While it could just as easily stand for a horror movie title, Lumberjacks In Hell has become synonymous with an edit-heavy string of hot house & disco releases. Marcel Vogel‘s Amsterdam-based imprint has become a trustworthy source for bringing classic cuts into a new, contemporary context while preserving the initial funk, soul and vocals that make such tracks timeless. With a roster of more than 20 releases since their inception in 2010, the Lumberjacks In Hell catalogue features a variety of producers, with Eddie C, Rayko and Marcel himself as contributors, as well as the likes of scene veterans Jamie 3:26, Rahaan or Melvin Oliphant(Traxx).
Aside from usual label chief duties, Marcel Vogel is also responsible for a slew of noteworhy disco refixes, racking up support from disco aficionados like The Black Madonna, Move D or Theo Parrish, for example.
Also hitting the decks is Dan Shake, prolific DJ whose accolades include a Dimensions Festival headliner title as well as being the pioneering non-Detroit artist to release on Moodyman’s Mahogani label. Breaking onto the scene with his “3 AM Jazz 12” EP, he’s also lent his sound to Jamie Odell aka Jimpster’s Delusions of Grandeur before crystallising it into his own Shake imprint.
Which brings us to the illustrious Marcellus Pittman, part of the renowned Detroit Supergroup Three Chairs alongside the aforementioned Theo Parrish, Moodymann and the less talked about but equally talented Rick Wilhite. A true master of the classic house and disco sound, Pittman also operates his Unirhythm label, showcasing his unique production flavour. Check out his Altered Soul Experiment series, where he aptly re-creates the nostalgia of the cassette tape era through soulful grooves intertwined with Boogie and Funk pieces.
We’re giving away 2×2 tickets to the soulful extravaganza taking place Friday, January 13th at Prince Charles. To win, comment with your favourite Lumberjacks In Hell track to get in the proper disco-tinged mood below. Get warmed up for the occasion with this fresh mix by Marcel Vogel, featuring some classic gems as upcoming dance-inducing earworms courtesy of the label.