Foreword by Le Visiteur

Welcome back to a new year of Le Visiteur Online and Disco Juice. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and NYE. We are fully refreshed and ready to take on 2024 with a passion.

There are already some outstanding records out before we’ve even hit two weeks into the year so a big shout to all our producer and label friends who are keeping the scene rolling.

Yam Who’s Midnight Riot has already kickstarted the year good and proper with some proper heat from The Love Dove’s, Groovemasta, C Da Afro and a biggie from Platinum City. Check them out over on Traxsource HERE.

They have also announced a very tasty gig in March at the brilliant Hoochie Coochie, definitely one for the diary. If you are looking for some fresh tracks right now I would also recommend that you check out the current edition of the Midnight Riot Podcast below with guest DJ Emma for two hours of disco delight.

Let me hand you over to Midnight Riot boss and LV Disco Editor Yam Who? for the 9 hottest releases from across the disco universe that you need to kickstart your 2024 x

Disco Juice 9 Essential tunes of the month
Roy Ayers - Liquid Love What’s the T

Roy Ayers – Liquid Love / What’s the T?


The Liquid Love and What’s The T? 7” single, now available on vinyl for the first time, is a must-have for Roy Ayers fans and serious music collectors. Released in 2023, coinciding with Roy’s final live tour, this vinyl is a fitting tribute to the influential vibesman.

Liquid Love, from the 2015 BBE compilation Virgin Ubiquity II, showcases Roy’s virtuosity with a mid-tempo track featuring captivating female vocals.

What’s The T? is an uptempo dance floor funk from the 2004 Virgin Ubiquity series, highlighting Roy’s arrangements and musicianship.

Celebrate Roy Ayers’ remarkable career with this historical release on BBE Music’s ALIM imprint. Don’t miss out on these two iconic tracks capturing Roy at his best as a musician, arranger, and artist.

Grab it HERE

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Platinum City feat Sophie Paul - Movin In The Right Direction

Platinum City feat Sophie Paul – Movin In The Right Direction

[Midnight Riot]

Following a short break and after his chart topping releases and global support from the likes of Purple Disco Machine, Dave Lee ZR, The Reflex, Young Pulse, Jamie 3.26 and many more, Platinum City (aka Phil Rose, Jaegerossa, and one half of Love Doves) returns with the amazing Sophie Paul from Girls of the Internet.

‘Moving In The Right Direction’ is funk and disco lederhosen vocal monster with a hook you simply will not forget! Sophie Paul’s delivery is simply sublime and will have you singing in the right direction immediately!

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Jaegerossa Facebook
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Midnight Riot Facebook
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Lovebirds - Burn It Down

Lovebirds – Burn It Down


The Berlin-based duo Lovebirds makes a triumphant return to Glitterbox with their inaugural original track on the label, titled ‘Burn It Down.’

Widely celebrated for their vibrant, retro-infused sound, drawing inspiration from the funk, soul, jazz, and boogie vibes of the 70s and 80s, Lovebirds has left an indelible mark with enduring hits such as ‘Want You In My Soul.’

Their latest release, ‘Burn It Down,’ solidifies their distinctive aesthetic, featuring soulful vocals and includes the uplifting and radiant Club Mix, as well as the more experimental Dub Mix.

The latter takes listeners on a sonic journey from deep boogie to 90s filter house, providing a captivating snapshot that spans disco’s past, present, and future.

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Lovebirds Facebook
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Glitterbox Facebook
Glitterbox Instagram
Glitterbox Twitter

Midnight Energy - Front Line Saving All My Love

Midnight Energy – Front Line / Saving All My Love

[Freestyle Records]

Freestyle Records has just unleashed a highly anticipated and fully licensed 12″ reproduction from the year 1984.

This exceptional release showcases Midnight Energy’s timeless tracks, “Front Line” and “Saving All My Love,” originally presented on Wal-Brooks Records.

Hailing from the vibrant music scene of New Jersey, these two sides of the vinyl offer an electrifying blend of killer electro-boogiefunk. The mastermind behind this sonic experience is none other than Tony McLachlan, renowned for his work with the Fresh Band, notably their hit “Come Back Lover.” Immerse yourself in the sonic wonders of this archival gem and rediscover the magic that defined an era!

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Freestyle Records Facebook
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Freestyle Records Twitter/X

Karin Jones - Under The Influence Of Love LP

Karin Jones – Under The Influence Of Love LP

[Tidal Waves Music]

Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the FIRST OFFICIAL vinyl reissue of a rare Philadelphia album originally released in 1982 on Handshake Records And Tapes.

Karin Jones, a Philadelphia native, began her musical journey in church and later joined the soul group “The Jonesettes.” After backing Marvin Gaye, she signed with T-Electric Records in 1980, recording an album that remained shelved until Handshake Records released “Under The Influence Of Love” in 1982.

The album, arranged by Dunn Pearson Jr and Bruce Hawes and produced by Jim Tyrrell, features a unique duet with Eddie Levert of the O’Jays.

Karin Jones sadly passed away in 1984. The album showcases heart-breaking modern soul, deep disco, boogie-funk, and diverse tempos, with the hit ‘Ready, Ready Love’ being a rare gem highly sought after by collectors.

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Tidal Waves Music Facebook
Tidal Waves Music Instagram
Tidal Waves Music Twitter/X

Various - Lay Far Admin Rahaan Delfonic

Various – Lay Far / Admin / Rahaan / Delfonic

[Funkyjaws Music]

Funkyjaws Music debuts a new edits series with a crucial 12″, featuring four standout artists.

Lay Far opens with the high-energy ‘Never Ever Edit,’ boasting horn-driven excitement and lively disco claps.

Admin follows with ‘Moon Trippin,’ a soulful and slower interpretation. Chicago’s

Rahaan kicks off the B-side with the essential ‘Gonna Get Ya,’ a funky track infused with cosmic synth rays and warm piano chords.

Delfonic concludes the series with the rhythmic and jazzy vibes of ‘Let’s Dance The Spank.’ A stellar beginning to the series, with volume two already in progress.

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For more info please check:

Lay-Far Facebook
Admin Facebook
Rahaan Facebook
Delfonic Facebook
FunkyJaws Facebook
FunkyJaws Instagram

Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat. Xantone Blacq - Open Up Your Mind

Los Charly’s Orchestra Feat. Xantone Blacq – Open Up Your Mind


Following their successful release “Vibration,” which received support from renowned DJs like Louie Vega and achieved top positions on the Disco/Funk & Soul networks for multiple weeks, the LCO crew presents their latest single: “Open Up Your Mind,” to conclude 2023 and kickstart 2024 in a proper sunshine boogie style.

Shifting into a mid tempo boogie lock, LCO features Jazz Funk head and long time collaborator Xantone Blacq on vocals providing the soulfulness, whilst Mr Milt Mavrakakis delivers the Rhodes magic & Hammond drive, all hugged around the unmistakable / flawless groove provided by Juan Laya on drums and percussion, Matheus Nova on Bass and Raphael Delfino on Guitar. All under the production of Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel.

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Los Charly’s Orchestra Facebook
Los Charly’s Orchestra Instagram
Imagenes Facebook
Imagenes Recordings Instagram

Various Attack the Dancefloor 23

Various / Attack the Dancefloor – Opolopo, Wipe The Needle, Backroom Productions, Raquel Rodriguez

[Z Records]

Z Records prepare to dominate the dancefloor once again with a fresh supply of Disco and House firepower.

Dutch funkateers Fouk deliver a brand new remix of Opolopo’s ‘Stroke my Disco,’ intensifying the peak time vibe with doubled-down Piano and Clav workouts.

Wipe The Needle contributes exclusive material with ‘Skyscrapers,’ a modern Jazz-Funk masterpiece featuring soulful bass and vibrant flute elements.

On the flip side, Dave Lee rewinds to ’97 with his rework of Backroom Productions’ ‘Classic Vibe,’ flexing his house muscles by rearranging classic elements and adding extra keys.

The EP concludes with Dave’s remix of nu-soul diva Raquel Rodriguez, blending her dynamic vocals with chunky Disco drumming and soulful synths, culminating in Roy Ayers-esque vibes.

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Opolopo Facebook
Fouk Facebook
Wipe The Needle Instagram
Raquel Rodriguez Facebook
Dave Lee Facebook
Dave Lee Instagram
Dave Lee Twitter/X
Z Records Facebook
Z Records Instagram

Heritage Listed - Midnight to Midtown

Heritage Listed – Midnight to Midtown

[Basics Recording]

Midnight to Midtown is an EP written during a year of almost constant travel , coming out as a 3 track collection of funk, disco and jazz mixed with house grooves for the dancefloor.

With the disco house track Freak Control featuring Sydney singer CINTA emerging as the single, and Midnight to Midtown and Balustrade both serving as jazz house numbers, Midnight to Midtown is a house EP that will keep you moving & groovin and definitely worthy of your bucks!

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Heritage Listed Facebook
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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.

For more info please check:

Yam Who? Facebook
Yam Who? Soundcloud
Yam Who? Instagram
Yam Who? Twitter

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Tags: Basics Recordings, BBE Music, Dave Lee, Freestyle Records, Funkyjaws Music, glitterbox, Heritage Listed, Karin Jones, Lay Far, Lovebirds, Midnight Riot, Platinum City, Tidal Waves Music, Wipe The needle, Z Records

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