Massive debut release from Germany´s Dikso imprint. It should come as no surprise that we have a bit of a soft spot for blogs that delevelop into proper labels, as is the case here. Over the past year, Dikso has been sharing some very tasty podcasts and dubbed out disco edits by the likes of Daniel Solar, Marc Poppcke and Andi de Luxe. Head over there if you haven't heard of these guys before.
For their maiden vinyl voyage (commendable in this day and age!), the Dikso crew line up three of the most exciting talents of today's pitched down/beatdown disco movement. Sydney´s Francis Inferno Orchestra makes his first appearance on wax with the incredibly infectious ´So Divine´, a chirpy ´n cheeky midtempo rework of an 80s track (complete with falsetto Boy George type vocals) with big drums and oodles of oomph. We predict great things for FIO this year(keep an eye out for a forthcoming single on Under The Shade and a release on our very own Sleazy Beats)
Next up is Never by "No More Hits" Nicholas. This guy makes some of the heaviest beats in the game, which he here expertly combines with a fat squelchy acidic bassline and chopped up 90s diva wails (I know that last bit sounds a bit questionable but it actually works a real treat). It's a chugfest of the highest order, and a real joy to mix. If you like this, make sure to pick up a copy of his forthcoming single on Kojak Giant Sounds too, another beast of a record.
NYC resident NoRequest drops the tempo to well below 100 BPM for the closing track Jonesin´ for you, a swinging rework with a catchy vocal, big drums and dollops of funk. Wonderful tune that is sure to please the fans of Super Value and Small World Disco edits.
Stellar first release, can't wait to hear what's up next. Limited 12", and a vinyl exclusive, so head over to Juno and treat yourself to a fine slice of funk.
Meanwhile, have a listen to Francis Inferno Orchestra's So Divine
DIKSO 001 A - Francis Inferno Orchestra - So Divine (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits