Foreword by Le Visiteur

We are now full steam ahead on 2023 and there has already been a barrage of incredible music landing in our digital inbox alongside some outrageously good vinyl over the last few weeks. As always we have our Disco editor Yam Who? on hand to collate the absolute best Disco Juice for us with his essential 9 releases for the month ahead. If you want to fill up your disco folders with some absolute gems you could do worse than check out the previous editions of Disco Juice HERE.

As always Yam Who? has been busy holding down the disco reins at Midnight Riot crafting a release schedule for 2023 which will keep those disco floors packed across the globe. One release we are already looking forward to in February is the sixth edition of the all killer Disco Made Me Do It compilation series.

Finally if you are looking for some seriously big feel good disco vibes you could do far worse than pick up The Love Doves Sistahood which has just landed.

There are also gigs ahead this month with Midnight Riot landing at the Lounge, Verbier Switzerland on 3rd Feb and at the Sugar hut in Brentwood with Hotel Obsessed on 18th Feb. Time to dig out those dancing shoes.

Now let’s soak up the biggest Disco tracks for February, Over to Yam Who?

Disco Juice 9 Essential tunes of the month
Michael Gray - You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else

Michael Gray – You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else

[Glitterbox Recordings]

Michael Gray is one of dance music’s true veterans who shows no sign of slowing down. Returning to Glitterbox with a tasty remake of the Philadelphia Records anthem ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’, written by the legendary duo of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff & originally recorded by The Jone Girls.

Behind the turntables or in the studio Michael is more than capable of delivering and arguably this is one of Michaels releases to date, gloriously recalling those halcyon disco days but adding his trademark production, an end-of-night anthem that is as modern as it is uplifting.

You can check You’re Gonna Make Me Somebody Else on the mix below where it is the opening track.

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Michael Gray Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelgrayofficial/
Michael Gray Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelgrayuk/
Michael Gray Twitter: https://twitter.com/Michael_Gray_uk

Glitterbox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glitterboxibiza
Glitterbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glitterboxibiza/
Glitterbox Twitter: https://twitter.com/Glitterbox

JKriv Edits Repent Lingala Natonale Love Dream

JKriv EditsRepent / Lingala Natonale / Love Dream

[Moton Records Inc]

London’s longest-running re-edit imprint has founders Dave Jarvis and Diesel at the controls. The Moton label has been instrumental in shaping the leftfield Disco & Balearic re-edit scene. Consistently delivering late night boogie down antics and high-quality merchandise the way that god intended!

For their 48th release, the legendary London label enlists the expertise of one of New York’s finest, Razor-N-Tape co-captain JKriv, giving him the keys to the Moton castle. The Brooklyn bossman repays the gesture with four top shelf edits from his esteemed locker.

Digging way down into the depths, there’s a flavour for every occasion here that spans the globe twice over! JKriv hands in a collection of deadly cuts that fit perfectly in the much desired and highly collectable Moton Records Universe.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/moton-records-inc-jkriv-edits/911007-01/

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JKriv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jkrivmusic
JKriv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkriv/
JKriv Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkriv
Moton Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Moton-Records-Inc-183889648411503

Roy Ayers Hey Uh What You Say Come On Dave Lee Revibe

Roy Ayers – Hey Uh-What You Say Come On (Dave Lee Revibe)

[Disco Combine]

Disco protagonist & total legend Dave Lee is of course the given name of Joey Negro, Here he kicks off 2023 with a cheeky little side hustle, Disco Combine.

Conjuring up 2 lethal disco weapons is no easy take but Dave certainly delivered here with ‘Hey Uh-What You Say Come On’ (Dave Lee Revibe) & ‘Steal Your Heart’ (Dave Lee Showtime mix).

First up ‘Hey Uh-What You Say Come On’ is a big percussive workout with man Roy Ayers bells and xylophones over a romping groove. ‘Steal Your Heart’ (Dave Lee Showtime mix) reaches for the big Philly strings and sets them free over a more chunky and funky groove that gets right under your skin.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/dave-lee-disco-combine-001/881771-01/

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Dave Lee Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/daveleezr
Dave Lee Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/davelee.zr/
Dave Lee Twitter:https://twitter.com/daveleezr

Funky Magnetic Del Blake Nightclubbing

Funky Magnetic & Del Blake – Nightclubbing

[Imagenes Recordings]

The Iggy Pop – Trainspotting classic gets re-imagined by producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel under their parallel alias Funky Magnetic.

In collaboration with London’s supa soul brotha, guitarist & singer Del Blake, the gang are back together in 2023 once again for the making of their 3rd single ‘Nightclubbing’, made famous by Grace Jones & The Compass Point All-Stars.

Enlisting, Milt Mavrakakis (Keys and synths) George Malamas (Bass) & JP Sancho (Drums & additional synths) to create three atomic versions crossing over an entire spectrum of Nightclubbing modes.

Grab it here: https://www.traxsource.com/title/1936870/nightclubbing

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Imagenes Recordings Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imagenesrecordings/
Imagenes Recordings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imagenes_recordings

Phenomenal Handclap Band Burning Bridges

Phenomenal Handclap Band Burning Bridges – Remixes


NYC leftfield disco darlings Phenomenal Handclap Band made their first appearance on Razor-N-Tape by way of a collab with JKriv in 2022, and now they return for an offering all their own, the ‘Burning Bridges EP’.

The title track juxtaposes riffy guitar driven funk with plaintive vocals that smack of 1970s Heart in the best way, and Prins Thomas turns the tempo knob up a few clicks and launches into an extended interstellar excursion with his remix.

On the B side the cinematic slow burner ‘It Was The Summer’ begins sparse and hazy and builds to a driving peak of backbeat rhythm and an insistent vocal soliloquy.

Each Other (Justin Strauss & Max Pask) then take the tune straight to the rave with arpeggiated and acidic synths, recasting the haunting vocals as a modern New Wave anthem.

Grab it here: https://razor-n-tape.bandcamp.com/album/burning-bridges

For more info please check:

Phenomenal Handclap Band Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhenomenalHandclapBand
Phenomenal Handclap Band Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phenomenal_handclap/
Razor-N-Tape Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RazorNTape/
Razor-N-Tape Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/razorntape/
Razor-N-Tape Twitter:https://twitter.com/RazorNTape

Coco Ben Good Feeling

Coco & Ben – Good Feeling


Coco & Ben were a partnership between Benjamin Robinson of Ben And The Squeeze Tight Band and an uncredited singer (presumably the Coco of the title), who came together for one perfect and extremely rare single from 1979.

Now Athens Of The North have dusted down these two smooth as silk soulful disco jams and given them a fresh pressing.

‘Good Feelin’ is a mellow, soul-feeding cut for Sunday afternoon reveries and toe-tapping country drives alike. ‘See The World’ is a more sultry affair for those who like their grooves to dig in a little deeper.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/coco-ben-good-feelin/918795-01/

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Athens of the North Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Athensofthenorth/
Athens of the North Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athens_of_the_north/
Athens of the North Twitter: https://twitter.com/aotns

Disco Juice Essential White 2
Andy Yam Who

Yam Who?

Yam Who is a DJ, producer, label boss at Midnight Riot and ISM Records and one half of Glitterbox signed Qwestlife.

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