Anthony Mansfield - Bricks - (Green Gorilla Lounge)

Green Gorilla Lounge fills out its origin story with the re-introduction of founding member Anthony Mansfield to the release schedule. Since 2001, Anthony has been a part of the infamous GGL club night in San Francisco with DJ M3, his eternal partner in crime. His return is marked by the glorious “Bricks,” a groovy acid chugger that solidifies the sound Anthony sculpted with his cult-favorite Hector Works imprint. Hypnotic mid-tempo rhythms, psychedelic voice snippets, meaty synths, and big drum fills round out this dark-as-night DJ treat.

This single includes a chunky remix from Om Records staple Shiny Objects, adding bright synth lines, sparse percussive dubbiness, and spacey echo effects. And then, if that weren’t enough, another Hector Works veteran, Nick Chacona (Moodmusic, 20:20 Vision) joins Anthony for a surprise appearance with the wild dance floor sound experiment of “Pidgeon.” Trippy in all the right places, “Pidgeon” further defines the 3 AM sound of the Green Gorilla Lounge — that magic moment when things get simultaneously messy and marvelous. Sleazy disco warriors, unite.

Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) – “Bricks original is doing it for me.”
ALTZ (DFA / Altzmusica) – “Green Gorilla Lounge is a groovy good time.”
Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – “It’s a YES from me!”
Sleazy McQueen (Whiskey Disco) – “Lovin’ the vibes.”
Felix Dickinson (Cynic Music) – “Very nice, as one would expect from Anthony.”
Shahrokh Dini (Compost Black Label) – “I like the orginal groove. The remix is good too.”
DJ Sabo (Sol Selectas) – “Perfectly weird and trip disco. Reminds me of NYC in the 2000’s.”
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records) – “Sooooo Groovy!”
Robot84 (Paper Recordings) – “Bricks is sounding dope. Love that raw sound to it.”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) – “I love Pidgeon with Nick Chacona. Tell him to give me my hair clippers back.”

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

ThrillHammer - Bohemian Berlin Disco (Hardkiss Music)

ThrillHammer is a musical hybrid created by the Silk Road Truckers' frontman, Coltorious, and DJ/producer Duserock.

After the tragic murder of Anthony "Bubbles" Torres, Coltorious approached Duserock about collaborating on a track that he and Bubbles were writing. This spawned the single "Bohemian Berlin Disco." ThrillHammer performed the song on the main stage at Gay Pride 2018 in San Francisco as a special tribute.

A San Francisco anthem in the making, there are remixes from a cross section of local dance music producers. The original version by Colton (Coltorious) and Ryan (Duserock) lunges forward with fury. Video and audio collagist Dtek offers up the delightful TheShoplifters Remix. Gavin Hardkiss and Ryan trick out TheShoplifters version in the G&R Dub. Gavin then takes an acid direction with his late night excursion. Manny Alfarez (Monarch and The Great Northern) and Phil Rene Collis (Bachelors of Science), in their Sleight of Hands guise, spawn the Sleight of Hands Remix.

Draw your own conclusions from the song’s lyrics, but there’s certainly enough to entertain the new, the old, and the fabulous from the Castro, the Tenderloin, and the Marina. There's something here for everyone.

Fondly remembered, Bubbles left skid marks and scandals everywhere he visited. His Facebook videos from Berlin, London, Santa Fe and festivals and nightclubs in California are testimony to his unabandoned quest for freedom. Although his murder is unsolved, and the perpetrator has not been caught, Bubbles’ music lives on in this release on Hardkiss Music.

Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “This is fun!”
DJ Schugar (Whiskey Pickle) – “This is great! Love the vibes.”
Trotter (Royal Soul Records) – “Nice one guys. TheShoplifters Remix is really dope!”
Kirby (Nordic Trax) – “Cool remix by Gavin. Twisted Disco!”
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) – “Awesome on so many levels. Love this.”
Jon Fugler (Fluke) – “An absolute cracking selection. A great original to work from here.”
Christian Homan (RTE Pulse show) – “Quirky, and all the better for it.”
Ken Liu (Broad Street Bait & Tackle) – “Been waiting on this for a second. Loving the whole thing, and I’ll probably play the Sleight of Hands Remix.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Another winner from Hardkiss … Powerful.”
Mikebee / Mike Battaglia (Vinyl Dreams) – “Thanks for this. Bubbles is missed by myself and everyone over here at Vinyl Dreams. Glad to see this finally see the light of day, and the remixes are great!”

Available Now From: Junodownload, Spotify, iTunes, And Amazon Music.

Kohib (featuring Fox) - Talk To Me (Beatservice Records)

Kohib is an important member of the Tromsø electronic music scene, equally as a club organizer, DJ, and producer. His debut was on the Prima Norsk 3 compilation in 2005, followed by an album, a remix-album, and a string of highly regarded EPs and singles. Kohib has had success both with his electronica-style releases (the track “Hear This” from his debut album was licensed to the Buddha Bar XIV compilation) as well as his dance floor releases for Beatservice, Sprechen, Cibicaldi, and SpinSpin NYC.

This latest track for Beatservice, “Talk To Me”, was originally commissioned for the Trash The Wax Vol. 3 compilation on Paper Recordings. The full length version is revisited for this single, accompanied by a shorter Discomix. Featuring a spectacular live bass line, party-starting handclap percussion, and rousing vocals by Fox, “Talk To Me” is a prime time nightclub mover and shaker. The cut is surely a future disco classic in a just world, ready now for DJ validation and repeated after hours rinsings.

Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – “Contemporary disco at its best.”
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show) – “Damn this s$%t is amazing. It’s nice to hear something that sounds different. The crowd is gonna eat this up.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Superb and sleazy!”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Feelin’ both mixes.”
Piiit (Septante Sept) – “Excellent! Super funky.”
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show) – “Infectious … never a bad thing.”
Zach Van Lue (91X) – “A Smasher.”
Snooba (Radio Panik) – “Superb! Universal!”
Cabaret Nocturne (Nein / MFR) – “Bomb!”
SimonG (Volcano Radio) – “Wacky beats that slink along … infectious.”
Daz-I-Kue (Future Soul Records) – “This is cool. Seeing this being chart bound and a festival fave.”

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

Legs 11 - The Rhythm (Scandolearic Mixes)- Beatservice Records

Oslo’s Legs 11 lend “The Rhythm” — a stand-out track from their recent album Another Wave — to delicious remix treatments from the crème de la crème of the current Norwegian house scene. Legs 11 is a cool live band with roots in electronic music, known for exchanging instruments and vocals in the middle of sets inspired by new wave, post-punk, and the edges of house music. “The Rhythm” is a track ripe for remixing, with a delirious vocal hook and energy that glows brighter than the Norwegian summer sunshine.

With only a few rare 12”s for Cleanroom and Southside Shuffle, Tom Dragebo is a hidden gem in the Norwegian scene. He makes an inspired reappearance for the first remix on the single, fashioning “The Rhythm” as a building, volcanic dance floor workout featuring wild stereo-bouncing synth pulses. Kellini (Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit), a fresh, rising name in Norway’s house scene, is next with his Rett Hjem Remix. The Italo-influenced bass line means business here, as do the heaps of low end and addictive drum drive. Tromsø’s Third Attempt, one of the newer Beatservice acts, take “The Rhythm” in a moodier direction. The crisp production and dubbed out vibe create a captivating atmosphere that compliments the original. Kellini returns to close out the single with the bonus Skrangledisco Remix. This is a tongue-in-cheek tribune to the original ‘scandolearic’ disco popularized by the likes of Bjørn Torske and Rune Lindbæk. Cheeky or not, it’s a late night disco monster worthy of DJ play around the globe.

Nick Warren (The Soundgarden) – “Lovely release. The Kellini Rett Hjem Remix is the one for me.”
Rory Hoy (Howlin’ Records) – “Great track. Tom Dragebo’s remix does it for me with it’s Acid House Awesomeness!”
Jon Fugler (Fluke) – “This is truly the track that keeps on giving … mint!”
Chris Massey (Paper Recordings) – “That remix by Tom Dragebo is HOT! So is that Kellini remix too, big package!”
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory radio show) – “An excellent package. All of the remixes are exciting and catchy, and I like them a lot.”
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) – “Fantastic Remixes.”
Alinep (Asia Music) – “Tom Dragebo’s remix is top.”
Salvatore Logicfusion (Deepinradio) – “Hot grooves for the dancefloor.”
Zach Van Lue (91X) – “Sick! My favorite track from the album, so I’m stoked to have remixes.”
Belabouche (Midnight Riot) – “Yeah! The Kellini Skrangledisco Remix is cool.”
Jarle Bråthen (Full Pupp) – “Great stuff! Tom and Kellini remixes work for me for sure.”

Available Now From: Bandcamp, Beatport, iTunes, And Spotify.