Cosmic Disco is 6 years old. How did that happen?
Cosmic Disco was born back in July 2006, the 2nd to be precise, when Baggy, Niles and myself said hello to the world. Back then the blog started out as a platform and outlet for our mixes, record reviews and finds along with the Unity Radio shows.
Over the last 6 years Cosmic Disco has featured an eclectic selection of music and mixes from a wide range of artists, producers, labels and DJs across the world. The blog continues to champion new music and feature those long lost forgotten dusty 12 inches that are sat waiting to be discovered on a rainy Saturday afternoon. In amongst the piles of found black gold lie various flyers in all shapes and sizes, sporting the details of parties featuring some of our favourite DJs and artists that we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of, all thanks to the blog.
2012 has been an incredible year so far for House music with floor-filling releases from labels new and old. Over the last 6 months Cosmic Disco has featured several new releases from London based Body Work who have delivered some fine slices of music ranging from House and Garage, to Techno and Disco.
To celebrate turning 6, Body Work have kindly assembled a label showcase mix featuring the first 7 red hot releases. Aashton & Swift are at the dials for this mix which opens with their “Holy House” track that’s due to drop on Body Work soon.
The mix shows off the diversity and talent of the label which has something for everyone. Here’s three tracks that made me stand up and take note.
CSY & Stripes – Footsie
The first release was back at the start of 2012 and recruited the skills of CSY & Stripes who were fresh from remix duties after working with Detboi, Penguin Prison and Icona Pop. The EP featured two tracks, “Footsie” and “Speak Easy”. The super charged bass sounds and jerky percussion in “Footsie” has ensured this has remained in the box since.
LPZ – Snake & Butterfish
The press release for this track coined it as ‘slow-mo dubby Arabic acid house’ and it’s fair to say, that’s pretty accurate. Or as I scribbled on my feedback reaction sheet, ‘scene changing tackle’. It’s a great track for those early doors moments where the lights are down low and the single red light in the corner creates mystical shapes in amongst the smoke. Did I also mention that you can also download this for FREE?
Waze & Odyssey – Stay Away From Me
It’s hard to pick a favourite from the stable, though Waze & Odyssey’s “Stay Away From Me” would be close to top of the pops. Slow beats, a bass that bumps along with a nice sax and chopped up etheral vocal provide all the components to get everyone on the floor. It has 10 past 10 record written all over it. Though I’m not sure many clubs open at 9pm these days.
There’s plenty more LPZ, Waze & Odyssey plus the almighty Firas in the mix below. Enjoy and share on the Body Work goodness.
- Aashton & Swift – Holy House
- LPZ – 1983
- LPZ – Mafia [Dub]
- Aashton & Swift – Covenant
- Firas – For Those Who Know
- CSY & Stripes – Footsie
- Waze & Odyssey – Rejected
- Firas – Just You [Dub]
- Firas – Stray [Aashton & Swift Remix]