A1 - Galaxy
B1 - Inch By Inch
C1 - Sunshine
C2 - Space Cowboy
D1 - Too Much Tonight
D2 - Heart To Heart Sensation
D3 - Scream And Holler
Favorite Recordings presents this new official album reissue of Sunshine by Junior Byron: A real Modern-Soul/Disco masterpiece, originally released in 1981 by Canadian label Formula Records, and very hard to find today. Based in Canada, Junior Byron had quite a short career as a singer and recorded only a few singles and this stunning album between 1981 and 1985. Produced by André Perry and Joe La Greca, two famous names in the Canadian music scene, Sunshine is not just a one track album, but a complete whole piece of music, including some brilliants highlights such as “Inch by Inch”, “Galaxy” or “Sunshine”, which are today must-haves in many DJ’s lists. As another longtime favorite collectable piece for Charles Maurice, it’s a real honor and proud for Favorite Recordings, to finally officially reissue it for the first time on vinyl. In order to insure the best sound quality, the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version, which should please all DJs and music collectors.
A1 - Your Love Makes Me A Winner
A2 - Can't Say Goodbye
B1 - Sure It's Funky
B2 - Still Together
C1 - Lutaš Velikim Gradom
C2 - Nisam Taj
D1 - Luduj Sa Mnom
D2 - Novi Susret
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official reissue of ARIAN: A rare and underrated Disco album originally released in 1981 by PGP RTB label and fully recorded in New-York. Arian Kerliu was born in the small town of Macedonia, Dibra or Debar. Arian’s first recordings for a local radio stations were at the age of 14, appearing in almost every music festival in Ex-Yugoslavia. When he was 19, Arian came to New York City, working different jobs and studying music. His first music engagements were in various clubs throughout the city, playing guitar and singing. He then met with James Benjamin-Fish, well known bass-guitar player, with whom he formed the band ARIAN & FUNKY FAMILY, mainly performing in the best clubs of NYC at that time.
A1 - Going To A Go Go (Original Mix)
A2 - Going To A Go Go (Deep Mix)
B1 - Night Time (Original Mix)
B2 - Night Time (Dub-Strumental Mix)
Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart is one of the top producers of today’s groove music scene. After playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands, he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing today’s technologies with the raw spirits of House, Electronic, Disco, Funk, Soul, Reggae & Jazz music’s golden years since then. Following the trail of success left by his various projects as Patchworks, and under many aliases, he’s proved his musical ubiquity and unexpectedly stroke in various genres. Many House music diggers would indeed remember that before Favorite Recordings was launched in 2006, Patchworks produced many deep-house tracks on various labels. On this new EP, he’s back as Mr President with 2 new banging titles brilliantly mixing House music atmosphere, with Soul and Disco vibes. He’s also teaming up again with Sabba MG on vocals, following to their great “Give My Love” efforts, released on EDR Records 3 years ago. As “Going to a Go Go” is a fully exclusive work reminiscent of the early House music scene from New-Jersey or Chicago, the nice Disco flavors of “Night Time” also come to announce Mr President’s upcoming new album in 2017.
A1 - Pessoas
A2 - Natureza
A3 - Felicidade
A4 - Um Caroço
B1 - Se Foi
B2 - Maria
B3 - Perto de Ti
B4 - Babado Forte
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Natureza, first album of Joao Selva. The story of Natureza is made of the meeting between two passionate artists who are Jonathan "Matuto" Da Silva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart. Born and raised in Ipanema and son of a pastor, Jonathan Da Silva grew up in a community of ex- prisoners and converted artists. He made his first guitar notes before his 10th birthday, under the watchful eye of Wanda Sa (muse of the bossa nova), and influenced by a father who in addition to his work, was also a true music lover with a collection, where black music, rock and classical meet. From the age of 18, Jonathan began a life of entertainer, traveling the world to offer shows for disadvantaged children and intensively practicing the Brazilian traditional music arts (Capoeira Angola, Maracatu, Samba de Roda, Coco de Roda...). It was later in France and in Lyon that he put down his instruments. There he formed the trio Forro de Rebeca in 2008, touring the all country and winning many praise in media. The trio recently joined forces with American producer Maga Bo on the project Sociedade Recreativa, whose album was released in 2016 on The Jarring Effects label.
A1 - Spies Are Watching Me
A2 - On Te L'avait Dit
B1 - Le Disco Des Capitales
B2 - Bark
C1 - Vampires
C2 - Enlevez-moi ça
C3 - Jungle Fire
D1 - Pas Bon
Pursuing their explorations in the vast corridors of international Funk and Disco music, Favorite Recordings and Bruno « Patchworks » Hovart present us Voilaaa. Following a first 2 tracks single acclaimed this summer and clearly revealing the Afro-Disco inspiration of this new experience, here comes Voilaaa’s first album, titled On te l’avait dit.
A1 - Music Madness (Original Album Version)
A2 - Music Madness (Voilaaa Remix)
B1 - Music Madness (Tom Noble Remix)
B2 - What You Need I Can Bring
New official single reissue of Music Madness by Beckie Bell: A killer disco anthem produced in 1980 by famous French producer, Pierre “Berjot” Jaubert. Music Madness” is a brilliant disco track from Beckie Bell’s rare album, In Need Of... After highlighting it in an extended version, on the compilation French Disco Boogie Sounds (2015), Favorite Recordings decided to reissue this killer song on a proper 12inch single. The package including the original album version and two hot remixes by Tom Noble and Voilaaa. "Music Madness c'est si bon!"
A1 - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix)
A2 - Stand On The Word (Patchworks Remix)
B1 - Stand On The Word (Panoptikum Arkestra Remix)
B2 - Stand On The Word (Walter Mecca Remix)
Originally recorded live in the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, NYC, in 1982 under "Celestial Choir", The Joubert Singers’ version is a re-recording done for Next Plateau, featuring the same singers but done outside of the church choir. It has been recently officially reissued on Favorite Recordings (FVR067), as it was originally. Favorite now follows-up with this new 12inch, including the famous Larry Levan Mix and new brilliant and unique remixes by Patchworks, Panoptikum Arkestra and Walter Mecca.
A - I Love You (Disco)
B - I Love You (Edited Version)
A very rare soulful mid-tempo disco killer, originally released in 1979 on Pashlo Records. Pashlo Records was based in Oakland and owned by producer and musician Leroy Smith, who is also known for his Ocampo Records’ imprint, where he produced and recorded the very first songs from Darondo. The label had quite a short life between the middle 70s and early 80s, producing only singles from mostly unknown and forgotten artists
A1 - It's Always Something With You
A2 - Girl
A3 - Dirt (In The Sky)
B1 - Mais Uma Chance
B2 - It's About Time
B3 - I Wanna Get Into You
B4 - Don't Let The Devil
C1 - Heartbreaker
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world. On AOR Global Sounds Vol.3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers again a fine overview of the AOR and WestCoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.
A1 - People
A2 - African Music
A3 - Pour La Vie
B1 - Problems
B2 - Kemtane
B3 - Mambo Football
C1 - Des Promesses
C2 - Mandjou
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres. This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on Favorite Recordings. Following to that success and pursuing the same direction combining of the festive, yet sometime futile nature of Disco, and the instinctive, deep, sometimes rough nature of African music, Voilaaa’s now presenting its 2nd efforts, Des Promesses. The 13 tracks of the album are again up to expectations, and Voilaaa has not finished feeding international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco music. Alongside Bruno at the production, singers Pat Kalla and Sir Jean are back providing their carefree lyrics and Afro vibes, and Senegalese artist Doctor Lass comes to extend the team, with 3 brilliant titles, including a great Funky cover of the classic “Mandjou” by Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux..
A1 - African Music
A2 - Decalement (Instrumental Version)
B1 - Problems
B1 - Decalement
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres. This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on Favorite Recordings. With a second effort already planned for spring 2017, Voilaaa has not finished to feed international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco vibes. Here comes the first single from Voilaaa’s upcoming second efforts, made of 3 new killer tunes featuring Lass, Sir Jean, and Pat Kalla.
A1 - Love (Underground Mix)
A2 - Discoboogie (Tokyo Dub Mix)
B1 - Someway, Somehow (Zack Toms Dub)
B2 - Think About It
C1 - Hey Mr Shy One (Not Too Shy 2 Sample Mix)
C2 - To The Sky (Club Mix)
D1 - Feel Da Rain (D’Pac Dub) (Edit)
D2 - Expectations
Another great house compilation from Jeremy My Love Is Underground.