Patrice Rushen get’s a slight change of pace here from Irish producer Conor Hanson. The classic dancefloor burner gets more drama added and a teasing intro before the vocals drop. Not a million miles from the original but a solid version for all those that had forgotten about this absolute gem. What Conor has added though is well thought out and works with the original, not against it like a lot of edits, especially in the breakdown after the 5 minute mark, just a shame it doesnt come back for one last chorus..
Some weekend fodder today as Sixth Avenue Express tackles a classic hi-nrg tack and makes it their own. Dont expect the campness of the original as this remake imbibes a totally new soul into the Sylvester original. Right from the off this one has chords that reek of SAE’s production style. They have rebuilt the vocals into a hooky house number perforated by a crooning sax. You could nearly be excused for not recognising its a remake, that is until ‘that’ vocal comes in. If you havent heard Sixth Avenue Express’s recent release with us have a listen HERE.
An exclusive today and something a little different from OhYeah!?. Not an edit but a really accomplished cover of the Evelyn Champagne King classic ‘Love Come Down’. We loved this one from the off, the original is a firm favourite but this version from duo OhYeah!? is laden with instrumental work (the real kind) and a fantastic vocal performance from vocalist Fleur. It’s really refreshing to hear a cover of a track that doesn’t just slice up the original and instead opts to rebuild in an interesting way in a studio. I’m pretty sure this would put a smile on Evelyn King’s face.
More classic edits turned into dancefloor mayhem today as Chemise’s ‘She Cant Love You’ get its tempo ramped up and its ass kicked by Purplediscomachine. There’s a nice Dj friendly intro to get the most out of the familiar drop early on. There’s so much groove in this one. Its the kind of edit that gets dance-walking down the street when you didn’t mean to. So good that it feels a little short and we’re sad to hear it end.
I have to admit we had never come across any of Discomofo’s edits until our buddy Harry Wolfman put us onto them through one of his excellent recent mixes (check the mix HERE, its full of goodness). Now we love Grace Jones so were excited to come across this one. It goes a loopy disco edit direction but adds some beef to the original creating a dancefloor weapon, as if the original wasnt strong enough! This ones just gets bigger and bigger. I have a feeling this one will be in the proverbial bag for a while.