Juan Hoerni - Unlimited Capacities (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

Los Angeles house music maestro Juan Hoerni strides into 2019 with a terrific new single for his Cha Cha Project Recordings imprint, “Unlimited Capacities.” The original is a bonafide groover, with sterling production and disco elements accompanying spare jazz-infused instrumentation. Sexy hints of vocals pepper the track as Scott Wozniak provides top notch keyboard work. It’s the sound of a sleek night ride through club land, no doubt.

Juan continues his history of legendary collaborations by enlisting none other than DJ Spinna on the remix. Spinna applies his down-and-dirty dance floor approach, bringing out some of the subtle Italo influences within the disco thump. An insistent rhythm is propelled by swirling organ, a bouncing bass line, and clav-like key stabs. This one’s blazing hot, and just in time for summer sessions.

Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Superb, we love it!”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “Wow! Can’t pick a favorite here just yet. Both mixes are fantastic.”
DJ Harri (Sub Club) – “Digging these. Will play and support.”
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) – “Sweet groover here! DJ Spinna’s remix is the one.”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Recordings) – “Simply great music with a nice classic feel.”
Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “Dope track and remix. I will play this out.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – “What an incredible rework by DJ Spinna.”
Deli G (Future Sound of House Radio Shows) – “Both mixes are on point.”
Ricky Inch (Ossom Records) – “Awesome stuff. Scott is off the hook on keys as usual.”
Edground (Brazilian Soul Crew) – “What an amazing release. Loving both mixes, they are perfect for my DJ sets.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, Beatport, Apple Music, And Spotify.

Various Artists - forTunea Cookies (forTunea)

Vienna, Austria’s forTunea label continues it’s rise through the underground ranks of dance music with the shimmering disco tinged forTunea Cookies EP, previously only available on Vinyl. Austria’s Janefondas kick things off and make their debut on the label with “Lovely Secret”, proving that there’s still a place for quality filtered grooves. Label boss Klaus Benedek owns the B-side with the heavily bass driven gem “Spanked In The Disco”. Rounding this package off is a track that’s only available commercially on the vinyl release (limited to 300 copies with no repress), Schampus Ghost & Kairoboy’s “Loveletter”, a hands in the air, peak time romp under the mirrored ball. Disco House aficionado’s the world over will make this a must have in their collection. Boogie on!

forTunea is based in Vienna, Austria and is headed up by label boss Klaus Benedek, who is inspired by current and classic sounds of Chicago House, Disco and Breakbeat.

Jason Hodges (Sampled Recordings) – “Chuggy dopeness.”
Benji Candelario (Transistori Music) – “Lovely Secret is a good tune!”
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) – “Spanked In The Disco is the jam!!”
Eric Davenport (Guesthouse) – “Dirty gritty loop house music.”
Salvatore Logicfusion (Deepinradio) – “Dancefloor madness!”
Laurent N. (House Nation Radio) – “Excellent disco house EP. Full support!”
Loz Goddard (Razor N Tape) – “Solid EP. Especially into Schampus Ghost & Karioboy’s Loveletter.”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Recordings) – “Great release. Will support all 3 tracks.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Deepen) – “Cool Party Tracks.”
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) – “Funk tunes guys. Great sounds!”
SimonG / Deep South Audio (Volcano Radio) – “Dope. All great floor material. Loveletter stands out here.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, Spotify, And Juno Download.

Exclusive: Danced Til Midnight In The Mix

Formed in London by producer and DJ Andy Anderson, Danced Til Midnight joyfully transmit electronic sun-drenched grooves with clear undertones of eras gone past; an uplifting blend of old and new school funk and disco that's been getting loads of attention. The combo's latest single – "She Can't Love You" – is due out soon on the Thylacine Sounds and features a crucial remix by none other than Egyptian Lover.

To warm us up for the new release, Andy delivered a fantastic DJ mix that runs the gamut of sounds that inspire the Danced Til Midnight project, and includes a sneak peek at "She Can't Love You" and its remix. Here's what Andy told us about this mix:

his mix features selections that have become staples in my record bag over the 12 months, as well as a couple of new test pressings from the Danced Til Midnight camp. It is a mostly four-to-the-floor collection, but it does contain enough of the funk I'm known for (a regular DJ'ing tag team partner of mine heard a radio show I did recently and didn't think it could possibly be me as it was mostly house! My turntabling partner knew me as a funkateer, I guess I moonlight in different genres!). The flow of this mix I feel is rooted in my formative experiences of DJ'ing in bars and clubs for an entire evening. DJ'ing throughout the course of a whole night necessitates a number of dynamic shifts as an evening progresses and this philosophy is now hard-wired into my DJ sets. I always feel the need to build the dynamics of the music progressively rather than do a quick cut into another style, so that the flow of music becomes a journey – musically, emotively, and in terms of energy. There is quite a lot of disco in this mix and I find it takes up a sizable part of my record box when DJ'ing at the moment. I find it to be a good bridge between playing funk and house and when playing shorter sets disco is such immediate music; whether people recognize samples in the original records from modern house tracks or simply find it good for getting a party started.

Check out this fantastic mix:

Track list:

  1. Nightlife Unlimited – Do Me Tonight
  2. The Revenge – Cadillac
  3. People's Choice – Do It Any Way You Wanna
  4. BT Express – Express
  5. Danced Til Midnight – More Of Love (Faze Action Remix)
  6. Sharon Brown – I Specialise In Love
  7. Cleo & Patra - Pharaoh Love
  8. Minnie Riperton and Jose Feliciano – Light My Fire
  9. Lyn Collins – Rock Me Again and Again
  10. Labelle – Messin With my Mind
  11. Fuselage - Afro Disco Boogie Remix
  12. JV – Edit Channel XXX
  13. NAD - Join The Fookin Party!
  14. Jimmy Bo Horne – Spank (Instrumental)
  15. Dynamix II – Just Give The DJ A Break
  16. Danced Til Midnight – She Can't Love You (Egyptian Lover Remix)
  17. Egyptian Lover – Egypt, Egypt
  18. Ralphi Rosario - You Used To Hold Me (Kenny's Mix)
  19. Danced Til Midnight – She Can't Love You (Original Version)
  20. Jerry Ropero and Denis The Menace - Fuck U
  21. Inner City - Good Life (Jaques Da Booty Remix)
  22. Les Visiteurs - Snoops Acid Drop
  23. The Chemical Brothers - Life Is Sweet (Daft Punk Remix)
  24. Banana Kru – Automatic
  25. My Cousin Roy– Make It Yourself
  26. Phreek – Weekend
  27. Taana Gardner - Work That Body
  28. Dinosaur L – Go Bang! #5 (FRANCOIS K. MIX)
  29. Nightlife Unlimited – Peaches and Prunes
  30. Roy Ayers - Get On Up Get On Down (Joey Negro Revibe)
  31. Danced Til Midnight – Sun Bleach

Danced Til Midnight's "She Can't Love You" is out on February 10 via Thylacine Sounds. Here's a SoundCloud preview:

Raw - Hutchinson's Project Vol. 1 (Them on the Hill)

The Them On The Hill collective was founded in Sheffield circa 1993 by a group of talented young DJs and party people to put on top notch club nights and warehouse jams in the UK’s ‘rave’ heyday. These parties were renowned and respected as events where the deepest and freshest tunes from Chicago, New York, and Detroit (and music influenced by those cities) could be heard. In 2010, inspired by those past hedonistic days and the sounds that accompanied them, Them On The Hill transformed into a music label focusing on releases and projects from the collective’s members.

Better known as DJ Raw (he has stepped away from the decks and dropped the ‘DJ’ part), Raw is a longtime staple of Sheffield’s dance music scene, starting his career on local community radio playing a mix of UK and US house in the 80s. In 1997 Raw collaborated with Callum Wordsworth as Digital Boogie, releasing tunes for DIY Discs, Funknose, and Candy Records. Also, Raw worked with fellow Sheffield DJ/producer Groove Assassin as Vibes Inc., contributing seminal tunes for labels like Glasgow Underground, 4th Floor, Transport, and Black Vinyl Records. On Hutchinson’s Project Vol. 1, Raw gives tribute to his given name (Steven Hutchinson) along with the classic house and disco sounds that provide much influence. The EP’s three tracks begin with “Think Positive” which busts out in an appropriately uplifting fashion, wrapping the dance floor in a funky flurry of percussion, phased guitar, and harmony-rich vocals. “Go Bak” follows with a summery, latin house feel complete with rolling piano riffs and Raw’s trademark effects and filtered sections. “The Story Unfolds” closes the release, launching with a serious broken beat-style rhythm as spacey strings, organ passages, and tribal vocals combine to provide a vision of some groovy faraway oasis.

Quentin Harris - “Good use of samples on ‘Think Positive.’ I’m feeling it.”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “I love the way the beats get built. so nice to hear many of these samples again.”
Nick Warren - “Brilliant stuff. I love it.”
Tensnake - “A classic disco vibe at its best.”
Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance) - “In a word - ‘class.’”
Danny Ashenden (C90s / Earl Grey) - “Great! Super disco vibes.”
Sleazy McQueen - “Totally interesting! I’ll play them all.”
Hippie Torrales - “Great package … the energy and groove are on target.”
Christos Kedras (Kapa Music) - “Nice EP. ‘Go Bak’ is my pick with its afro / broken beat action. It’s in the bag.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Nicely deep and funky vibes here. ‘The Story Unfolds’ has an Atjazz vibe going on, which is cool.”
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records) - “Amazing stuff from a man who knows his club music very well.”
Kosta (Vibe FM / Dance FM) - “One of the best EPs so far this year in my book. I love the syncopated rhythms!”
Bobi (Global Movement Radio Show) - “This entire EP is really great. I’m feeling and loving this whole release. Deep and funky.”
Richard Hardcastle (Solid State / All Out War) - “Raw shows his talent for isolating funky grooves and loops yet again. I love these.”
Velanche (Velanche’s Playtime Radio Show) - “This EP is a beast … it’s got ‘party’ written all over it.”

Available now from Juno Download and Beatport.