Dimitri From Brooklyn - "Hooked On This Feelin’" (6:19)
Underdog Edits - "In Need Of That Phone" (7:12)
Arsenii - "Walter’s Afternoon" (5:25)
Joey Negro - "Let’s Get Ornery" (6:30)
Jacques Renault - "Said I Would" (6:30)
JKriv - "Lovin’ Lasers" (6:33)
Daniel T - "All Thai’d Up" (4:52)
Eli Escobar - "I Love Rochelle" (6:26)
Peter Croce - "Love, Peace, & Joy" (6:38)
Superprince - "Dependable" (edit) (6:56)
Review: To mark their 50th release, Brooklyn scalpel fiends Razor-N-Tape has put together a triple-pack of tried-and-tested reworks from some of the scene's heaviest hitters. It's as strong as you'd expect, with highlights including the heavyweight, delay-laden disco-funk brilliance of Dimitri From Brooklyn's "Hooked On This Feeling" (a dub disco revision of an old Frank Hooker jam by Dimitri From Paris), the Clavinet-driven, piano-laden peak-time hustle of Joey Negro's "Let's Get Ornery", the Clarinet and trumpet-sporting hedonism of Jacques Renault's emotive and heart-tugging "Said I Would" and the screaming, hands-aloft rush of Superprince's "Dependable". Fittingly, label co-fouder JKriv delivers one of the standouts, a rolling revision of an Italo-style, arpeggio-driven delight titled "Lovin' Lasers".
Akabu - "Ride The Storm" (feat Linda Clifford - Saison remix) (7:21)
The Love Symphony Orchestra - "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" (Dr Packer remix) (7:31)
Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - "Everyday" (JN Disco Re-Bump remix) (7:28)
Art Of Tones - "Flower Child" (feat Anduze) (7:01)
Review: Like its numerous predecessors, 16th edition of Z Records' long running "Attack The Dancefloor" series is packed to the rafters with tried and tested dancefloor treats, most of which have never appeared on vinyl before. First up, Saison tackles Akabu's 2001 classic "Ride The Storm", turning it into a deep, bouncy and rubbery chunk of lilting, string-drenched house goodness, before Dr Packer delivers a subtly tooled-up take on The Love Symphony Orchestra's grandiose and sexually-charged 1978 disco classic "Let Me Be Your Fantasy". Label head honcho Joey Negro provides a superb deep disco rework of one of his own productions, the Sunburst Band's 2004 summer sing-along "Everyday", while Art of Tones' "Flower Child" is a flash-fried, disco-funk romp laden with superb lead vocals from Anduze.
United Future Organization - "Flying Saucer" (Kings Of Tomorrow remix)
N-Joi - "Anthem" (Kerri Chandler Distant Run mix)
LNR - "Reachin'" (vocal mix)
Sound Source - "A Naked Theme" (Source mix 1)
Fini Dolo - "Blow" (Restless Soul Poetic Peak Time mix)
Abacus - "Moonbeamz"
Glenn Turner - "I Need A Lover For Myself" (Key mix)
Bonnie Byrd - "We Can Make It"
Biddu Orchestra - "Humanity" (club mix)
Screamin' Rachel - "Rock Me" (The Marshall Jefferson Deep Underground dub)
Martha Wash - "Runaround" (Tee's 12" mix)
Ele Ferrer - "I'll Make U Happy Baby" (X-Tended club mix)
Alexander Hope - "Share" (Tommy Musto's New York Thang mix)
Slam Mode - "100% Power "
Alexis P Suter - "All Night Long"
Mama's Children - "Let Us All Be Friends" (feat Lee Truesdale - Colonel Abrams original mix)
Cassio Ware - "Makin' Love" (Mentalinstrum remix)
Kathy Summers - "I'm In Love" (House Of Jazz mix)
Donald O - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
Joi Cardwell - "Run To You" (Philip Damien extended vocal mix)
Mental Instrum - "Music On My Mind" (Smack Productions mix)
Joey Negro - "Take Me Higher"
Review: If there's one label to trust with presenting a faithful and knowledgeable overview of the '90s garage house sound, it is surely Z Records. Joey Negro's evergreen stable has been a bastion of the music since its inception, and this second volume of gold standard tracks is as well-informed as the first. Serious cuts and mixes from the likes of Satoshi Tomiie, Kings Of Tomorrow, Kerri Chandler, Marshall Jefferson - the list of big hitters goes on. But it's not just marquee bookings - there are some seriously headsy jams in here that will even have connoisseurs learning a thing or two. Bursting with musicality, soul and grooves by the pound, this is exactly how a comp should be done.