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Dance Hits by Wild Fire

I want this album because every track is a killer!In the late '70s Wild Fire was one of the more popular groups in Trinidad. Formed by Oliver “Stompy” Chapman back in 1962 the group was originally named the Sparks. By the disco era Wild Fire were the house band at night clubs like Disco Tracks and the Upper Level.The group was very influenced by disco, especially the famous British group, Hot Chocolate known for the classic disco hit “You Sexy Thing.” Hot Chocolate’s chief songwriter, Tony Wilson was originally a Trinidadian native and also great friends with Oliver Chapman. The opening track on this compilation is "Try Making Love", a floor-filling track written by Tony Wilson in 1977 and recorded at Coral Sound Studio in Port of Spain. It was there that Oliver Chapman laid down the unforgettable bass line, solidifying its status as a surefire hit. The infectious tune held steady at the number one slot for six weeks in Trinidad and eventually climbed to the top of the charts in Barbados.

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Oil Painting by Daniele Baldelli & Marco Fratty

Oil Painting is a gleeful, celebratory and excitable as anything either producer has released to date.Leng Records first album release of 2020 comes courtesy of two contrasting legends of Italian dance music, Afro-Cosmic pioneer Daniele Baldelli and sometime FPI Project member Marco Fratty (real name Marco Frattini). Both producers have a wealth of experience. Baldelli first to rose to fame as resident DJ at the near mythical Cosmic Club in the early 1980s, before moving into music production two decades ago. Since then, hes collaborated with heaps of producers most notably DJ Rocca, Marco Dionigi and Dario Piana but Oil Painting marks his first collaboration with Frattini, an experienced producer whose bustling discography stretches right back to the Italian house explosion of the late 1980s and early 90s. The pairs debut collaborative release is bold, bubbly, vibrant and funky, with the storied Italian veterans making extensive use of live instrumentation, vintage synthesizers and chugging, floor-friendly grooves. As youd expect from a Baldelli-related project, the influences are obvious think funk, dub-disco, cosmic rock, Italo-disco and nu-disco but the resulting colourful cuts refuse to settle on one specific style.

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Astral Schlagers: The Singles Collection 2015-2018 by Misha Panfilov Sound Combo

I want dope!Without a doubt, one of the finest composers of present day who will be highly regarded in the future as one of the best will be without question, Estonia’s Misha Panfilov. With an already amazing discography of both LP’s and 45’s under his belt, Funk Night Reords has curated a proper full length release of singles to create “Astral Schlagers”, a cosmic voyage that combines his many sounds of psych, jazz and funk.  If you’ve missed out on the some of the 7″ releases then this is a perfect way to get a great look and listen into what he’s done.

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