Review: For their 9th offering, ae Recordings have a various artists release. What all these artists have in common is that they have undoubtedly been leading figures within the local scene for the last 25 years.
A-side features a long lost remix which Thor made for GusGus back in 2002. There has been loud demand for this one to appear on vinyl, so the waiting is now no more. Its a balearic, tasteful and will certainly be a regular in the DJ bags this season. The B-side starts with a minimalistic and dubby anthem from Thor. A solid composition as expected from the label honcho himself. A timeless dub techno remix from Sanasol of the Icelandic electronica wizard Biogen completes this 12" - a track that first saw release back in 1997.
ae Recordings, the infamous sublabel of Thule Records, has been a hub for techno talents in Iceland since 1999. The label was, and still is, known for bringing in fresh winds into the scene and this release doesn't stray away from the concept at all; although this time we're offering a delicious slice from the older times.
Review: Italo-Disco, (at times abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. The origin strongly tied to marketing efforts of the ZYX record label, which began licensing and marketing the music outside Italy in 1982. The genre faded in the early 1990s.
Italo disco evolved from the then-current dance music (including hi-NRG) and developed into a diverse genre. The genre employs drum machines, synthesizers, occasionally vocoders and usually sung in English.
This compilation contains some of the long lost tracks of the genre restored for the first time on CD. Vivien Vee "Remember" and Capricorn "I Need Love," are early work by Italian pioneer Claudio Simonetti (Goblin). All tracks digitally remastered along with its booklet, the original artwork and the original recording and extended versions.
Review: Big Love label owner Seamus Haji started the Re-Loved imprint to flaunt his love for boogie / disco / nu disco tracks and has built a strong reputation for delivering the goods. So much so, that now 2 hot names on the nu disco scene have signed this latest single 'Moods Of Music' to the label.
Dr Packer you'll know from his ubiquitous re-works for Salsoul, Glitterbox and Defected Records. Mark Lower you'll also be familiar with in his own right and his work under the Barry & Gibbs moniker, both names topping the Nu Disco charts. On this collab they've come up with an infectious bassline that drives the groove along aided by a hooky rhythm guitar, underpinned by a strong brass section and punctuated by a spoken word vocal discussing the 'Moods Of Music'.