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SBR006 - The Francis Inferno Orchestra / The Night He Came Home EP

We're over the moon to see our latest labour of love out in the shops, a platter of cheeky 80's disco and downbeat grooves courtesy of The Francis Inferno Orchestra. The kind people over at Juno posted this lovely little review:

"Following releases on Dikso, Wolf Music and Under The Shade rising South Side talent Francis Inferno Orchestra turns up on the imprint of one of his staunchest fans, Sleazy Beats. Anyone who has indulged in the young Melbournite's aforementioned productions will have no inclination to read on before purchase; but for the remaining minority - if you like heavy beat down bumps that sit between disco and mid tempo house then the three tracks that form The Night He Came Home will definitely excite. Both "Rush Back" and "The Fire Is Real" are slick updates of the 80s disco template, though it's the chuggier second track that really impresses especially once FIO indulges in some subaqueous filtration. The flipside …

Dane, Bron and Koosh - Common Edit

Some badass musical bombs have been dropping left right and center the past few weeks. The new venture by the Kolour boys is nothing short of magical and has me more or less frothing at the mouth like some sort of sick primate; I have yet to receive this beast in the post but I know once I get it it'll be getting the full-on rinse cycle on the ones and twos. Similarly, although in a slightly different vein is the new Freekwency record on Voyeurhythm. This mid-tempo electro-boogie monster is another snappy and ultra-fresh sounding record that we've had on repeat for a while here at SB HQ.

But the latest addition to my arsenal is the newest output by the mysterious 7IOL camp. Following in the footsteps of the hand-stamped-with-love Canadian imprint that put out 7 glorious little collectors items in the past few years, comes a new and similar venture. Dane, Bron and Koosh bring us CE001- the first in the Common Edit series. "Is That a Drunk" on the A is a pla…

Shoes - Shoes of Roy (Shoes US)

Aaaand speaking of fantastically polished edits done to near-perfection...You just know it's a good month when the ultra-mysterious Shoes crew unleash a new 12". These guys have been dedicated to re-working some of the best in soul, jazz, funk and disco that often respectfully pay homage to the originals, leaving the musical meat on the bones of the edits they put out. Chunky, romping funk for the dancefloor, Shoes crew admittedly don't release stuff that often but when they do they're bang on, consistently set phazers to stun. We've been doing some snooping around but for the life of us can't figure out who the hell they are. All we know is the label is spearheaded by Earwig, apparently the main man behind one of our favourite edits labels Plimsol (label home to none other than a release by the man whose record we just reviewed below, coincidence? hmmmm you decide).

This killer 4 track monster is a hefty nod to the great Roy Ayers, featuring rubs o…