[Premiere] Any Gram: “Open Bar”

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November 18th, 2019
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We’re pretty sure that this is the first time that you hear about Any Gram. But we know that you already love him, as we do. UK disco specialist Ray Mang is back with a new eight-track LP, called “Dis Go In Ya Pipe”, presenting his fresh alias Any Gram;an anagram of his name. That’s the first release of Ray’s pop up imprint Keeps Going. As he says, “eight nuggets lovingly re-touched, tweaked, tucked and tailored for the floor”. It’s an intercontinental genre spanning ride through the tempos. We are “dealing” with an LP of edit excellence and Ray greatly breathes new life into moldy oldies, re-editing forgotten gems and loved classics from the disco era, developing his sound constantly. Gospel disco, SA boogie, kwaito, Balearic, dub and Fleetwood Mac, all together lead into a musical discovery and a new world opens up for the listeners (this is you riders). No need to say to talk about the exceptional quality of Ray’s releases.

Today, we’re psyched to premiere the record’s powerful opener “Open Bar”, a sublime seven-minute rework of a Betty Griffin’s track. It’s disco gospel at its best, full of energy and dancy vibes. Funk tasty guitars lead the way while the “sneaky” bass tickles you non stop. Betty’s both impressive and sweet vocals add much to the track’s awesomeness. It can’t get any groovier! Close your eyes when you listen and feel yourself magically whisked away to late 80’s. Blast the track above and enjoy the ride! A house party on a platter!

Any Gram’s “Dis Go In Ya Pipe” arrives on November 19th via Keeps Going.
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Phenomenal Handclap Band: “Judge Not (Ray Mang Special Mix)”

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September 18th, 2018
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Remixed to perfection. UK disco specialist Ray Mang works his magic once again, delivering some classy versions of NYC’s Phenomenal Handclap Band new single “Judge Not” on Berlin’s Toy Tonics. On his special remix of “Judge Not”, Ray Mang transforms the original track into an eight-minute house-heavy gospel disco ride of dazzling piano lines and infectious grooves. Blast it above. Phenomenal Handclap Band, led by producer Daniel Collás, are currently putting the finishing touches on a new album, set to drop early next year.

Ray Mang’s versions of “Judge Not” arrives on October 5th on Toy Tonics.

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Soul Clap feat. Nona Hendryx: “Shine (This Is It)” [Ray Mang Extended Vocal Version]

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UK disco don Ray Mang strikes gold with his classy versions of Boston’s duo Soul Clap piano-driven house anthem “Shine (This Is It)”, featuring legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx, an original member of the trio Labelle. The original track appears on Soul Clap’s second self-titled album, which was released in 2016 on Crew Love. Taking the magical vocals, horns and keyboard solo from the original, Ray Mang gives it a latin house twist adding an elevating Rhodes motif, bass and battery. Presented here in three versions on 180gram vinyl.

“Shine (This Is It)” (The Ray Mang Versions) is out now on Mangled Records.
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Balako: “Hora De Balako” [Ray Mang Remix]

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Balako: “Hora De Balako (Ray Mang Remix)”

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August 24th, 2017
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UK disco don Ray Mang returns with yet another classy remix, this time of “Hora De Balako”, the incredible Latin-flavored debut single by Brazilian duo Balako. Over the course of eight minutes, the remix is a surefire dancefloor filler. Blast it above. Balako’s debut EP “Hora de Balako” is out now on Joe Goddard’s label Greco-Roman. The release also comes with a remix by NY-based Eric “Dunks” Duncan. Buy it here.

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Los Amigos Invisibles: “Stay” [Ray Mang’s Disco Instrumental]

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LA.GA.STA. presents: Ray Mang at Dalston Superstore

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April 21st, 2017
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TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! We can’t wait to welcome the mighty Ray Mang for our new LAGASTA party at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. UK DJ/Producer/remixer and all-round studio boffin, known to his mates as Raj Gupta, is definitely not a new boy on the disco dance scene. Having collaborated with Bill Brewster, The Idjut Boys and Foolish Felix, as well as remixing for the likes of Gorillaz, Shirley Bassey and S-Express, it’s hard not to name drop when speaking of his incredible career! He has honed his skills as a producer over decades releasing on legendary labels DFA, Noid, R&S, Eskimo, Nuphonic, Bear Funk to name a few, and we can’t wait to see where he takes us at LAGASTA!

Get ready for a disco marathon with the disco stalwart Ray Mang, together with London-based DJ and vinyl archivist Gideön, founder of The NYC Downlow, the legendary club situated within the art-club hybrid Block9 at Glastonbury, our beloved SlothBoogie DJs, Wes Baggaley, DJ Dreadful and TWANG. Plus drag nonsense from Chester Hayes & Orange Gina all night. This will be a disco night to remember!

Catch RAY MANG at LAGASTA this Friday 21 April from 9pm-3am at Dalston Superstore!
Free before 10 / £5 before 11 / £7 after

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Los Amigos Invisibles: “Stay” [Ray Mang’s Disco Instrumental]
Classixx: “Just Let Go” (feat. How To Dress Well) [Ray Mang Remix]

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Los Amigos Invisibles: “Stay (Ray Mang’s Disco Instrumental)”

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February 26th, 2017
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Apersonal Music’s latest release comes in the form of a new 12” featiring two Latin-flavoured jams “Stay” and “Rio Porque No Fue Un Sueno” by Venezuelan six-piece combo Los Amigos Invisibles, bakeced with a pair of instrumental remixes of the original versions by UK disco don Ray Mang. Let’s take a sunny ride eith Ray Mang’s sublime disco version of “Stay” that sounds ideal as the days get longer and brighter. Enjoy the ride. The “Stay/Río Porque No Fue Un Sueño” 12” is out now on Apersonal Music.

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Classixx: “Just Let Go” (feat. How to Dress Well) [Ray Mang Remix]

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Classixx: “Just Let Go” (feat. How To Dress Well) Video

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October 28th, 2016
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Los Angeles-based duo Classixx have shared a new video for their glorious sun-drenched jam “Just Let Go”, featuring vocals from How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell. Directed by Jordan Michael Blake, the video captures a group of skate kids breaking into an abandoned mall in Palm Springs. That fire scene was not planned. The track “Just Let Go” is lifted from the duo’s recent second album “Faraway Reach” on Innovative Leisure. Watch the clip above, and make sure to check out a great disco remix of “Just Let Go” by UK producer Ray Mang.

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Classixx: “I Feel Numb” (feat. Alex Frankel)

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Amateur Best: “Marzipan (Ray Mang Remix)”

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August 3rd, 2015
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Amateur Best, the project of Birmingham-based “personal pop” songwriter/producer Joe Flory, is gearing up for the release of his second full-length, entitled “The Gleaners”, a follow-up to 2013’s debut “No Thrills” LP, set to drop on October 2nd via Brille Records. In the meantime, we’re treated to a groove-laden remix of the record’s first single “Marzipan” by UK producer/DJ, Ray Mang. His version of “Marzipan stretches the track to nearly seven minutes filled with subtle percussion, piano stabs, and warm vibes. Just perfect.

The limited-edition “Marzipan” 12” will arrive on September 25th. Pre-order it here.

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