jazz Traficantes (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: FVR 166LP. Rel: 19 Oct 20
Jazz
  1. Jazz Traficantes (4:55)
  2. Riot In Chinatown (6:24)
  3. Custom Agents (6:48)
  4. Mexican Junkanoo Suite (part 1) (7:57)
  5. Mexican Junkanoo Suite (part 2) (4:52)
  6. Mexican Junkanoo Suite (part 3) (6:17)
Review: Here's something slightly unexpected from disco, boogie, funk, soul and Afrobeat enthusiasts Favorite Recordings: a debut album from Le Deal, a swinging quartet made up of some of France's most storied jazz performers. The quartet, which is helmed by keys player Florian Pellissier, recorded the set at the legendary Van Gelder studio in NYC, a space stepped in jazz history. For that reason, it's not surprising that the album's five winding, ear-catching tracks have a classic jazz feel, with a mixture of horn and piano solos stretching out over a double-bass/drums rhythm section that's tight and together throughout. While the whole album is superb, it's the LP's most upbeat moments - see opener 'Traficantes' and the opening instalment of the flipside 'Mexican Junkanoo Suite' - that really stand out.
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Played by: Charles Maurice
 in stock $23.35
Jazz Traficantes
Cat: FVR 166CD. Rel: 19 Oct 20
Jazz
  1. Jazz Traficantes
  2. Riot In Chinatown
  3. Custom Agents
  4. Mexican Junkanoo Suite (part 1)
  5. Mexican Junkanoo Suite (part 2)
  6. Mexican Junkanoo Suite (part 3)
  7. Noche En La Carcel
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Work It Out
Cat: FVR 161. Rel: 22 Oct 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Work It Out (7:21)
  2. Work It Out (dub) (6:12)
  3. Til I Found You (6:10)
  4. Til I Found You (dub) (5:40)
Review: For the last 18 months disco and boogie legend Leroy Burgess - owner of the most distinctive voice in the game - has been touring Europe with a band of Lyon-based musicians known as Saving Coco. It makes sense, then, that he would eventually go into the studio with them to record some new material. The results are impressive. The jaunty, Clavinet-heavy brilliance of "Work It Out" is reminiscent of some of Burgess' best boogie-era work with The Fantastic Aleems and fittingly comes accompanied by a Dub mix rich in piano and synth solos. "Til I Found You" is a slap bass-propelled exercise in good grooves and even better vocals. It, too, is backed by a stripped back but musically expansive Dub mix.
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 in stock $15.01
French Disco Boogie Sounds 1975-1984
Cat: FVR 101LP. Rel: 15 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Beckie Bell - "Music Madness" (extended Charles Maurice version) (6:58)
  2. Over Drive - "Lady Jones" (5:44)
  3. Kelly - "Drole D'Historie D'Amour" (extended Charles Maurice version) (6:31)
  4. Marche Noir - "Y'a Du Blues (Tant Pis C'est La Vie)" (5:29)
  5. Contessa - "Super Star" (4:45)
  6. Toulouse - "C'est Toujour Comme Ca L'amour" (4:11)
  7. Didier Makaga - "Minuit L'heure Du Swing" (4:46)
  8. France Lise - "Pour Moi Ca Va" (Charles Maurice version) (4:05)
  9. Le Club - "Un Fait Divers & Rien De Plus" (Re-remix) (5:35)
  10. Bernard Guyvan - "Polar (T'aurais Du T' Tirer)" (Charles Maurice version) (5:00)
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French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3: 1977-1987
Cat: FVR 140LP. Rel: 15 Feb 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Maya - "Lait De Coco" (dub) (3:55)
  2. NST Cophies - "Segregation" (4:37)
  3. Paul Fathy - "Funky Baby Love" (4:12)
  4. Judy Carter - "Listen To The Music" (12" version) (5:57)
  5. Janet N'Diaye Lokamba - "Funky & Fire" (4:53)
  6. KKE - "Money" (4:03)
  7. Caramel - "L'amour Toujours L'amour" (12" version) (5:56)
  8. Yannick Chevalier - "Ecoute Le Son Du Soleil" (instrumental) (4:06)
  9. JEKYS - "Looking For You" (4:26)
  10. Silence - "Un Peu D'amour" (3:40)
  11. Wally & Shane - "Give Back My Song" (3:47)
  12. Zorgus - "Flash" (3:36)
  13. Joel Dayde - "Qu'est Ce Que Tu Fais Par Amour" (3:29)
Review: For those intrigued by the distinctively Gallic but authentically American-sounding world of French disco-boogie, Charles Maurice's ongoing compilation series should be essential listening. Here he serves up a third instalment that's every bit as good as its' acclaimed predecessors. Highlights naturally come thick and fast throughout, from the mid-80s dreaminess of Maya's undeniably Balearic "Lait De Coco (Dub)" and the Brenda Taylor-ish bounce of Judy Carter's brilliant "Listen to the Music", to the Leroy Burgess style piano stabs and Patrick Adams-ish disco production of Caramel's "L'Amour Toujours L'Amour". Oh, and the late night radio warmth of NST Cophies' "Segregation", a sweet, undulating workout that will no doubt find favour with Balearic selectors.
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AOR Global Sounds Vol 3: 1976-1985
Cat: FVR 130LP. Rel: 18 Apr 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Jeff Silna - "It's Always Something With You" (3:27)
  2. Stratus - "Girl" (4:34)
  3. 7 Days Unlimited - "Dirt (In The Sky)" (3:22)
  4. Willy Santana - "Mais Uma Chance" (2:46)
  5. Funky Team - "It's About Time" (2:54)
  6. James D Hall - "I Wanna Get Into You" (4:00)
  7. George Nasif - "Don't Let The Devil" (3:18)
  8. Omega Sunrise - "Heartbreaker" (4:11)
  9. Steve Turner - "Harbor Place" (5:07)
  10. Billy Always - "More Than A Minute" (3:33)
  11. Stacey - "Keeps Me Hangin On" (3:11)
  12. Archie James Cavanaugh - "Light Unto The World" (3:47)
  13. Out Of The Fog - "Heart To Heart" (3:42)
  14. Jon Konteau - "The Heckler" (3:18)
Review: Pascal Rioux's Favorite Recordings hasn't put out a dud record since its inception back in 2006 and, along with introducing us to artists like Onra, the imprint is surely one of the most complete sources of disco and nu-disco available on the market. Their most recent series, AOR Global Sounds, have all the makings of future classics, and this is especially true given the fact that all of its tunes have been lost in the depths of time and greedy Discogs sellers. The third chapter in the series features tunes from between 1976 and 1985, carefully curated by Charles Maurice with the aim of showcasing various disco artists from around the world that have been influenced by the inimitable 'Westcoast' boogie sound. Make no mistake, these tunes are all rare-as-hens-teeth, and you're unlikely to find them pressed up on wax anywhere else. Although each tune features a different artist, from Stratus through to Funky Team or even Brazil's Willy Santana, this is very much an LA kinda thang. An essential comp for anyone serious about their boogie joints...
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AOR Global Sounds Vol 4: 1977-1986
Cat: FVR 145LP. Rel: 22 Jan 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Arlana - "When You Call My Name" (3:24)
  2. Omega Sunrise - "Too Hip" (4:35)
  3. Jonathan Jr - "Hangin' On To You" (12" version) (5:33)
  4. Isabelle Mayereau - "Orange Bleue" (2:27)
  5. Oro - "Sasa" (3:42)
  6. Fernando Toussaint - "Recuerdos Del Abuelo" (3:04)
  7. Todd Mcclenathan - "High From Our Love" (5:08)
  8. Mario Acquaviva - "Notturno Italiano" (4:22)
  9. Special Occasion - "Flyin' To Santa Barbara" (12" version) (6:36)
  10. Parenthese - "Come Back" (4:03)
  11. Russ Long - "Never Was Love" (4:35)
  12. Pacific Dreams - "Mellow Out" (4:19)
  13. Miller Miller Miller & Sloan - "Key To My Heart" (2:39)
  14. Scott Cunningham - "Blues Take You Over" (3:31)
Review: On his fourth exploration of the world of global "Adult Oriented Rock", French crate-digger Charles Maurice focuses on the period between 1977 and '86. That means a greater emphasis on synthesizers, dusty drum machines and the kind of sparkling melodies that would once have drifted from daytime radio at an alarming rate. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the dewy-eyed synth-soul of Arlana's "When You Call My Name" and the breezy boogie of Omega Sunrise's "Too Hip", to the sparse Balearic bliss of Isabelle Mayereau's "Orange Bleue", the flute-laden easy listening hum of Fernando Toussaint, the sax-happy '80s sleaze of Special Occasion's brilliant "Flyin' To Santa Barbara" and the jaunty Latino jazz-funk of "Mellow Out" by Pacific Dreams.
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 in stock $24.76
Sweet Magic
Cat: FVR 060LP. Rel: 17 Oct 11
Funk
  1. Sweet Magic
  2. Slow Down
  3. We've Only Just Begun
  4. Let's Play Luck
  5. I'll Do Anything For You
  6. Show Me
  7. Gotta Get Home
  8. Sweet Magic (instrumental)
 in stock $16.41
Tears Of Joy
Cat: FVR 018. Rel: 14 Jan 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Mr Day - "Tears Of Joy"
  2. The Dynamics - "Tears Of Joy"
 in stock $8.07
Number One
Cat: FVR 046LP. Rel: 15 Apr 11
Funk
  1. Mr President Theme (feat The Real Fake MC aka Clyde Kingrap)
  2. Meet Again (feat Mr Day)
  3. From South To North
  4. Celebrate (feat Mounam)
  5. Tribute To RZA
  6. Love & Happiness (feat Mr Day)
  7. The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Hawa & Mr Day)
  8. Left & Right
  9. Who's Gonna Fall (feat Mr Day)
  10. Get It Sometime (feat JRMNM)
  11. You Move Me (feat Bruno Patchworks)
 in stock $18.08
One Night
One Night (LP)
Cat: FVR 165LP. Rel: 08 Sep 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. One Night (feat Cindy Pooch & Celia Kameni) (7:15)
  2. Teasing Me So Bad (feat Sabba MG) (5:51)
  3. Tears Keep On Falling (feat Sabba MG) (4:10)
  4. Gabriel (feat Hawa) (6:02)
  5. Plenty Loads Of Loving (feat Cindy Pooch & Celia Kameni) (6:17)
  6. The Time Is Now (feat Hawa) (4:54)
Review: A new one from Paris' Favorite Recordings. After two acclaimed LP's as Mr President released over the last decade, Bruno Hovart is back. One Night is soul and disco with a modern touch, fitting all the criteria to become an instant club classic. With special guest vocalists like Jennifer Zonou (Hawa), Cindy Pooch, Celia Kameni (Saving Coco) and Sabba MG - who you may recognise from previous releases. The title track is a sexy, loungey and jazzy deep house joint reminiscent of early noughties grooves on Naked Music or Hed Kandi. Plus, there's also a wonderful rendition of Roy Davis Jr and Peven Everett's classic 'Gabriel'.
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Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds: Extended 12 Inch Versions
  1. Painel De Controle - "Relax" (extended Waxist version) (5:54)
  2. Rabo De Saia - "Ripa Na Xulipa" (Charles Maurice extended version) (5:28)
  3. Famks - "Labirinto" (Nick The Record extended version) (6:17)
Review: France's Favorite label dabbles in all things funky and disco-flavoured, and this time they've decided to go with a Brazilian edge on their latest 12". Painel De Controle begins with a Waxist mix of "Relax", a chilled-out boogie monster with sultry vocals, while "Ripa Na Xulipa" by Rabo De Saia is more uplifting and heavy on the disco strings. Finally, Nick The Record rewires "Labirinto" by Famks into a subtly electro-fied boogie nugget. Nice!
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Blue Benz
Blue Benz (7")
Cat: FVR 168. Rel: 09 Nov 20
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Blue Benz (3:17)
  2. Jazzy Blue Benz (4:06)
Review: French label Favourite have put together an exclusive collab here. French producer Bruno 'Patchworks' Hovart and Australian born, NYC-based rapper and poet Nelson Dialect both met years ago and after long discussing plans to work together, they finally made it happen. Their metal love of early 90s hip hop brought them together and sure shines through here with a luxuriant sound that rolls deep. 'Blue Benz' has festive tambourines and nice bendy leads with golden string sounds and smooth rhymes as well as sublet Rhdoes work. 'Jazzy Blue Benz' rides a more loopy beat to perfection as electric guitar slides and sweet horns flesh things out.
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 in stock $13.07
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Sacbe (reissue)
Cat: FVR 169LP.
Jazz
  1. Introduccion
  2. Caribe
  3. Andromeda
  4. Ah Tok
  5. Sacbe
  6. Page
  7. Las Pulgas Freeway
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Natureza
Natureza (LP)
Cat: FVR 133LP. Rel: 10 May 17
International
  1. Pessoas (4:34)
  2. Natureza (3:56)
  3. Felicidade (4:22)
  4. Um Caroco (3:53)
  5. Se Foi (4:39)
  6. Maria (3:55)
  7. Perto De Ti (5:14)
  8. Babado Forte (3:21)
Review: Having previously tried his hand at revivalist disco, jazz-funk and Afro-funk, it was probably only a matter of time before Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart tried his hand at Jorge Ben style samba-pop. Naturaza sees him joining forces with Ipanema-born musician and vocalist Jonathan Da Silva under the Jaoa Selva pseudonym. Musically, the album sounds like it could have been recorded in Brazil in the late '60s or early '70s, such is the fuzzy authenticity of the duo's production, instrumentation and song-writing skills. It's packed with summery, feel-good gems, the majority of which boast the distinctive shuffle of vintage samba and the jaunty musicality of early Azymuth.
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 in stock $18.36
Recalling You
Cat: FVR 163. Rel: 24 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Recalling You (extended Disco version) (8:41)
  2. Recalling You (Charles Maurice dub version) (8:49)
 in stock $12.79
Planets
Planets (LP)
Cat: FVR 159LP. Rel: 15 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. How Does It Feel (4:16)
  2. If Your Heart (3:40)
  3. You & I (4:25)
  4. Should I (5:09)
  5. A Million Miles Away (4:55)
  6. If You Lose Me (3:36)
  7. Colored Smile (4:20)
  8. Planets (4:31)
 in stock $27.27
Open up Your Eyes (remixes)
Cat: FVR 139. Rel: 08 Mar 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Open Your Eyes (Patchworks Disco remix) (5:57)
  2. Open Your Eyes (album version) (2:50)
  3. Open Your Eyes (Jex Opolis remix) (7:28)
 in stock $12.53
Planets
Planets (CD)
Cat: FVR 159CD. Rel: 18 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. How Does It Feel
  2. If Your Heart
  3. You & I
  4. Should I
  5. A Million Miles Away
  6. If You Lose Me
  7. Colored Smile
  8. Planets
  9. Song For Two (bonus track)
 in stock $21.70
French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 4: 1977-1991
VARIOUS
Cat: FVR 150CD. Rel: 09 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Dwight Druick - "Georgy Porgy" (Disco version)
  2. Marco Attali - "J'ai Pris Une Claque" (unreleased)
  3. Serge Delisle - "Germaine" (remix)
  4. Wai Kop - "Lola"
  5. Chris O'Hara - "Sur Les Coussins De La Discotheque"
  6. Acayouman - "Funk Around"
  7. Djeneba - "Better Day" (Hard Soul mix)
  8. David Simon - "Transistor" (instrumental)
  9. Marco Attali - "La Releve Du Matin" (instrumental)
  10. Shen & Les Shendys - "Je Ne Suis Que Musique"
  11. Eric Chotteau - "Affirmatif-Negatif"
  12. Cyrill - "Night Ghetto"
  13. Aries - "Braziliana"
Review: As he has done three times before, Gallic crate digger Charles Maurice has dipped into his vast record collection and offered up a killer selection of French disco-boogie sounds. The 13 assembled tracks are mostly obscure and uniformly superb, making picking individual highlights an infuriatingly tricky task. Our favourites change daily, but we're currently enjoying the tropical disco brilliance of Dwight Druick's cover of "Georgy Peorgy (Disco Version)", the synth-sporting electrofunk cheeriness of Serge Delisle's "Germaine (Remix)", the thrusting P-funk hustle of Acayouman's "Funk Around" and the near Balearic warmth of "Braziliana" by Aries. As the old expression (sort of) goes, Maurice has once again delivered all killer and no filler.
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French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 4: 1977-1991
VARIOUS
Cat: FVR150 LP. Rel: 21 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Dwight Druick - "Georgy Porgy" (Disco version) (5:44)
  2. Marco Attali - "J'ai Pris Une Claque" (unreleased) (3:24)
  3. Serge Delisle - "Germaine" (remix) (6:28)
  4. Wai Kop - "Lola" (3:51)
  5. Chris O'Hara - "Sur Les Coussins De La Discotheque" (5:27)
  6. Acayouman - "Funk Around" (6:21)
  7. Djeneba - "Better Day" (Hard Soul mix) (5:28)
  8. David Simon - "Transistor" (instrumental) (5:14)
  9. Marco Attali - "La Releve Du Matin" (instrumental) (4:27)
  10. Shen Et Les Shendys - "Je Ne Suis Que Musique" (3:50)
  11. Eric Chotteau - "Affirmatif-Negatif" (4:20)
  12. Cyrill - "Night Ghetto" (2:57)
  13. Aries - "Braziliana" (3:54)
Review: As he has done three times before, Gallic crate digger Charles Maurice has dipped into his vast record collection and offered up a killer selection of French disco-boogie sounds. The 13 assembled tracks are mostly obscure and uniformly superb, making picking individual highlights an infuriatingly tricky task. Our favourites change daily, but we're currently enjoying the tropical disco brilliance of Dwight Druick's cover of "Georgy Peorgy (Disco Version)", the synth-sporting electrofunk cheeriness of Serge Delisle's "Germaine (Remix)", the thrusting P-funk hustle of Acayouman's "Funk Around" and the near Balearic warmth of "Braziliana" by Aries. As the old expression (sort of) goes, Maurice has once again delivered all killer and no filler.
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 in stock $25.04
Spies Are Watching Me
Cat: FVR 106. Rel: 24 Nov 17
Funk
  1. Spies Are Watching Me (7:15)
  2. Le Disco Des Capitales (6:45)
Review: Sounds like it came out of Lagos in 1971, actually written and recorded in Lyon in 2015: Voilaaa is the brainchild of Bruno Hovart whose long relationship with Favorite goes way back to his days as Patchworks, Mr President and The Dynamics. Recording on a whole host of vintage machines and calling upon local African singers both cuts have a real authentic sense of realness; "Spies Are Watching Me" drives with big horns and swooning strings which isn't dissimilar to the work of The Movers, while the TY Boys-esque "Le Disco Des Capitales" is a heavier, more concentrated slab of floor-minded disco where the groove takes more of a forefront role. Apparently there's a whole album of this cooking... We can't wait to hear it.
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 in stock $12.23
African Music
Cat: FVR 131. Rel: 23 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. African Music (feat Lass) (7:03)
  2. Decalement (instrumental) (3:43)
  3. Problems (feat Sir Jean) (6:01)
  4. Decalement (feat Pat Kalla) (4:52)
 in stock $12.53
FORTHCOMING
Voiciii
Voiciii (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: FVR 170. Rel: 04 Jan 21
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
coming soon TBA
Tu Mens Devant Moi
Cat: FVR 153. Rel: 30 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Tu Mens Devant Moi (feat Ramatou Traore) (4:10)
  2. Faut Pas (dub 2000) (3:32)
  3. Faut Pas Dire Des Choses Comme Ca (feat Pat Kalla) (4:38)
  4. Women Can Do (feat Ayuune Sule) (5:39)
 in stock $13.91
On Te L'Avait Dit/Spies Are Watching Me (remixes)
Cat: FVR 127. Rel: 21 Nov 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. On Te L'Avait Dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend) (7:37)
  2. Spies Are Watching Me (Africaine 808 remix) (5:55)
  3. On Te L'Avait Dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco dub) (6:37)
Review: Last year, Patchworks man Bruno Havart indulged his long-held love of Afro-disco via a fine album under the Violaa alias. Here, Africaine 808 and Dimitri From Paris take it in turn to remix tracks from that set. The latter serves up two epic interpretations of album title track "On Te L'avait Dit". There's a full Disco Blend, in which he carefully teases out the track by layering up the original production before unleashing the catchy vocal, and a pleasingly percussive, groove-driven Dub. Interestingly, Africaine 808's mix of previous single "Spies Are Watching Me" sticks fairly close to the original, craftily emphasizing Havart's percussion, punchy horns and rich, Afro-disco bass.
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