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Disco and House may not be anything new combination, but with countless labels still pushing the vintage sounds of this timeless amalgamation, some real gems have emerged from the European shores. Que Bartouze, more commonly known as Bartosz Brenes, and Hungarian House protagonist Antoine Cortez, who have come together to release collaborative outing ‘Holy Funk’ on Groovetraxx Records.

Dealing in a straight-laced endeavour of grooving beats and tempered strings, ‘Holy Funk’ is House music you can sink your teeth into. Providing a rich and fertile canvas of feel good floor fuel, strong, funk-induced leads make this one of the more exciting offerings from the label for a good while.

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With club land warming once again to the curvaceous grooves of House music, Belgian Disco advocate Le Babar drops a sterling three-track offering for GroveTraxx. While the flanged riffs and smooth vocal samples of ‘My Life’ flow seamlessly between the groove-driven backbone of the leading EP offering, Joss Moog’s remix employs a Deep and Funky digression worthy of the more open minded avenues of European House music and its funkier modern dexterity.

True to its invocative title, ‘Vision of Jack’ is an upfront return to the unpretentious energy of 80’s club culture, using slack-handed beats and a slew of discordant organ stabs in a quality finale of to this accomplished three-track offering. One of the more open-minded producers to emerge from his nation of late, GrooveTraxx appear well on task to bring vintage House aptitude back to the modern market.

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My Life (Joss Moog Remix):

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Words by Dan Carter

Off the back of his hotly tipped Hed Kandi release ‘Come With You‘ alongside Mike Newman, Budapest’s Antoine Cortez makes his way back to the realms of straight-laced grooves to release his five-track ‘Miami Pop’ EP on GrooveTraxx Records.

In addition to the hypnotic samples and concise rhythmic persuasions that make up the three potent originals of the release, Cortez’s partner-in-crime Mike Newman is brought aboard along with That Peruvian Boy to take on remix duties for one of the more diverse House EP’s to have emerged from a newcomer this year. In a genre that is too often dismissed as back-to-back beat tracks, Cortez provides a collection of skilfully executed cuts that instil a strong degree of enthusiastic energy for Balearic House music.

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With summer now finally descending upon us the season calls for a kick in the step of our club minded contenders. Stockholm’s Alexander Fahlberg and Kristoffer Kent, better known as PANG are on hand to up the ante for uplifting Hosue grooves with a 21st century remodel of the formative reggae anthem ’54 46 Was My Number’.

Leading with a clubworthy shift in tempo from Toots and the Maytal’s original, the duo expertly sample the original while subtly utilising its core energy with stern lead work and building charges of energy throughout. While the argument remains that some tracks are too sacred to be remixed, there is little sense of artistic detriment within PANG’s respectfully tailored remix of sun kissed properties.

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PANG! – 54 46 Was My Number

Words by Dan Carter

With summer now finally descending upon us the season calls for a kick in the step of our club minded contenders. Stockholm’s Alexander Fahlberg and Kristoffer Kent, better known as PANG are on hand tp up the ante for uplifting Hosue grooves with a 21st century remodel of the formative reggae anthem ’54 46 Was My Number’.

Leading with a clubworthy shift in tempo from Toots and the Maytal’s original, the duo expertly sample the original while subtly utilising its core energy with stern lead work and building charges of energy throughout. While the argument remains that some tracks are too sacred to be remixed, there is little sense of artistic detriment within PANG’s respectfully tailored remix of sun kissed properties.

‘54 46 Was My Number’ will be released on June 4.

PANG! – 54 46 Was My Number

Words by Dan Carter

Where Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson’s ‘Cool Cat, Hot Dog’ had already propped up on our radar, British House enthusiast Dan Castro is on hand to produce an asset to the overall package for Groovetraxx. Injecting a firm backbone of low-end wobbles and sportingly modest transitions, Castro’s ability to respect the originals substance while throwing his own characteristic flare on eclectic House cuts into the equation reigns supreme. Where the Swedish duos original made for a forward thinking outing amid their home crowd, Castro’s take is a satisfying endeavour that sheds some positive light on the British scene and its rising contenders.

Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson - Cool Cat, Hot Dog (Dan Castro Remix) [Groovetraxx Records] – Traxsource Link

Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson – Cool Cat, Hot Dog (Dan Castro Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Where Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson’s ‘Cool Cat, Hot Dog’ had already propped up on our radar, British House enthusiast Dan Castro is on hand to produce an asset to the overall package for Groovetraxx. Injecting a firm backbone of low-end wobbles and sportingly modest transitions, Castro’s ability to respect the originals substance while throwing his own characteristic flare on eclectic House cuts into the equation reigns supreme. Where the Swedish duos original made for a forward thinking outing amid their home crowd, Castro’s take is a satisfying endeavour that sheds some positive light on the British scene and its rising contenders.

‘Cool Cat, Hot Dog’ is released March 26th via Groovetraxx Records.

Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson – Cool Cat, Hot Dog (Dan Castro Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

With various installments on Cr2, Size, Spinnin and Ministry Of Sound, not to mention his game-changing At Night and Forever contributions to Defected’s prestigious back catalogue in 2010, Paul Ridney’s ascent to the reputation of one of England’s most promising exports within traditional House music was probably as much of an expectation for the Southampton resident as it was for clubland. Coming off a funky rework for the legendary American that is Frankie Knuckles, Ridney, with an excellent remix on the latest single from Ghosts Of Venice onboard, makes way for a debut on GrooveTraxx, the record label of Leonardus and Le Babar. While the downtempo original offers a glimpse of old school, the Ridney take on Disco Love Affair reflects on a considerably larger injection of disco piano-filled grooves along with soulful female chants and brilliant filter effects.

Ghosts Of Venice – Disco Love Affair (Ridney Remix) [GrooveTraxx] – Beatport Link

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