Music Reviews - August 2021

Thankfully, there's a small chance, my balls have now fully recovered from the intense Riders of the Storm in Kyrgyzstan, but meanwhile I did manage to do some crate digging. This month we have some awesome disco edits of Mystic Merlin and Bobby Thurston, and some mega mixes from Discoholics Anonymous, and the Beijing-based Special K.

There's lots of free music downloads on SoundCloud too - if you don't have an account yet, get on it! Follow me at for more & and/or for genre-ish specific stuff, check my SC playlists: Future Funk & Nu Disco, Hip-Hop (Ippity Oppity), R&B, Reggae, Disco Classics, MiniMixes, and Kandi Tastic (Soulful House).

Top Tune Reviews

Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up (DJ S Remix)

The self-proclaimed ambassador of soul, funk & disco, Greece's DJ S delivers a gorgeous and dreamy edit of Mystic Merlin's 1980 disco number - originally released on Capitol Records.

FF Edits - Last Drop (Extended Re-Edit)

FF Edits, aka Frank Cornelsen, drops this awesome gem. A delightful and glowing re-edit of Bobby Thurston's 1981 hit from "The Main Attraction" album. Tweaked for modern disco-dancefloors.

Mega Mix Reviews

Discoholics Anonymous (with DJ BK & Discoholic Ken) - Hot To The Touch

A sublime selection of disco-infused house from the Danish disco-head DJ Ken Discojolics, with a very special guest mix from Germany's Bastian Krolzig. Stand out tracks include edits of the Lighthouse Family, Sade, Warren G (Regulators) reworkers like Chuggin Edits & Old Chap.

Special K (aka Kiran Patel) - Another Night @ The Sound Factory Bar NYC

A dear friend from my Beijing days, and one of the best DJs based in the capital, Kiran selects a tribute mix for Frankie Knuckles (RIP) from his quaruntine time in the capital. The track selection all from the early 90s but with edits from Frankie himself, Morales, and Tony Humphries.

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