Faze Action's label is the perfect home for this unearthed disco gem by cult concern Andromeda Orchestra. Total groove authority Nick The Record has been tasked with the serious job of editing "Get Up & Dance", and he does a bang up job of eking out the original to create an elongated dancefloor workout. "High Steppin" ramps up the funk, as does B2 cut "Koochi Koo" with its wah wah guitar and expressive keys. This is a stellar record for anyone craving a few fresh but classic weapons for the disco. And you know by disco we mean proper disco.
Dungeon Meat's self-titled label is not known for its subtlety, and so it goes on this rip-roaring various artists 12" featuring three rough and ready jams for the peak time house crowd. Blunt Instruments get things going straight away with the mean New Jersey swing of "Kum On", as tough and bumping a house cut as you're ever likely to find. Ron Obvious steps up with "Mindful Vision", bringing an utterly addictive stripped down garage-y shuffle to the table, while Per Hammar finishes the EP off with the breaks-embellished "BX Chamber", a freaked-out dub-soaked affair for the heads down crowd.
Having reissued Body, Body Love last year, Best Records come back for more of Billy Woost's late 70s grooves, all lifted from his sole self-titled album and presented here in their true 'Disco Version' format. This time around it's "Vibrations" that takes centre stage, and it sounds resplendent in its widescreen vision of disco funk production at its highest possible standard. On the flip "Baobab" sounds even more potent with its killer bassline groove, dream-pop vocal trills and all round feel-good mood. Now if Best can just do the same job with the rest of the album we'll be laughing.
On the latest Lumberjacks missive Marcel Vogel invites one of the strongest house vocalists of modern times, Khalil Anthony, to lend his distinctive croon to a loose-limbed slice of low-riding funk. "Dance The Blues Away" is a gutsy, full-bodied production that shows off Vogel's instrumental skills at their strongest, and Anthony's vocal rolls on in the many-layered mix perfectly. BB Boogie injects a little disco stomp to the track for the first remix on the 12", while Julien Dyne gets to turn out a remix and a dub. Both Dyne's efforts tap into a Detroit house feeling, all dusty sample loops and a laid back, smoky mood. It's a record made up of killer soul-soaked house music from start to finish.
Best Records dig out some truly powerful disco from a close ally of Giorgio Moroder's - Geoff Bastow. K.I.D. were best known for boogie classic "Don't Stop", but here the group of synth disco impresarios have dug into the archives to present rare disco mixes of four other essential early 80s party jams. "Watch Out" rides in hard on a classic Moroder-esque arpeggio, while "Fine Time Tonight" takes a perfect laid back approach to electro funk. "Come & Get It" is a vocoder laden slinker of the highest order and "Midnight Magic" whips out some bold brass and rubbery synth licks for the dancefloor.