New York City disco party freaks Kaviar Disco Club are planning to inject their flavor into the vinyl game. The label (which shares the same branding as the event collective) is kicking things off with a four track V/A showcasing cuts from Philly and NYC based producers, including Jacques Renault of Let’s Play House fame, as well as Matpat, Evan Michael and co-founder Higgins. The imprint – both for this release and going forward – aims to curate slick, New York style disco vibes from regional producers.
For today’s premiere, we take on Jacques’ « You’re Gonna Want Me Back ». It’s NYC disco all the way, with the neat edit of Delia Renee brandishing a silky string section and funky bass and guitar licks reminiscent of late 70’s/early 80’s disco/postdisco jams (think Solar and Prelude). Renault bumps the tempo and bolsters the drums to a house-ier fit for his flip, cleverly teasing in vocals while maintaining extended instrumental sections as the focus. It’s a tasty cut that’s sure to sit nicely as a later night groover.
The remainder of the EP is equally solid. Matpat’s soulful « Searchin' » rounds out the A-Side with a vibey and cleverly-chopped arrangement suited for warm, breezy evenings. On the flip, Evan Michael takes things to boogie territory with « Just Like That ». A mean bassline gets looped and filtered nicely before bringing the disco house arrangement into full swing, with vocal snips and saxophone being sprinkled smartly on. Label bossman Higgins handles closing duties on the record via « Goodtimes », a groovy clav and synth-led slammer with an irresistible electroboogie bassline.
All four edits on the release are expertly orchestrated for maximum effect on the dancefloor. If you’re looking for well-curated, feel-good and beefy four to the floor jams: well, you’ve found the right record. KDC001 hits stores March 6th at an array of major vinyl retailers. Jump on it!