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Dimitri from Paris – “Get Down With The Philly Sound”

Posted in Dance Classics, Disco, EMN Promo, Funk, House, Nu Disco, Promotions, Various with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by J.D.

Dimitri from Paris to release
Get Down With The Philly Sound

This compilation is the first ever to document the birth of disco in Philadelphia and the work of the unsung musicians who played on the numerous hits that came out from the Philadelphia scene.

Featuring platinum selling hits from Melvin & Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, The Trammps and The Jackson 5

Dimitri From Paris
Get Down With The Philly Sound
BBE Records
May 18, 2010

BBE Records proudly presents its fifth and arguably most exciting compilation with The French DJ and ambassador of disco – Dimitri from Paris. Get Down With The Philly Sound focuses on Dimitri’s essential disco era tracks, all were made in Philadelphia, and feature the core of the rhythm section that created and defined the sound of the genre. Dimitri’s selection on CD1 traces the evolution of the ’70s disco groove from the first ever disco hit record, to the rejuvenation of the Jackson 5’s career, interspersed with obscurities such as Charles Mann to the magnificent Teddy Pendergrass; Philly International’s answer to Marvin Gaye. CD2 of the compilation pays homage to the original creators and innovators of the remix and extended edits with reworkings exclusively by Dimitri from Paris.
Undisputedly, Philadelphia gave birth to and defined the brand new Disco genre. Gamble and Huff’s sound evolved from the simpler arrangements of the late 1960s into a style featuring lush strings, thumping basslines and sliding hi-hat rhythms. The anthemic “The Love I Lost” by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1973, laid the blueprint for how a disco record should sound. Recording engineer Joe Tarsia founded Sigma Sound in 1968, and virtually of all the disco recordings released on Philadelphia International, Salsoul, Philly World, Gold Mind and Atlantic were made at his studio, thereby maintaining the unique sound of Philadelphia. Located at 212 N. 12th Street in Philadelphia, it was only the second studio in the USA to offer 24-track recording and the first in the country to use console automation. Sigma’s sound was so strong that mainstream acts queued up to record there: David Bowie recorded his Young Americans album there, Dusty Springfield recorded A Brand New Me, while Elton John’s 1977 Philadelphia sessions were in such demand recently that they provided a hit single (‘Are You Ready For Love’) and CD re-issue 3 decades after the recordings were first made.
Nearly all of the disco output from Philadelphia between 1973 and 1980 featured the work of the same studio musicians, known as The Family or MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother). And of course, these same musicians were also known as The Salsoul Orchestra, Baker/Harris/Young Productions, The John Davis Monster Orchestra or The Montana Sextet (depending on who the recording was for). The classic line up of musicians included Earl Young (Founder of The Trammps and creator of the 4/4 disco drum pattern which laid the template for every dance record since) and Karl Chambers on drums, Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli and TJ Tindall on guitar, Ronnie Baker and Winnie Wilford on bass, Vince Montana (vibes/arranger and founder of the Salsoul Orchestra) and Larry Washington on percussion and Ron Kersey, Leon Huff and Thom Bell on keyboards. Don Renaldo took care of strings and horns. Tom Moulton (Pioneer of the Disco Mix, the 12 inch vinyl format, the break down sections of records and supplier of missing masters for this compilation) influenced the popularity of the songs with his legendary mixes.
By 1975, Philadelphia International and the Philadelphia soul and disco genres it helped define had largely eclipsed Motown and the Motown Sound in popularity and Gamble and Huff were the premiere producers of soul with nearly 200 gold and platinum records to their credit. Salsoul capitalized on the success of the sound by employing the same musicians whilst focusing predominantly on club music. Notable acts rushed to Philadelphia to capture the sound: Ex Motown cohorts The Jacksons and Eddie Kendricks utilized the above classic line-up of musicians to embrace the new sound and extend their careers.
Now, for the first time ever, Gamble and Huff have given a label access to the multi track tapes of some Philly International platinum selling classics such as “The Love I Lost” and “Bad Luck” featuring the vocals of the late great Teddy Pendergrass, the first black male to release five consecutive platinum albums in the United States. This tribute to the creators of disco is presented on a limited edition double CD, and three deluxe multiple vinyl releases, exclusively featuring Dimitri’s remixes and edits. There will be an additional vinyl double pack containing remixes by Francois Kevorkian, John Morales and Tom Moulton

BBE releases Get Down With the Philly Sound! on May 18, 2010

CD1. Original Tracks
01.       Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – The Love I Lost
02.       The Jackson’s – Living Together
03.       Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself
04.       Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way
05.       John Davis – Night & Day
06.       The Trammps – The Night The Lights Went Out
07.       Teddy Pendergrass – The More I Get The More I Want
08.       TJM – I Don’t Need No Music
09.       Charles Mann – Do It Again
10.       Eddie Kendricks – He’s a Friend
11.       Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – Tell The World How I Feel About ‘Cha Baby
12.       Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – Bad Luck (Pt. 1 & 2)
13.       Philly Devotions – Hurt So Bad
14.       The Girls (Brown Sugar) – I’m Going Through Changes
CD2. Remixes and Edits all respectfully done by Dimitri from Paris utilizing the original multi track parts
01.       Harold Melvin & Blue Notes – The Love I Lost (DFP remix)
02.       The Jackson’s – Living Together (DFP edit)
03.       The Trammps -The Night The Lights Went Out (DFP edit)
04.       Teddy Pendergrass-You Can’t Hide From Yourself (DFP remix)
05.       Teddy Pendergrass-The More I Get The More I Want (DFP remix)
06.       Eddie Kendricks-He’s a Friend (DFP remix) 8mn
07.       Harold Melvin & Blue Notes-Tell The World How I Feel About ‘Cha (DFP edit)
08.       Harold Melvin & Blue Notes-Bad Luck (Pt. 1 & 2) (DFP edit)
09.       Philly Devotions-Hurt So Bad (DFP remix)
1. This compilation is the first ever to document the birth of disco in Philadelphia and the work of the unsung musicians who played on the numerous hits that came out from the Philadelphia scene.
2. The compilation exclusively features five remixes and four edits by Dimitri from Paris.
3. Online bonus features – A Tom Moulton Mix in the style of his legendary Sandpiper mix tapes that brought him to the attention of Philly International and Salsoul records and started off the remix, available exclusively from the     BBE website using download codes available to physical copy purchases.
4. An epk shot with the surviving key members of the Philly movement.
5. This release is a historical documentation of the birth of modern dance or nightclub music. Every remixer, DJ and dancefloor has been influenced by the content of this release.
6. Gamble and Huff granted BBE access to multi track tapes for four tracks for Dimitri to create new mixes of their classic recordings.
7. Earl Young is founder of The Trammps and creator of the 4/4 disco drum pattern which laid the template for every dance record since
8. Recording engineer Joe Tarsia founded Sigma Sound in 1968, and virtually of all the disco recordings released on Philadelphia International, Salsoul, Philly World, Gold Mind and Atlantic were made at his studio.
9. The release will be accompanied by extensive liner notes, pictures, interviews and anecdotes from the legendary players involved in the music.
10. Listening parties will take place in key capital cities as well as themed DJ events with Dimitri from Paris.
11. A bonus limited vinyl of mixes from Tom Moulton, Francois K and John Morales.
12. The vinyl edition of Dimitri’s remixes will include bonus passes not available on CD or digitally.

FACT Mix 107 – Simian Mobile Disco

Posted in Disco, Electro, Fact, Podcast on December 7, 2009 by J.D.

Simian Mobile Disco step up to the plate for FACT Mix 107

Download: FACT Mix 107 – Simian Mobile Disco (Available for three weeks)


Lindstrøm – FACT Mix 100

Posted in Disco, Podcast, Pop, Rock on November 13, 2009 by J.D.

Here it is FACT Mix 100, compiled for your pleasure by Lindstrøm.

Download: Lindstrøm – FACT Mix 100
(Available for three weeks)


1. Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies – Kalyani
2. Jobriath – World Without End
3. Hall and Oates – Is It A Star?
4. Abba – Eagle
5. Tears for Fears – The Big Chair
6. Led Zeppelin – Bonzo´s Montreux
7. Robert Wyatt – Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road
8. Black Sabbath – Breakout
9. Uli Jon Roth – The Night the Master Comes
10. Ciledaknuf – Thgil Dna Ygolue

Congratulations FACT magazine crew from emn!

Bodytonic Podcast 044 : DJ 3000

Posted in Disco, Dj Mix, Funk, Hip Hop, Podcast, Pop, Soul on September 16, 2009 by J.D.

Detroit native DJ 3000 represents hi-tech funk, and then some. His new album, ‘Galactic Caravan’, expands on previous efforts, reflecting a childhood spent in Hamtrack, an ethnically diverse area of the city, his parents’ Albanian heritage and, of course, the sounds of the Motor City. We asked Franki to select some records that inspired the new album. So he did.

Bodytonic Podcast 044 : DJ 3000

Marvin Gaye ‘T Plays It Cool’
The Dramatics ‘Get Up And Get Down’
Curtis Mayfield ‘Freddie’s Dead’
The Ojays ‘Back Stabbers’
The Rolling Stones ‘Under My Thumb’
The Temptations ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’
Yarborough and Peoples ‘Don’t Stop The Music’
Divine Sounds ‘Dollar Bill’
Divine Sounds ‘What People Do For Money’
Ice T ‘Reckless’
Captian Rock ‘Return Of Captian Rock’
Whodini ‘Freaks Come Out At Night’
Cameo ‘Word Up’
Soul Sonic Force ‘Planet Rock’
Cybotron ‘Clear’
Nucleus ‘Computer Age’ (Push The Button)
A Number Of Names ‘Sharevari’
Kano ‘I’m Ready’
Prince ‘Erotic City’
The Temptations ‘Cloud Nine’

‘Galactic Caravan’ is out on October 01.


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Optimus Crime – Full Metal Panic ep

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Electro, Italo Disco, Nu Disco, Promotions, Synth-Pop on July 25, 2009 by J.D.

Here we go with something very strange(i mean we never recieved something like this before)…If you like Disco House(Faze Action sound),Cosmic Disco,Italo Disco,High Energy(Divine,Paul Parker…)NU Disco sound…incl.Sally Shapiro,Anoraak…Synth Pop…this is ep is perfect for you

Optimus Crime – Full Metal Panic ep

1. optimus crime – space club (4:02)
2. optimus crime – human tribute (6:22)
3. optimus crime – overdosed (3:46)
4. optimus crime – bourbon gentelmen’s club (5:47)

opticus crime is a ul’yanovsk, russian federation based musician konstantin isaev, who writes cosmic electro music influenced by far far space, old disco, alcohol & comics. moved from odessa, ukraine, where in autumn 2008 he creates electronic duo with his friend philip rikki tikki tavi, named bristol bastards. also played in club facktura on dewinn’s nights named french kiss.
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Fierce Angel Radio Show

Posted in Disco, Disco House, Promotions, Shows on April 12, 2009 by J.D.

Fierce Angel is the new record and events company from Mark Doyle the creator of Hed Kandi. Fiercely independent and already picking up critical acclaim worldwide the company is on a mission to provide simply the finest music and the most memorable nights out.

Fierce Angel Records have now released 12 spectacular compilations, performed all over the UK and at some of the wildest locations around the world. Our weekly radio show is now aired in over 12 countries and there is so much more to come !




Various FM & Digital Stations In 22 Countries Worldwide (full list at bottom of email).

Pacific State (Main Mix)-Doman & Gooding-White
Love Story (Album Mix)-Nadia Ali-WHITE
You Got Me Burnin (Milk & Sugar Mix)-Milk & Sugar Mix-Milk & Sugar
Praise-Unknown -White
Show Me (RJ’s Original Vocal)-Degrees Of Motion -White

I’m Not Alone (Extended Mix)-Calvin Harris-White
The Pressure (90’s Mix)-Dino Lenny Feat Ann Nesby -White
All That Matters-Peyton -White
Love Sensation (Felix Baumgarter Mix)-Loletta Holloway-Newstate

The Fierce Angel Classic
Bel Amour-Bel Amour-

Six Degrees of Fierceness
Toda Minha Vida -Sykes N Sugarstar Feat Bonny Ferrer-Global
Let The Sunshine (Milk N sugar Global Mix)-Milk N Sugar-Milk N Sugar
Hold Me (Eric Kupper Mix)-Alicia Keys -White
Release Me -Agnes -3Beat Blue
I Heard It Thru The Grapvine -Elektra Vs Marvi-White
Always The Sun -Elektra Vs The Stranglers-White

Rise Over -Natsuyo Feat Alexandra Prince-Avex
Someday -Soul Avengerz-Soda
I Begin To Wonder (2009 Mix)-JCA-Great Stuff
Read My Lips (Alex Graham Mix)-Shanie-White
Down Below -Audio Guru-Axus

Thanks To All The Following Radio Stations !

Jazzfm, Cool FM (Northern Ireland), Oxfords FM 107.9 (Oxford), Diverse FM (Luton), Arrow FM – Hastings,
Sovereign Radio – Eastbourne, Spirit FM – Chichester & Midhurst, The Quay – Portsmouth,
Isle of Wight Radio – Isle of Wight, Fire Radio – Bournemouth & Poole, Wessex FM – Dorchester & Weymouth,
Spire FM – Salisbury, Mix 107 – High Wycombe, Mix 96 – Aylesbury, Silk FM – Macclesfield, 2BR – Burnley,
Yorkshire Coast Radio – Bridlington, Yorkshire Coast Radio – Scarborough, Minster Northallerton – Northallerton,
Minster FM – North Yorkshire, Stray FM – Harrogate, Alpha 103.2 – Darlington, Durham FM – County Durham,
Sun FM – Sunderland, Central FM – Falkirk & Stirling, Top Radio – Belgium, Radio Plus – Mauritius, Magic FM – Manila,
Kiss FM – Portugal, Vitamine – France, DJ FM – Ukraine, Global FM – Costa Del Sol, Energy Fm – Malta
Island FM – Zakynthos, Be One – Argentina, ZFM Digital – Australia, Oasis FM – Tenerife, Radio Line – Turkey,
Hit 94FM – Aruba, Energy FM – Canada .

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*Extra Promo* New Phonat – Set Me Free EP (Exclusive)

Posted in Crunk, Disco, Electronic, Promotions on March 25, 2009 by J.D.

Two More tracks,just for you check below!!!

The eagerly awaited new EP from the Italian prodigy paves the way for his debut album release this spring.

The “Set Me Free EP” is a follow up to the innovative and critically acclaimed “Learn to Recycle” which was celebrated as one of the most adventurous pieces of electronic music to be released in 2008 and was described as the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody for the acid house generation’.
Support has come thick and fast for Phonat from top DJ’s such as Annie Mac, Annie Nightingale, Andy George, Rob Da Bank, Herve, Kissy Sellout and Pete Tong.

“Set Me Free”

“Set Me Free” is an uplifting and inspirational club track which draws together three separate themes from current house music – disco revivalism, rave revivalism and wonky fidget. It combines them in a fresh sounding summer anthem that unifies many aspects of underground dance within one, highly accessible track and shows that dance music, so often divided aggressively by sub genre, can unite defined by its similarities more than its differences.

The EP also contains a re-edit of “Set Me Free” by East London Nu Disco outfit, Tasmanian Disco Stampede, re-focussing the track on its more funky elements, for disco based dancefloors.

“Get Down My Dirty Street”

“Get Down My Dirty Street” is a unique and entertaining track, created from tiny fragmented micro-samples of different songs; rock, country, pop, soul, rap and metal, which start off playing as a stark disjointed chaos and slowly coalesce into a cohesive whole and then wonderfully form an upbeat party breaks bomb. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

“Ho Visto Un Quadro Verde” – (“I’ve Seen a Green Picture”)

Finally, “Ho Visto Un Quadro Verde” shows off Phonat’s more minimal side – a trippy yet bouncey stripped back club tool which explores the sparse soundscapes of minimal house, yet doing so with a sense of charm and humour so rarely seen in that field!
The track name translates from Phonat’s native Italian as “I’ve Seen a Green Picture” and is derived from a drunken bet with a friend made when he was living in his native Florence, in which they invented a variety of surreal and ridiculous pretend song names, and bet that one day ‘when they were successful’ they would be able to release an album that actually included one of the names in the tracklisting!

The EP contains 3 unreleased Phonat tracks, all of which will appear on the album, plus a remix of ‘Set Me Free’ from Tasmanian Disco Stampede. Click here for the link to:
Phonat -“Set Me Free”
Phonat -“Get Down My Dirty Street”
where you can download 2-weeks ahead of the Beatport release date.

Here’s the link to the two other tracks
1. Phonat – Ho Visto Un Quadro Verde (extended mix) (6:26)
2. Phonat – Set me free (Tasmanian Disco Stampede Re-edit) (6:44)

NOW Available for download on Beatport

“Phonat has frequently stunned us with his none-more-innovative productions over the last few years, coming across like a hyperactive Daft Punk on happy pills…..You’re exhausted, perplexed, flabbergasted, and left with the feeling that all other music is boring, unimaginative, repetitive trash. Wow.” Data Transmission

“this guy F**ks with all the rules” Norman Cook

A-list DJs already supporting the EP include:

Andy George “Really really like this mate! Definitely going to play tomorrow, were standing in for Kissy Sellout!”
Don Diablo “Love the Tasmanian Disco Stampede re-edit…!”
Grum “I love Set Me Free”
Supermal “Love ‘Set me free’ cant wait to play it out, its totally awesome!”
The Young Punx “Massive for us, as you’d expect!”

We had a lot of promos before,we never had title exclusive,why know-it was sent just like that from ntone crew,so let it be!
Very unique style electro disco style!
Dont forget to rate and say what you think,more feedback more promos.

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