Vinyl Addiction

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First of all an American site that has an amazing selection of jazz and rock vinyl: Accoustic Sounds even has classic LPs repressed up to play on 45 rpm for extra audio quality.

Recent records doing heavy rotation include

Old School

  • Acid Traxx EP (S12) – SimplyVinyl have teamed up with legendary Chicago house label to put four classic acid house tunes on one platter. It features Phuture – Acid Trax, Mr Fingers – Washing Machine, Phuture – Got The Bug and Pierre’s Fantasy Club – Dream Girl. Worthwhile having because the original Trax pressings were so awfully made with recycled vinyl and god only knows what else
  • Looney Tunes – Just as long as I got you (XL Recordings) – Musto and Bones classic rave record with a vocal hook from Love Commitee’s disco classic of the same name on Salsoul records. If you play house with a sprinkling of breaks and pick your moment you can still get away with this one

Fresh for 2k5

  • Wink – 516 Acid (Ovum) – ok so it has been out a little while it just took me a bit of time to get it! Get the 12 with the Steve Bug remix and Josh Wink’s original mix on; the other 12 is a bit moody.
  • KTB – Robag Wruhme (Sonar Kollectiv) – letting the vinyl do the talking
  • Headz feat. Azeem – Wait4U (Stereo) – great Spanish house cut from a consistently good label
  • Gypsy – Gypsy don’t let the drugs get you (UMM) – complete tosh from UMM, except for the Robbie Rivera mix
  • BJ – Last night (no label) – modernised (retempoised and beefed up beats) Michael Jackson Billie Jean instrumental underneath Indeep’s Last night a DJ saved my life. Worth having for the dub
  • Hoxton Whores – Voodoo Ray (Hoxton Whores) – Modernising remix of A Guy Called Gerald’s Voodoo Ray. A Guy called Gerald probably doesn’t get any money from this, but then according to Gerald, Peter at Rham Records shafted him when this was originally released, so there is a certain symmetry to it all. Don’t let that put you off buying this great record
  • Swirl Peepz pres. Lotta Fun (Odds and Ends Music) – Great house groover, deep like philosophy
  • The Dope Twins featuring Community Recordings and Seafoam (Dope) – Good grooves fits nicely in a west-coast style set
  • Marc Moulin – Silver, who stole the groove? (Blue Note Records) – yes a proper jazz record. Get it for the DJ Groove Warrior mix on the flipside
  • Vibeelect – Do what you know (Compu Sol) – great deep house from Austria
  • Shur-I-Kan – Waypoints EP (Freerange) – two great producers on the record Brett Johnson and Larry ‘Mr Fingers’ Heard, even if it was crap you’d still have to buy it
  • Woody Braun & Allonymous – Finding words ain’t easy (Most) – buy it for the Captain Comatose cut your dreads mix
  • Johnny Fiasco – South of the border EP (Agave Records) – usual high quality production from Fiasco one of the stalwarts of west-coast house music
  • Market House vs Natural Rhythm feat Leah Reppart (Detour) – go for the Thomas White remix on the flip for great house