Premiere: Sébastopol – Plowshare

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Attracted to dance music at a young age like a moth to a flame, French DJ/producer Sebastien Bouchet has developed an impressive discography of minimal techno and deep house jams released on labels like Kompakt, Hippie Dance, Correspondant and My Favorite Robot.

On March 27, Bouchet returns to hafendisko with a two-track release via his Sébastopol alias, a nom de plume that allows him to travel down less-traveled musical roads.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the title track “Plowshare.” It’s a propulsive, heaven-sent synth romp packing pulsating bass, dynamic melodies and a sexy groove that would make Giorgio Moroder feel love.

Says Sebastien about the new release, “You can say that ‘Walk Of Life’ by Dire Straits inspired me to compose ‘Plowshare’ and that ‘Quarterback’ is my melancholic vision of techno music.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Premiere: Bizz O.D. & Jimi Tenor – “Stop & Goodbye”

Premiere: Bizz O.D. & Jimi Tenor - "Stop & GoodBye"

In 1992 Bizz O.D. and Jimi Tenor moved to New York City to launch Public Extacy. While the band never took flight, the pair did record the three-track Traffic EP released on OZON Records, an imprint helmed by notable German producers Biochip C. and Jammin’ Unit.

The lost 1995 release has been thankfully dusted off and remastered. It’s set to be released on March 27 via Khan (Of Findland)’s Temple Traxx. (The reissue includes an unreleased bonus track titled “Girls.”)

We’re pleased to world premiere the remastered version of “Stop & GoodBye,” an acid-house stomp fest full of stuttering vocal snippets and squelchy electro basslines. Hearing all those gorgeous blips and bleeps make us nostalgic for happier days gone by.

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Premiere: Thousand Fingers – Dragon, Robots & Heavy Metal

Thousand Fingers

This past November, before the coronavirus outbreak turned our world into a dystopian reality, we premiered “Je T’aime,” a rockin’ disco-house jam by London-based producer/sound engineer Hakan Ozkan (a.k.a. Thousand Fingers).

Ozkan is back in a big way with “Dragon, Robots & Heavy Metal” due out March 19, which we’re excited to world premiere.

On his latest effort, Ozkan forges a funky-ass house cut featuring a slick groove that’s accented by some killer six-string shredding.

And if you’re wondering if he relied on samples to achieve his latest track, well, youd step off. “I played all the guitars, melodies and bass lines,” he tells us.

Hit the play button below and get ready to rock out.

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Premiere: Al Kent – Disco Demands Six Mini Mix

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Glasgow-based DJ/producer Ewan Kelly, known more widely by his Al Kent alias, just released the sixth installment of his Disco Demands series. As with previous efforts, the Million Dollar Disco label boss displays his passion for unearthing rare dance floor nuggets from the ’70s and ’80s, sprinkling them with remastering magic and serving them up for like-minded modern-day cratediggers.

We’re thrilled to world premiere an exclusive mini mix of Disco Demands Part Six (BBE) – out now on CD, vinyl and digital formats – that’ll give you a taste of the back-to-the-future sound Kelly has perfected. He had this to say about his new release:

“This album, like most projects I’m involved in, was a real labor of love – I think it was first pitched about three years ago. But the business side of these things is becoming more complex, especially with the more obscure music these type of albums showcase. However, we got there in the end and I’m more than happy with the album and the feedback it’s getting.

“All the tracks are aimed squarely at the dance-floor and I’ve played them all on my travels, so I know they work! But it’s also a great album to simply enjoy at home, especially with the luxurious packaging. I have to thank BBE for being crazy enough to allow me to do these extravagant things!”

Hit the play button below and get ready to boogie.

Track list

  1. Ava Cherry – You Never Loved Me
  2. King Sporty – Fire Keep On Burning
  3. Jo Bisso – I Wanna Love
  4. Philip & Lloyd – Keep On Moving’
  5. Southroad Connection – You Like It We Love It
  6. J D Hall – Wonder Woman
  7. Grupo Macho – San Salvador
  8. Tangerue – Doin’ Your Own Thing

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