Category Archives: Gold Standard

2014 Sound Review

It’s been over 6 months since our last communiqué and it’s time to round up another year in time honoured tradition. The Synth Funk continues… This time last year we were all over Modern Funk and it’s broader downbeat family of … Continue reading

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Synth Funk

  If it doesn’t exist on Wikipedia then it doesn’t exist right? 2013 has been the year for what we like to loosely call “Synth Funk”. Modern New Urban/G-wave/G-funk/Synth-wave/Modern Funk/Sleep-wave call it what you will. We’re talking about the emergence … Continue reading

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ONRA

It’s been a year since Onra knocked us for six with the incredible In The Night EP on Stones Throw and ever since we’ve been meaning to Big Up the Parisian with a piece outlining his uniquely heavy sound. So … Continue reading

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2012 BOOM SELECTION

Wow, what an incredible year for vinyl. There’s been a continued resurgence of quality disco edit, plenty re-released originals, interesting deep house, some slo-mo and increased downbeat pressure. All of which will be featured in the forthcoming weekly Spacecasts, by … Continue reading

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EDAN

Speak to anybody who expresses an interest in Hip Hop, even those who consider themselves  aficionados of the genre and you’ll likely find they’ve never heard of Edan let alone experienced his next level prowess in the field of beats … Continue reading

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2011 BOOM SELECTION

Now we’ve had a few weeks for the dust to settle on what was a fantastic year for disco vinyl it seems only appropriate we select some of the highlights. 2011 was somewhat overwhelming for slo-mo disco and deep house … Continue reading

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DAM FUNK

Our exposure to Dam Funk started with this. The track is taken from the Rhythm Trax Vol 4 EP released on Stones Throw Records in 2008. Paired brilliantly with the classic Outrun video game it sets the scene for an … Continue reading

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Liger Music Vol.2

Tom Noble, along with Whitemare on this occasion, throw out more super rare boogie funk for our listening pleasure with Liger Music Vol.2, released on Liger Vision Media. Gloriously lo-fi, this compilation is the closest you’ll get to owning some … Continue reading

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Chart Toppers

Easily one of the best boogie CDs of recent years Chart Toppers demonstrates the calibre of vinyl archaeology goin on out there on the west coast of the USA. Super fine grooves merged together with plenty of sound fx’d presentation … Continue reading

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