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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kind words about DIKSO 003

WOW! What else can we say... Again we got so so kind words for our third installment of our "Super Sound Single" series. With artists from Argentina, Australia, the United Kingdom and Berlin we reached hearts and souls, hips and bums. A million thanks to all our artists, you made Dikso possible. And thanks to all guys out there supporting our Dikso thing in 2010 and playing disco music right from the heart. Respect, peace and love.

So, take a seat, some yummie christmas cookies and have a look what the people said about the new Dikso Super Sound Single Volume 3:

- Tensnake: "Loving all tracks!"
- Graeme Clark aka The Revenge: "Great package... Daniel's track just edges it for me."
- Craig Smith from 6th Borough Project: "Keep On sounds like a real winner."
- Monsieur Monod from Sleazy Beats: "Holy shit guys, what a cluster bomb of a record." and Kris Percy added: "You guys are turning out to be one of the most solid labels out there [...] Can't wait to get the wax in the bag!"
- Jimpster: "What a splendid release! All four tracks are tres bon. Good job."
- Daniel from Trickski: "Super-dope!"
- Jef K. from Silver Networks: "Really really great, will defo support and play congrats !!"
- Tornado Wallace: "Another cool release from Dikso!"
- Ali Ooft: "More essential pitch-down cuts from Disko! Fast becoming one of my go-to labels"
- Duff Disco: "Strong vinyl! Will get rotation..."
- DJ Ionik from Kojak Giant Sounds: "Give Me A Shock kicks butt big time."
- Mike W. from Kolour Recordings: "5/5 stars & full support!"
- LTJ Xperience: "Another good EP, solid stuff as always !!"
- Cottam: "WOW!!!!! I'd buy a 12" for £7.99 with just the James Johnston track on it. [...] Like 6th Borough Project when they're on fire"
- Alex Niggemann: "Once again, awesome music, awesome label!"
- Catz n Dogz: "Wow, amazing stuff"
- Till von Sein: "Andy Hart is the man! [...] Great stuff again, totally dig his vibe...wow!"
- Huxley: "Very rare I get an EP which I like all of it, but this release is top notch!!"
- Social Disco Club: "Solid EP, once more Thanks!"
- Cole Medina: "Lovin' all the tracks, will probably play all of them out! :)"
- DJ Harri: "Liking all three of these especially Janes Johnston track."
- Hagen from Autodeep: "Yeah! Best Dikso release for us so far."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dikso Records 003 - Super Sound Single Volume 3 ***updated***

Fresh meat we have, fresh music from fresh artists on a fresh and new Dikso vinyl only release, Dikso number three. We are so proud to bring you a new track from Soundcloud superhero James Johnston, new stuff from Argentina's Toomy Disco who has just hit the Beatport charts with his first artist album release, and we have the first vinyl release ever for a young and very talented guy from Australia, thee disco nation, welcome Andy Hart from Melbourne.

A1: Toomy Disco - Blues City

Toomy had the blues and created a wonderful and epic rework of an outstanding soul classic from the early 70s. Very strong Dikso opener produced by an even more talented guy from Argentina.

DIKSO003 A1 - Toomy Disco - Blues City (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

A2: Daniel Solar - Way Back Home

He is at least 50% of Dikso. After an outstanding release on the mighty Sleazy Beats label he is way back home with some slowmo disco action at its best. Driving beats, lovely chords and vocal snippets, and we all love the laser coming in at the middle.

DIKSO003 A2 - Daniel Solar - Way Back Home (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

B1: James Johnston - Give Me A Shock

Soundcloud superstar James Johnston, well known for his unbelievable Bill Withers rework "She's Gone", sent us this chord driven slow motion banger that is building and building and building and building and when this crazy synth hook is in, your last synapses will be opened up for sure. Be prepared for the shock.

DIKSO003 B1 - James Johnston - Give Me A Shock (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

B2: Andy Hart - Keep On

To complete our third Dikso journey we have this so relaxing piece of disco, working on floors and sofas, in your mind as well as on your lovely bum. Andy Hart, the man behind all this, is another promising talent from the Disco nation Australia. We are sure that this won't be his last visit on planet Dikso.

DIKSO003 B2 - Andy Hart - Keep On (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

Feel free to visit one of the following online record stores:

Juno Records
Piccadilly Records

If you run a record store and want to offer our records, don't hesitate to contact us or... Wordandsound Germany - sales [at] wordandsound.net

Friday, November 12, 2010

DiKSO Edit 11 - Marc Poppcke - You'll Never Change A Diva

He is back, Marc Poppcke is back... A good friend, fellow DJ and definitely the midwife for this blog and stuff. It's number eleven and a little bit different, a ham of an edit. Uptempo, driving and catchy and a mash up as well.

Based on the 1981 #1 US Dance Charts smasher "Change - Paradise", Marc added a completly different vocal from Adeva's 1988 debut single "In And Out Of My Life" and some effects for full dancefloor pleasure.

DiKSO Edit 11 - Marc Poppcke - You'll Never Change A Diva by DiKSO Edits

Marc Poppcke is very busy these days. He started the promising "Soulfooled" label together with Berlin based Alex Niggemann and the Superlounge guys from Düsseldorf, is finishing his master degree at the Berlin University Of Arts and he always works on new productions and remixes. Have a look on his soundcloud page and listen to his brilliant remix for C-Rock and Brett Johnson. We are very happy about this wonderful edit that Marc has tested already in different clubs over the last months. Chicks dig it...!

-> DOWNLOAD this edit here

more information about Marc Poppcke...


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Great feedback on DIKSO 002

Round two...

The reactions on our first Dikso release were amazing, thanks fellas for all your support. Now, DIKSO 002 has hit the shops and again, the reactions are great. This time the comments were so detailed, nice one. We really appreciate that and I do not want to keep the following quotes from you:

- Craig Smith from 6th Borough Project: "All tracks dope but real feeling Breaking Bad......dopeness!"
- Ali Ooft: "Wow! Another winner from Dikso! All tracks are ace"
- Kris Percy from Sleazy Beats: "Really feeling all the tunes on it..." and Monsieur Monod added: "Another superb package that is sure to cement your rep in beatdown disco land."
- John Talabot: "Hey I really like your releases, this time my favourite is Alkalino & Blacklodge"
- Jimpster: "Really nice sounding release!"
- Daniel from Trickski: "Premium material, once again! [...] I love it!"
- Dicky Trisco: "Without You is definitely one of my tracks of the moment. Would go anywhere without it! "
- LTJ Experience: "Dikso vol. 2 continue in the right direction !!!!!! All tracks are perfect for the true party !!!!"
- Alex Niggemann: "Awesome tunes here...Full support!"
- Tornado Wallace: Thanks for this. Will be playing the Daniel Solar track over the Australian summer"
- Hauke Freer from Session Victim: "Great record! [...] Get us a vinyl please"
- Cottam: "Really really good package here guys. [...] Can't wait for the wax to come out"
- Social Disco Club: "Super Ep! All tracks are ace"
- Justin from Kolour Recordings: "Takes me back to a time where music was music and we could all be in a loft and just dance the night away. Good work lads!" and Mike added: "Altogether this EP is definitely the real deal"
- The Noodleman: "One more solid EP from DIKSO, will definitely play/chart all tracks!"
- DJ Ionik from Kojak Giant Sounds: "Loving the synth-ladden "Breaking Bad" joint, timeless groove in this one!"

And many thanks to all others...!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dikso Records 002 - Super Sound Single Volume 2

Orange it is. Our second release has hit the shops and the first reactions are great. Again we collected some very interesting tunes from all over the world. Expect banging house music as well as some relaxed and groovy stuff for me and the ladies. This time we have four tracks instead of three and even though this fact calls for a campaign under the motto "get 33% more..." we still serve music and no cleaning agent.

A1: Nicholas - Without You

Yes... Nicholas, no DIKSO without you. Italy's man of the moment delivers another classic rework with lovely vocals and a funky bassline that wants to be played on all the huge sound system around.

DIKSO002 A1 - Nicholas - Without You (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

A2: Daniel Solar - Fake It

After great releases on "No More Hits" and "Sleazy Beats" that were charted by The Revenge and others Daniel is coming home. With its brilliant bassline and the nice vocal snippets it's definitely one for the club.

DIKSO002 A2 - Daniel Solar - Fake It (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

B1: Alkalino & BlackLodge - Breaking Bad

Yeeehaaw... Anthem alert! This is gonne be huge. Pounding beats, a really dramatic dramaturgy and stabs to throw your hands and hearts in the air, in short: an overwhelming crescendo for your synapses.

DIKSO002 B1 - Alkalino & BlackLodge - Breaking Bad (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

B2: byDesign - Get Into The Groove

Did you ever notice that the special gems are always on B2? As we knew about this fact Matthew Kyle's (aka NoRequests) second contribution for us could only happen on B2, freaky and funky, raw and uncompromising. Crazy shit for the moments when the climax of the evening has passed over and you need this little tool. byDesign are Matt and this secret guy called "B.L.". He is so secret that even Matt is said not to know his true identity. Is it Bela Lugosi? Bruce Lee? Barack Lobama? We will never know...

DIKSO002 B2 - byDesign - Get Into The Groove (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

So, level your wallets and visit one of the following record stores...

Juno Records
Piccadilly Records

And if you run a record store and want to offer our records, don't hesitate to contact us or...

Wordandsound Germany - sales [at] wordandsound.net

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 07 - The Francis Inferno Orchestra

DiKSO readers know him already, a very young talent from Australia, Griffin James aka The Francis Inferno Orchestra (sorry Grif for holding back the "the" in the past, we promise to improve...)

When disco music was on its peak he wasn't even born and if we start to talk about the roots of funk and soul music even his father might not have experienced this live and for real. But obviously something in classic dance music attracts a lot of young guys (and gals) these days. Maybe it's a backlash to the last years of dry minimalism or just the search for the history of contemporary dance music and the attempt to connect all these musical threads we pick up everyday from the web. It never was easier...

But back to FIO. "So Divine" from our first Dikso Records shows in a perfect way how to edit an electronic disco track from the early 80s in a way that creates uplifting house music without adding annoying beats or lifting up the tempo to necessarily fit in a commercial tië5to-esque playlist. But The Francis Inferno Orchstra is not only about that disco edit thing. In fact it's about slowed down house music that creates its deepness with funk and rhythm and not these endless and uniform string arrangements they want to sell us as "deep house" all the time.

We are so so proud of DiKSO podcast number seven, compiled and mixed by this young australian guy, welcome The Francis Inferno Orchestra...

DiKSO Podcast 07 - The Francis Inferno Orchestra from DiKSO at Letsmix.com

DiKSO Podcast 07 - The Francis Inferno Orchestra from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.

--> DOWNLOAD this podcast here...

and don't forget to follow him on soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/fio

Monday, September 13, 2010

DiKSO Edit 10 - Golden Fleece - Our Kid

TEN, TEN, TEN...! Count count (or "Graf Zahl" for our German readers) would have had fun with it. It's edit number ten and it doesn't come from Transylvania but from Australia, welcome Golden Fleece. By the way, Australia must be a real disco nation. There are so many promising "Nu Disco" talents from there, like Tornado Wallace or The Francis Inferno Orchestra we featured on our first Dikso Records release in August. Golden Fleece is another one.

He brings us a reinterpretation of an 80's funk classic: "K.I.D. - Don't Stop". When I wrote the first version of this text, I tried to focus on Italo Funk, the bitchy sister of Italo Disco. Together with acts like Ago, Asso or Kano, K.I.D. represented a modern and electronic form of funk music in the early eighties. But then I realised that Geoff Bastow, the man behind all this, isn't Italian at all. He was born in the UK and later moved to Germany. Working together with Giorgio Moroder and Frank Farian perfectly fitted in this disco and italo context. But he also produced a lot of German "Schlager" (is there an english word for this?) and even contributed a song for the "Eurovision Song Contest" in 1985. He died in 2007 at the young age of 57... R.I.P.

This is the original...

Back to Golden Fleece... He reduced the vocals, removed the refrain and developed beats and bass instead, a classic edit without adding any BPMs or massive new beats, it sounds so much more powerful and caused a lot of damage on nearly every dancefloor I hit with this track. Expect a respectful evolution in sound.

...and this is the edit:

DiKSO Edit 10 - Golden Fleece - Our Kid by DiKSO Edits

follow him... http://soundcloud.com/golden-fleece

---> DOWNLOAD this edit

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sa., 04.09.2010 - DiKSO #4 @ Kleine Reise, Berlin Xberg

DIKSO - Sa., 04. September 2010

FREIER Eintritt bis 24h (danach schmale € 5,-)

Marc Poppcke (Soulfooled, Freerange, Stir-15)
Daniel Solar (Dikso, Sleazy Beats, No More Hits)
Andi de Luxe (Dikso, Urbantorque, Mezzomatic)

Was wer wie...:

Dikso feiert! Das erstes Vinyl steht in den Läden (und in diversen Charts) und in den nächsten Tagen wird der 10. DiKSO Edit online gehen. OK, wer braucht schon einen Anlass für rauschende Ballnächte und willenlose Trinkspiele...

Kein geringerer Club als die "Kleine Reise" in Kreuzberg überlässt uns für dieses Vorhaben seine heiligen Hallen. Mit dabei auch Marc Poppcke, der an der Entstehung von Dikso nicht ganz unbeteiligt war und als musikalischer Berater und Freund des Hauses sowieso bei keiner Party fehlen darf. Mädels, es darf getanzt werden...

...und wo:

Kleine Reise, Spreewaldplatz 8, 10999 Berlin - Kreuzberg



DiKSO celebrates itself... The first DiKSO vinyl has hit the shops (and some charts...) and we are awaiting the 10th DiKSO edit. Watch out for some Italo Post Funk madness from downunder. Okay, who needs any reason to rock out... ;-)

"Kleine Reise" in Kreuzberg offered us their mighty place for this event, a place where acts like Soulphiction, Ali Ooft, Trickski, Tornado Wallace and even Pilooski (only to mention a very, very few...) played one after another. This is definitly an honour for us. Thanks mates!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 06 - Andi de Luxe

Once again I would like to thank Mr. Matthew McDonald for podcast number five. Just in this moment when I write down these words for you his podcast will be at the pole position of our play counts here at letsmix.com, rightly...

Well, this is podcast number six, once again a mixture of unreleased super secret edits and remixes from NoRequests, byDesign, Jason Kriv and others as well as all three tracks from our first DiKSO vinyl release and Daniel Solar's contribution for Sleazy Beats' first "Family Sampler".

DiKSO Podcast 06 - Andi de Luxe from DiKSO at Letsmix.com

DiKSO Podcast 06 - Andi de Luxe from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.

DOWNLOAD this podcast here

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Some feedback on DIKSO 001

So, DIKSO 001 is out now, we got a lot of great feedback on it in the last days and I am blown away by all your comments.

The mighty "Sleazy Beats" blog for example wrote such a nice article on it, thank you so much for this... Feel free to visit their blog: http://sleazybeats.blogspot.com

This is what other guys said...

- Craig Smith from 6th Borough Project: "Excellent package, hard to pick the best one."
- Ali Ooft: "nice release - all the tracks will be very playable for me [...] Full support from me"
- Monsieur Monod from Sleazy Beats: "Superstrong EP [...] I'll be playing these all over the place"
- Jimpster: "Nice stuff!"
- Tornado Wallace: "Liking Nicholas - Never. Late night goodness!"
- Cole Medina: "What can i say, I'm speechless... Really dope trax!"
- LTJ Experience: "Every tracks work great for the club ! i like this first Dikso release !!!!!"
- Daniel from Trickski: "All three tracks are very strong! will play them for sure!"
- Social Disco Club: "Super Ep!! Full suport"
- Mike from Kolour Recordings: "With stuff like this, i think you're ultimately destined for big things"
- The Noodleman: "All 3 tracks are pure fire, will be playing this a lot."
- Cottam: "My fav has to be the NoRequests track, gonna be on heavy rotation from me in the coming months."
- Hagen from Autodeep: "Some heavy dopeness here..."

And many thanks to all others... What can I say? We really appreciate your support!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dikso Records 001 - Super Sound Single Volume 1

Dikso gets physical. Right before we celebrate the 10th DiKSO Edit, we have something special for you: the first Dikso release on vinyl, real vinyl. Vinyl to play, to collect, to hold in your hands, to love. Speaking of love, in the last months we have met a lot of very talented guys (and only one gal - say hi to Maggie...) all over the internet and we have listened to so much lovely music. So we decided to use another medium that represent these tracks in their full glory: the good old vinyl. Don't get us wrong, we still like the internet as the most democratic option to provide music. But sometimes you have to create things that last longer. Future archeologists will exhume analog media like photos and vinyls as well as illegible hard disks and CDs, and guess which will have survived?

Our first issue is a mini compilation 12inch with three tracks called "Super Sound Single Volume 1". These three tracks come from all over the world: Australia, Italy and the USA.

A: Francis Inferno Orchestra - So Divine

Griffin James from Melbourne, Australia created this incredible disco stomper with a slight eighties touch that made the girls go wild on every party I played this out so far. Including lovely vocals and a so so cute piano it beams you straight to an island of your dreams. What a divine imagination...

DIKSO 001 A - Francis Inferno Orchestra - So Divine (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

B1: Nicholas - Never

Nicholas from Perugia, Italy does something completly different. No disco, no glamour, pure sex on wax. A relaxed but pumpin house groove, a bassline that massages your stomach and a broken-hearted girl that you have to solace right now. If this is not the stuff wet dreams are made of...

DIKSO 001 B1 - Nicholas - Never (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

B2: NoRequests - Jonesin' For You

The third track is something very, very special. Matthew McDonald, soundcloud's uncrowned king of funk and soul edits, has reduced a secret soul classic to its slowed down and effective groove, bringing in rich horns, juicy strings and some really soulful vocals from someone who is jonesin' for you. And you... And you...

DIKSO 001 B2 - NoRequests - Jonesin' For You (Snippet) by DiKSO Edits

If I could made your mouth water, feel free to visit one of the following vinyl online stores...


Decks Records
Web Records


Juno Records
Phonica Records
Piccadilly Records

Thursday, July 15, 2010

DiKSO Edit 09 - Andi de Luxe - Stealo

Before I leave the blogosphere for a promising Melt! festival weekend, I would like to present you DiKSO Edit 09.

I am not really into that black music r'n'b thang. I am not a sucker for neither any bling-bling nor any big tits on pimped cars. But every now and then there is a song I go wild for. 702's "Steelo" from the mid-nineties is such a song. Some lovely chords, a bassline sampled from Police's "Voices Inside My head" and Missy Elliott on the mic - what a sensation!

To make a long story short, listen to my update with less Missy and some more sound of the police...

Andi de Luxe - Stealo (DiKSO Edit 09) by DiKSO Edits

DOWNLOAD this edit

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mixes and podcasts that feature DiKSO edits...

Thanks to all the deejays out there who support DiKSO and play our edits. Here are some nice mixes which feature DiKSO edits:

DiKSO Edit 08 - NoRequests - She Wants Everything

No Requests - Space Invader Radio - Songs Of Praise 27.6.10

Keep Schtum radio 28th June


DiKSO Edit 07 - Andi de Luxe - Let Me Love You

Disco Munga - High Altitude Hurts
High Altitude Hurts by DiscoMunga

DiKSO Edit 06 - Arsenii - Break It Up

Sushi Art - Primavera Elastica


DiKSO Edit 05 - Daniel Solar - Got The Funk

BPS Korova - Mix May 2010

BPS Korova Mix May 2010 by Baxter Park Sunbather

Mannmademusicmix - Pitched Down Mix

Mannmademusicmix - pitched down mix by mannmademusic

Space Police - Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Everybody Loves the Sunshine by space-police

Keep Schtum Radio 19th April


Kobra Intenzo og Leo Miami - Erik Skantze Tribute Miks 2010 (Speilkulen #7)


DiKSO Edit 01 - Marc Poppcke - Nobody Can Stop Me Now

Drrax MIX - Elevated Gutbuster

Drrax MIX - Elevated Gutbuster by Drrax

Feodor Allright & Elena Mechta - AMDJS Radio Show Volume 53

Friday, June 25, 2010

DiKSO Edit 08 - NoRequests - She Wants Everything

Uh huh huh... Oh...oh... Uh huh huh... Doo doo doo... La la la la...

Ad libs, this edit is all about the ad libs. Forget the rest of the lyrics, they weren't true anyway. Even if he tells us about drifting apart from a woman: Dear George, we all know by now there weren't any girls. And if so, you know why it didn't work for you. Okay, in 84 I wouldn't have come out of the closet, too. You're excused ;-)

But let us talk about music instead of trivial tittle-tattle. Do you remember your first Wham!? George & Andrew used to be those slick poster boys, whose music was always there but came second. It took me years to realize how awesome their music is. A few weeks ago for example, I recovered "Young Guns", an early Wham! single from 1982, played by the Horse Meat Disco guys on their regular night here in Berlin. Wow, In fact Wham! were one of the first commercial rap acts. Another example is "Everything She Wants" that had to be remixed by Todd Terry in 1997 to attract my attention. In fact it was one of those assembly-line-like remix productions that definitely failed the original. Not so in this case, we are really proud to present this wonderful work by mister Matthew McDonald aka NoRequests from NYC, a rework that elaborates the important parts and chanced the original pop sound into a relaxed groover that fits in a sleazy disco peak time as well as a warm up house set.

She Wants Everything by NoRequests

Argh, sorry, I have to come back to the message of this song once again. If you listen carefully you will recognize that NoRequests left only a few of the original lyrics. George's original lyrics were full of questions about "him vs. her", Matthew just kept the definite answer to all these problems:

Uh huh huh... Oh...oh... Uh huh huh... Doo doo doo... La la la la...

Word Matthew, wise man, you are!

DOWNLOAD this edit...

Friday, June 18, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 05 - NoRequests

Aaaah, what a summer. Okay, the weather is still springy, but the soccer world cup brought the first german walkovers and after some really nice open air parties here in Berlin I am on my way to start the festival season. Lying in the grass, drinking a lukewarm beer and listening to some relaxing music... and writing these words to you.

It's time for DiKSO podcast number five and what we have is something very, very special right from the big apple New York. I am so so proud to present you a wonderful mix from soundcloud's sleazy disco superstar NoRequests featuring a lot of unreleased and absolute top secret dikso... sorry, disco edits and some dubby slowmo house tracks.

DiKSO Podcast 05 - NoRequests from DiKSO at Letsmix.com

DiKSO Podcast 05 - NoRequests from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.

So, listen to my advice: haunt an open countryside of your own choice, lie down in the grass, open a well tempered bottle of whiskey, beer or any other drink you like, put on your headphones and listen to these 73 minutes of acoustic spa. Alternatively dance like no one's watching, have a long walk at a near beach or cuddle your cat. This podcast is thee soundtrack for all of this. Have fun and take care ;-)

download deactivated after a DMCA complaint...

...and don't forget to visit NoRequests on soundcloud

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 04 - Andi de Luxe

Wow, let me take a short break to review the past months. We are online for less than half a year but the feedback is amazing. Thanks for all the nice words and the interesting people we got in touch with. I am sure that all these new options will let us lead this DiKSO thing in a complete new direction, we will keep you updated.

DiKSO Podcast 04 - Andi de Luxe from DiKSO at Letsmix.com

DiKSO Podcast 04 - Andi de Luxe from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.

Podcast number four comes with a lot of promising talents from the world of disco edits. Less big names but a lot of interesting music has been mixed up to a relaxed and aphrodisiac cocktail that leads us to the summer and its countless activities in the sun. We are so so looking forward to all these open air parties here in Berlin where we will spread love and lovely music.

Open your heart, your ass will follow...


6th Borough Project - Slow Down Baby
No Requests & Maggie Flood aka mmmf. - For Loves Sake
Rayko - Liberation
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (AC Re-Edit)
Marcos Cabral and Shux - Lifetime Groove
Andi de Luxe - Let Me Love You (Andi's DiKSO Edit)
Lovefinger - Mexico (Lovefinger's Barrio Edit)
Daniel Solar - Fake It
Lace - Can't Play Around (Munga Can't Edit Around Mix)
André Capado - Can I Take You Home (André's DiKSO Edit)
Indeep - The Record Keeps Spinning (No Dice Edit)
Golden Fleece - Our Kid
Crazy P - You Wanna Do
Bad Rabbits - She's Bad (Gadi Mizrahi & Soul Clap Remix)

DOWNLOAD this mix

Thursday, May 6, 2010

DiKSO Edit 07 - Andi de Luxe - Let Me Love You

After Arsenii did a great job for the b-boys, edit number 7 is for the ladies. Expect some soulful vocals over a fluffy groove carpet that will make the girls ask for more...

Pimped up for the dancefloor with some added beats and a few more bpms but still enough soul to please the girls. Originally released in 1982 it was the first and the last release on the New Yorican "Up Right Records" label. The excellent first choice label re-released it in 2009 but it's still so so rare.

DiKSO Edit 07 - Andi de Luxe - Let Me Love You by DiKSO Edits


Thursday, April 29, 2010

DiKSO Tape 01 - Terrence Parker (1996)

History... We all know about the almighty creators of electronic music. They were important for everyone even though we did not know them in their time. In most cases they have not influenced us in a direct way but for sure they did. These stories have been written countless times and you all know them.

What I want to talk about are the direct influences and inspirations. Do you remember when friends took you to your first techno party? Or your bigger brother who had a huge record collection you was lurking when he was at school? Sometimes there were small and simple things that could lead you in a completly different direction. Like a mixtape and this is what DiKSO Tape is about.

The first issue in this new DiKSO section is a tape that I have listened more than a hundred times. It is a recording of an (for me) unknown radio show from Detroit with DJ extraordinaire Terrence Parker from the mid nineties.

Disco House was not that new in 1996 and already the big thing in my hometown Hannover but this tape was different. Terrence Parker combined the old and the new in a way that elaborated and pointed out the historical connection of disco, italo and house. Okay, the heavy scratch and transformer action is not everybody's cup of tea but it's fun, fun, fun! So, this is how a simple but special mixtape became the inspiration for me to collect soul, funk and disco and search for the history of house music in a time house music wasn't even born.


A Side

1.) Intro
2.) Terrence Parker - Emancipation Of My Soul
3.) Victor Romeo - You Can't Fight My Love
4.) Debbie Jacobs - Don't You Want My Love
5.) Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
6.) Pineapples - Come On Closer
7.) Leee John - Mighty Power Of Love
8.) Nick Holder - Don't Go Away
9.) Anita K. - Reach Me (At The Top)
10.) Amira - Walk
11.) ???
12.) Seven Grand Housing Authority - Love's Got Me High

B Side

1.) Kevin Yost - Natural High
2.) Mighty Dub Catz - Just Another Groove
3.) Gusto - Disco's Revenge (Busto Rare Bootleg Mix)
4.) Deep City - Let's Dance
5.) Steve 'Silk' Hurley - Jack Your Body
6.) Julian 'Jumpin' Perez - Jack Me Till I Scream
7.) ???
8.) D Train - Music
9.) Fever - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
10.) ???
11.) ???
12.) Freesoul - Disco/Eyes

If someone has further informations on this radio show or is able to solve the question marks in the tracklist please contact me or write a comment.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sa. 24.04.2010 - DiKSO 2 @ Süss War Gestern

DiKSO blog... DiKSO podcasts... DiKSO edits... what's next? A DiKSO app? A DiKSO TV show? DiKSO potholders?

No, it's the DiKSO night @ Berlin's "Süss War Gestern" that completes the DiKSO package! Again, Marc Poppcke and Andi de Luxe open their musical box of pandora and invited the brand new label signing from "Sleazy Beats Records": Daniel Solar. Come by, grab one of a billion sofas and have some drinks with us. See ya!

DiKSO! DiKSO? Ja, DiKSO... Kein Schreibfehler!

Schon irgendwie Disko, aber auch nicht wirklich. Klingt wie Disko sieht aber aus wie House... oder Minimal... oder Techno... Diskoästhetik in minimalistischem Gewande, DiKSO...

Bewaffnet mit eigenen Tracks und Edits treiben MARC POPPCKE und ANDI DE LUXE sowie DANIEL SOLAR, ihr heutiger Gast aus dem Hause SLEAZY BEATS, Diskopuristen und Musiktraditionalisten in den Wahnsinn. Was auf den ersten Blick wohlvertraut scheint, entpuppt sich schon nach wenigen Beats als etwas völlig anderes. Nichts ist heilig, alles ist erlaubt. Und Ernst wird mit Jägermeister abgefüllt. Achtung, 130 BPM werden heute ganz bestimmt nicht erreicht...

DiKSO 2 - Sat., 24.04.2010

Lineup - Daniel Solar (Sleazy Beats Records), Marc Poppcke (Freerange Records) & Andi de Luxe (Mezzomatic)

Entry - free

Drinks - cheap & spicy

Location - Süss War Gestern, Wühlischstr. 43, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 03 - Marc Poppcke

Let me tell you something about Marc Poppcke. Don't panic, I won't start with "how it all began", even though i could. And I don't want to tell you about his recent releases on ultracool labels like Jimpster's Freerange Records. And for sure I will not mention his international DJ gigs.

No, I will tell you about a guy that has always been this and that. Of course it's all about four to the floor, he even wrote an assignment about this fact. But sometimes it's house, sometimes it's techno and it's even trance. And this time it's disco. Or is it disco house? Minimal disco? Slowmo trance? Who cares? Marc doesn't! Everytime you thought you got him he is up for something more.

Be aware, this is nothing for purists (und das ist auch gut so!), here is DiKSO podcast number three...

DiKSO Podcast 03 - Marc Poppcke from DiKSO at Letsmix.com

DiKSO Podcast 03 - Marc Poppcke from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.


- Vincenzo & Elmar Schubert "Wanna Love You"
- Pet Shop Boys "West and Girls" (Osvaldo Wilson Edit)
- The Revenge "Looking Up To You"
- Tornado Wallace "Tornado Never Dies"
- Sister Sledge "Lost In Music" (The Revenge Rework)
- Arsenii "Break It Up" (DiKSO Edit)
- Daniel Solar "Stepped Into My Life"
- Marc Poppcke "Can't Hold Back My Love For Music"
- Joey Negro "Beyond The Dance" (The Revenge Demo Mix)
- Loose Fit "Chug" (Greg Wilson Remix)
- Xenon "Galaxy" (Idjut Boys Bonus Beats)
- Gary's Gang "Makin' Music" (DJ Estephe Fun Edit)
- Autodeep "Infernal Affair"
- 40 Thieves feat. Qzen "Don't Turn It Off"
- Sean Brosnan "Sat Jam" (Ray Mang Remix)
- Ray Mang "Look Into My Eyes"

Download this podcast here:

DiKSO Podcast 03 - Marc Poppcke

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DiKSO Edit 06 - Arsenii - Break It Up

After five edits from Germany, mostly Berlin, DiKSO goes international. Let me introduce "Arsenii" from Moscow.

Remember the time when Myspace seemed to be the brand new all in one promotion and communication tool for every musician worldwide? Seems that Soundcloud delivers what myspace promised. Instead of being spammed on every channel Soundcloud invites you to discover more and more interesting and promising talents, brothers in spirit or just some new music when your mp3 collection has got boring.

Arsenii is such a promising discovery. His musical range from ambient electronica and dubby techno scapes to melodic indietronic seems to include funk and disco as well. Editing Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks" shows his sense of style and a refreshing and ironic disrespect to a giant of rap. Here is Arsenii...

DiKSO Edit 06 - Arsenii - Break It Up by DiKSO Edits

Get the edit here:

Arsenii - Break It Up

Follow Arsenii on...

... Myspace
... Soundcloud

Monday, March 15, 2010

DiKSO Edit 05 - Daniel Solar - Got The Funk

Before we present the next podcast, here is the add-on kit to the former one: an exclusive Daniel Solar edit of Positive Force's "We Got The Funk".

Originally released in 1979 on the mighty "Sugar Hill Records" label that brought us "Grandmaster Flash", "West Street Mob" and of course the "Sugarhill Gang", it is a nice and relaxed disco funk mixture that might have influenced a lot of the early hip hop heads in their own work.

Daniel focussed on the groove, reduced the vocals to some of the shoutings and developed the refrain to an inescapable climax. First tests were successful completed, I am sure your homies will dig this...

DiKSO Edit 05 - Daniel Solar - Got The Funk by DiKSO Edits

Get the edit here:

Daniel Solar - Got The Funk

Friday, March 5, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 02 - Daniel Solar

Yeah, this is number two of our monthly DiKSO podcast series. Daniel Solar, famous for his releases on labels like "Diynamic Music" and 50% of the well-known producer duo "Solar & Poppcke", did this wonderful compilation of weirdo disco edit madness. Actually I wanted to present you my highlights of this mix but everytime I listen to it I have a new favourite. It gets fresher every day...

By the way, watch out for the new Daniel Solar 12" Super Sound Single on "Sleazy Beats" that will be released in summer and also watch out for an unreleased disco edit available here on DiKSO in a few weeks...

DiKSO Podcast 02 - Daniel Solar from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.


- The Herbaliser "Wall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks"
- The Love Supreme "Sugar" (Social Disco Club Remix)"
- Touch Sensitive "Body Stop"
- Vera "Special Treatment" (Kid Who Edit)
- The KDMS "Never stop believing"
- The Beatdown Soundmachine "Groove Is On My Mind" (LTJ X-Perience Mix)
- Hot Toddy feat. Ron Basejam "I Need Love"
- The Detroit Experiment "Think Twice" (Mark E Pressure Dub)
- Pulp Disco & The Outcasts "Witches"
- Ilija Rudman "Night People" (The Revenge Midnight Mix)
- Ichisan "Space Patrol"
- Fromage Disco "Acidic Strings" (DJ Agent 86's Old-School Reinvention)
- Tiger & Woods "Gin Nation"
- Lindstrøm and Christabelle "So Much Fun" (Dølle Jølle Remix)

Download the mix here:

DiKSO Podcast 02 - Daniel Solar

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

DiKSO Edit 04 - André Capado - Might Fine

Ladies and gentleman please give him a warm welcome: André Capado. After some minimal and deep house releases on labels like Toyroom he did this wonderful fourth issue in our "DiKSO Edit" series.

This time "Might Fine" is the victim, an album-only track from Peter Jacques Band's second album "Welcome Back". When you think of their previous hyperactive uptempo tracks like "Fly With The Wind" "Might Fine" forms such a contrast with its laidback groove and soulful vocals. André lifted the tempo and cutted the vocals. He trimmed the whole track to fit both, disco and house dancefloors.

If you like this edit feel free to check André's myspace profile. And please check other productions and projects of Peter Jacques Band's mastermind Jacques Fred Petrus like "Change" or "Revanche", he really created some outstanding classics.

DiKSO Edit 04 - André Capado - Might Fine by Andre Capado

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DOWNLOAD the edit here: André Capado - Might Fine

Sunday, February 14, 2010

DiKSO Edit 03 - Andi de Luxe - Süpersenf

The music you can find here at DiKSO ist mostly what they call slow motion disco. But let us show you a different side. I am sure when "Supersempfft" released their album "Roboterwerke" (Robot Factory) in 1979 nobody was sure to categorize this correctly. Discogs says "Krautrock", somebody from "The Rolling Stone" forum talked about "a parody on disco music", I would describe it as "Excentric Synth-Pop". Give'em a try you will be surprised.

Especially one track kept drawing my attention with its sweet vocoder solo: "Out Of Time". This vocoder vocal is begging for a spotlight and it was a pleasure to get my scissors out. Here is "Süpersenf"...

DiKSO Edit 03 - Andi de Luxe - Süpersenf by Andi de Luxe

Get the edit here:

Andi de Luxe - Süpersenf

Saturday, February 6, 2010

DiKSO Edit 02 - Andi de Luxe - Juicy Rain

Oran 'Juice' Jones "The Rain"? Yes, this lovely black music pussy charmer from the 80s with that innocent acting rainy atmosphere. And mates, Jones wasn't that innocent, just have a look at the record cover. He should apply for a membership in Al Bundy's "No Ma'am" movement.

"The Rain" is the newest victim for my scissor treatment. It could have been so nice to write that the rainy weather outside inspired me to that edit, but it's bloody cold here in Berlin and we have loads of snow. Oh sorry, off topic. The tempo fits but there are way too much vocals in it. And as an old 80s afficionado I love the synth part in it. What a shame it's so short in the original. But not in my version...

DiKSO Edit 02 - Andi de Luxe - Juicy Rain by Andi de Luxe

Get the edit here:

Andi de Luxe - Juicy Rain

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

DiKSO Podcast 01 - Andi de Luxe

This is the first of our new monthly podcast starting with DiKSO founder Andi de Luxe. Expecting a mixture of orignial disco tracks on the one hand and some nice and new unreleased disco edits on the other hand. Enjoy it!

DiKSO Podcast 01 - Andi de Luxe from DiKSO at Letsmix.com.


- Kajagoogoo "Too Shy" (Midnight Mix)
- Duff Disco "Fame"
- 6th Borough Project "Do It To The Max"
- Rekid "Ill Discotto"
- B.W.H. "Stop"
- Linkwood "Falling"
- Oran 'Juice' Jones "The Rain" (Andi de Luxe Edit)
- René & Angela "I'll Be Good" (Instrumental)
- I:Cube "Falling"
- Eddie C. "Let Your Mind Be Free"
- Daniel Solar "La Fleur"
- Charles Mann "Shonuff No Funny Stuff Love" (Superbreak Edit)
- André Capado "Might Fine"
- Thomas Bangalter "Club Soda"
- Marc Poppcke "No One Can Stop Me Now"
- Gaznevada "Ticket To Los Angeles"

Download the mix here:
DiKSO Podcast 01 - Andi de Luxe

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DiKSO Edit 01 - Marc Poppcke - No One Can Stop Me Now

One part of this blog is about new disco-edits. So I think it's time to start with it.
The first one is coming from MC Fadden & Whitehead and their big hit "Ain't no stoppin us now" on Philadelphia Records.
Released from their self-titled debut album in 1979, the song spent a week at number one on the R&B singles chart. It also proved to be a successful crossover hit, peaking at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number 5 in the UK. The single also made it to number ten on the disco charts.The distinctive bass hook was played by Philadelphia International Records house musician Jimmy Williams. The song eventually sold over 2 million copies and went platinum.

I really like this cheesy and melodic disco track. Especially the bassline and the strings are awesome. That's why I decided to do a more up to date dj-friendly instrumental version of it, cutting out the main parts, adding some drum sounds and rearranged it with a lot of filter action ;-)

I hope you like it!

DiKSO Edit 01 - Marc Poppcke - No One Can Stop Me Now by DiKSO Edits

Get the track here:
Marc Poppcke - No One Can Stop Me Now

Friday, January 29, 2010

Metro Area's "Miura" is RA track of the '00s

What a sensation, mates. "Miura" is Resident Advisor's track of the decade. Not that I am surprised as I would have chosen the same.

The fact that so many others love this track too, makes me very happy because this was the initial spark for my personal musical development during the 00's. Metro Area's "Miura" was released in 2001 as a part of the 4th EP in a series called "Metro Area" on their own label Environ Records. It was the peak of Metro Area's very own interpretation of disco music for the 21st century. In fact it represents "minimal" in its proper meaning.

Click on RA's logo above and find the complete top 100 and some very interesting gossip behind "Miura"...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Craig Smith @ Cyberjamz Radio (25.01.2010)

Craig Smith is well known as one half of the incredible 6th borough project. Together with The Revenge they've already released their disco influenced tracks on labels like Delusions of Grandeur, Permanent Vacation and Instruments of Rapture to name only a few.
This is a dj-set he played for the internet radio Cyberjamz containing over two hours of timeless disco and house stuff. Enjoy this amazing set!!!

Download the mix here


1. Sweetest Change - MomTom
2. Wake Up - Bobby Burton
3. Paddlin' (Version 2) - Tornado Wallace
4. Seventh Disco - Greymatter
5. Fresh Noodles - Mr Scruff & Kaidi Tatham
6. Look What Your Doing To Me (MCDE Remix) - Jazzanova feat Phonte
7. Never Gonna (Superbreak Dub) - Crazy P
8. Falling - I:Cube
9.Call Me (The Revenge 1-800- Remix) - Illya Rudman
10. The Girls Say (Greg Wilson Edit) - Groove Armada
11. Roller Skating (DJ Butcher Get Down Dub) - Vaughan Mason
12. Ride Into The Redzone - Ooft
13. If There's A Cure (Kenny's Ride) - Jeep Style
14. Reckless With Your Love - Azari & III
15. Sometimes I Cry (Radio Slave Mix) - Mr G
16. From Here To Eternity - G Dubs
17. Livin' In The Music - Rainer Trueby
18. Got It - Motor City Drum Ensemble
19. Give You Up (Chez A Little Bit More Mix) - Willie Graff & Tuccilo
20. No Compromise - Blak N Spanish
21. Remember Me (Demo Mix) - Soul Renegades
22. Let Them Come - Dan Electro

Monday, January 25, 2010

And the winner is... Andi's track of the year 2009

Don't worry, I won't bother you with another best of 2009 poll. It's just about my personal favourite tune of the last year: Azari & III - Reckless With Your Love

Really don't know how to pronounce this, "Azari and Three"? "Azari and the third"? Probably this way... But i know for sure, this is a bomb! Combining the pop appeal of Inner City or Jomanda with a fat production of today. Check it...

wanna have? grab the last copies...


Marc Poppcke - live recorded warm-up set @ Watergate Berlin (06.01.2010)

Live recorded warm-up set @ Watergate Berlin (06.01.2010)  by  marcpoppcke

Greg Wilson shows how to do an edit - ARTE Tracks (Aug. 2007)