Review: Mr Bongo recently reissued the obscure - but also thoroughly brilliant - 1975 debut album by Los Angles soul/rock fusionists Spaceark. Here they continue to mine the band's slim body of work by offering up a new edition of 1976 single "Don't Stop". Available in vocal and instrumental variations, the track is a wonderfully warm and inviting affair, with sweet male and female vocals rising above a grandiose backing track rich in sustained Hammond organ chords, soaring instrumentation, snaking saxophone solos and an unfussy but tight groove. While the vocal version is undeniably great, there's something extra special about the thrusting solos and urgent backing vocals that surge from the speakers during the Instrumental mix.
Review: California funk troupe Orgone really need no prior introduction and it's great to see the group line up for a release here on the Colemine Records label. Initially released on clear vinyl in limited numbers earlier in 2014 whilst label boss Terry Cole was on tour, Don't Stop has now been pressed in a larger quantity for all the budding funk selectors out there and shows two distinct sides to the Orgone sound. The title track is all about the power house vocal performance from Tiffany Austin and how Orgone "make it easy" for her to ride the groove. Flip over and "Powerfeed" is Orgone laying down a heaving slab of heavy instrumental funk.
Review: Don’t Stop is the second studio album by Norwegian songstress Annie, self-described purveyor of pop with strange edges. Featuring production work from long term collaborators Richard X and Xenomania, the album’s release was pushed back from its original date in early 2008, now seeing daylight on her new label Smalltown.
There are a number of highlights: Fans of Girls Aloud will appreciate “My Love is Better” – the British popsters lend the backing vocals, while the albums standout track and first single, “I know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me” chugs along with a memorable chorus over an electro bassline.
The end result is an album which is undoubtedly sincere – Annie’s music has definitely evolved since Anniemal. It will be huge anywhere where electro-pop rules, from the bedrooms of teenage girls to the dance floors of the club scene.
Review: Moroder affiliates K.I.D stormed the disco scene in 1980 with their debut long player Don't Stop on New York imprint Sam. This was the second single to come from the album in 1981 and "Don't Stop" has had the Dickens sampled out of it ever since; the big trancy arpeggio still sounding obese and the big chorus funk still wholly infectious 35 years later. Flip for "Do It Again" for a more upbeat disco dynamic.
Review: After kicking off Cut Copy's recent critically acclaimed Oceans Apart compilation of underground Melbourne dance culture, Knightlife's majestic Don't Stop finally sees a vinyl release of on his new 12, accompanied by a Suzanne Kraft remix and new acid tinged techno jam Interstate 08.
With effortless panache, Don't Stop channels the hazy ethereal twilight of Tangerine Dream's soundtrack heyday and the off-beat robotic grunt of italo disco legend Alexander Robonik, pulling them apart, updating, repitching and remodeling them into a 2015 dancefloor gem.
Having recently hit form with his Dude Energy release under Pseudonym; Renee Runing, Suzanne Kraft takes the reigns and turns Don't Stop into a marvelous cosmic odyssey.
Also included is new Knightife jam Interstate 08. Conceived in the early hours of the morning after returning home from the club, Interstate 08 is a classic acid workout set for prime time dancefloor elevation. It nods to the likes of Paranoid London and Pachanga Boys at their basement-dwelling best.
Knightlife Don't Stop featuring Suzanne Kraft remix will be available on 12" VINYL, released 23 March on Cutters Records.
Review: Known from his previous success on Stealth Records with 'Movin'', Miguel Picasso is back with a killer track called 'Don't Stop'.
Pitched by Roger Sanchez at Pacha Ibiza. When this record's played out, people go bezerk. Italian hero Stefano Noferini and
also Alex Gomez on remix duties, making their respective debuts on Stealth Records. Support from Roger Sanchez, Jesse Garcia,
David Vendetta and others.
Review: This talented kid offers a slamming two tracker in the typical Rotterdam techno style. Square kicking bass drums, phat synth works, freaky edits and original sample use take both tracks to the highest level.