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Mr President - Number One

France 1xLP / Album / Repress

A1 - Mr President Theme

A2 - Meet Again

A3 - From South To North

A4 - Celebrate

A5 - Tribute To RZA

A6 - Love And Happiness

B1 - The Best Is Yet To Come

B2 - Left And Right

Number One is the first album by Mr President (aka Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart). Released in 2011 and including the hit single “The Best Is Yet To come”, it’s now repressed for the first time by Favorite Recordings!!


Andre Solomko - Le Premier Disco Sans Toi

France 1x12" / 45 RPM


A - Le Premier Disco Sans Toi

B1 - Le Premier Disco Sans Toi (Dub Version)

B2 - Moonbeach Disco (Dub Version)

Favorite Recordings proudly presents Le Premier Disco Sans Toi, new single EP by Andre Solomko, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago. Born in Ukraine in 1965 and now based in Finland, Andre Solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. After beginning a meteoric career in USSR, fate led him to Finland, where he started the adventure Vinyl Jam, a label / studio / group. It resulted in two self-produced albums that will capture the attention of some international collectors, including Pascal Rioux (founder of Favorite Recordings). Between 2012 and 2014, they released 2 albums together, Où es-tu maintenant ? and Le Polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in Japan.


Various - My Love Is Underground (12 Other House Tracks)

France 3x12" / Compilation

House Deep House Garage House Techno

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.


Voilaaa - On Te L'avait Dit ...

France 2xLP / Album

African Disco

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.


Beckie Bell - Music Madness

France 1x12" / 33 ⅓ RPM / Maxi-Single


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!"


Karriem - I Love You

France 1x12" / 33 ⅓ RPM / Reissue

Disco Funk Boogie

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


Various - French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol. 2 (1978-1985)

France 2xLP / Compilation

Disco Boogie

A1 - Funky Biguine

A2 - Givin' It Up

A3 - Havana

B1 - Movin'

B2 - Funk Force Leader

B3 - Talk Me Mam's

C1 - Le Sherif Qui Danse

C2 - Sheriff's Horse

After a first edition acclaimed internationally, Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice finally follows-up to their French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation with a second volume! Pursuing his fine work at digging rare music from around the world, DJ and collector Charles Maurice presents another brilliant selection of great music linked to France and French West-Indies: 12 hidden and forgotten titles, all produced between 1978 and 1985, whether in France, or by French artists abroad. This time again, he perfectly browse and defines the great energy and quality of this specific Disco/Funk scene at that time, both in the underground market, or through bigger labels.


Voilaaa - Des Promesses

France 2xLP / Album

Disco African

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..


Lamar Thomas - Feel So Good Inside

France 1x12" / 45 RPM / Reissue / Remastered


A - Feel So Good Inside (Extended Waxist Edit Mix)

B1 - Feel So Good Inside (Original Mix)

B2 - Take Me To (New York City) (Original Mix)

Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of “Feel So Good Inside”, by Lamar Thomas. A killer deep-disco and very rare collectable single, fully coordinated for reissue by French respected DJ and Tropical rare-groove specialist, Waxist Selecta.Lamar Thomas is an American singer, composer and producer who made a short solo career in the 70s, and then formed the duo Thomas & Taylor. He has also penned few songs for Johnny Bristol, Garland Green, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, or Johnnie Taylor among others.In 1980, he recorded this 2 tracks single for MCA Records, who released it on a 7inch left almost unnoticed at that time. 30 years later, this brilliant disco production has become a classic rare-groove title for a few DJs and diggers, with among them, French collector and DJ, Waxist Selecta (aKa Julien Minarro).Schooled about this rarity by DJ Klas (aKa Josh Goldman), he then made it a real favorite in his various DJ sets. Curious to learn more about this forgotten piece, he also liaised with Lamar through the web, and discovered that all the masters had burned in a California fire at Universal.As Julien already worked on an upcoming reissue project with Pascal Rioux and Favorite Recordings (more details in 2015), he offered him and Lamar to arrange a proper official reissue and produce a new master from his own vinyl copy. Coming out in a 12inch version built for dancefloors, the package also includes a great extended mix by Waxist. 


Junior Byron - Sunshine

France 2xLP / 45 RPM / Album / Reissue / Remastered

Soul Funk Disco

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.


Arian - Arian

France 2xLP / 45 RPM / Album / Reissue


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.


The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word

France 1x12" / 33 ⅓ RPM

Gospel Disco

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.


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