A beautiful slice of rare funk today from ‘Mixed Company’ that is very expensive indeed to nab on vinyl. Well Stephen Silvestri found a copy in a thrift store for less that $2 and used it to make this lovely little edit, not too much added, nor taken away this one lets the strength of the original stand strong. Those key shifts in the vocals are just too good and hold tight for the instruments jamfest at the end.
The 1980 hit from Fantasy is one most people will know and have a soft spot for but this ‘Dark & Stormy Edit from Sergio and Eddy Bauer gears it up for a more patient dance floor. The addition of the spoken word vocals set off the long intro and are a very savvy addition and overall this feels a little more spacey. The edit doesn’t rewrite the rulebook and stays mostly within the parameters of the original. If it ain’t broke dont fix it, just modify it.
Kano is without doubt one of our most influential ever disco artists. His albums were a gateway for us and so many others into just how good disco can be, another disciple is Pontchartrain who’s homage to Kano’s seminal ‘Another Life’ shows us just how much the original productions stand up in a more modern context. If you don’t know Kano then you’re in for a treat, check out his three albums between 1980 and 1983, you can thank me later.
Our buddies from Milan have put together this lovely edit of Italian drummer Tullio De Piscopo’s most famous track ‘Stop Bajon’. We absolutely love the original and it’s nice to see someone breath some new life into it. There are some nice additions but overall it doesn’t stray too far from the original, making it more Dj friendly and removing some of the weaker elements like the electric guitar. The Rollover guys throw some good parties over in Milan and we have them coming to London on Friday 2nd of October to strut their stuff.
An exclusive today! We’re big fans of the original here and we heard this one when the Autocycle guys warmed up for us in Liverpool. It struck a chord straight away as we’ve been looking for a version of this camp as hell masterpiece to play out. Loving the steel drums and just the outright hands in the air, tops off, loose your marbles nature of this.