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Magic Source
Riviera Drive

Riviera Drive




1x Vinyl 12" 45 RPM EP



Release date

Feb 28, 2022



Favorite Recordings proudly presents the new 12" of Magic Source. The all-star group around producer Björn Wagner (known also for his cosmic and tropical-flavoured disco music as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band and The Mighty Mocambos) creates here a hypnotic four-on-the-floor sound that is both earthy and spaced out and all their own.

Recorded on 16 track analogue tape with inexpensive vintage gear, the crew explores the more unusual facets of disco music off the beaten track in favour of more otherwordly and international stylings. In their music, one could hear echoes from lost tropical disco records, cinematic flavors from library soundtracks and a healthy dose of DIY garage funk rawness.

On A side, "Riviera Drive" is an extended Mediterranean disco groove based on hypnotic percussions and soulful horn themes that alternate with trippy keyboard excursions. The tune is equally at ease on the dancefloor as in a chill-out zone, but of course, prefers to be in its natural habitat in a classic car somewhere between Nice and Monaco.

On the flip, Tom Tom Club's "Genius Of Love" is reimagined as a jazzy yacht soul instrumental with an echoed flute taking the lead. You'll also find a shorter Radio Edit of "Rivieria Drive".
released February 28, 2022

All tracks produced by Bjoern Wagner, mixed and mastered by Steffen Wagner
"Riviera Drive" was composed Bjoern Wagner.
"Genius Of Love" was composed by Tina Weymouth, Steven Stanley, Chris Frantz and Adrian Belew.
Drums & Percussion: Lucas Kochbeck
Bass & Percussion: Tim Grunwald
Guitar & Moog: Björn Wagner
Rhodes & Clavinet: Carsten Meyer
Elka String Synthesizer: Guillaume Metenier
Saxophone & Flute: Kimo Eiserbeck
Trumpet: Hans Christian Stephan
Executive Producer: Pascal Rioux @ Favorite Recordings

Media: Mi
Sleeve: M


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Riviera Drive (Extended 12" Version)



Genius Of Love



Riviera Drive (Radio Edit)


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