Monday, 27 July 2009
At last... Finally got my hands on Erol's tasty Disco 3000 edits 12" from back in March. I've been wishing that the In Flagranti edit of this would materialise after being teased with it on A Decade of Hero Worship, but this is probably just as good - I guess it does sound pretty much the same anyway. Epic disco on both sides of this record. Seriously hooj stuff. Is there anything the great Sir Alkan can't do?
Dusty Springfield - That's The Kind Of Love I've Got For You (Disco 3000 Edit) [buy]
I'm sorry about this, I usually try to avoid the super hypey stuff, but this is just ridiculous. A promo release of the highly anticipated Happy House remixes has dropped in the last week or two and I am utterly blown away by Will Saul and Mike Monday's contribution. Rather than doing a whole new take on the tune, they've taken all the best elements and juiced it up to an obscenely clubbable degree. Double the power, double the thickness, none of the potentially boring vamping, this is truly a work of dancefloor beauty. The rest of the package is just as tantalising; this could well be one of the best releases of the year, however overplayed it may become. Magnificent! Definitely get your hands on this when it's unleashed in August.
The Juan Maclean - Happy House (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix) [buy]
Been revisiting this Leo Zero edits record and it's simply wonderful. He always has such a great approach to such a wide variety of music, it's incredibly refreshing. This gorgeous 80s Africana megagroove is uplifting to the point of silliness; a joyful jungle jam. Listen to anything that he's touched and you'll be feeling good, guaranteed.
Leo Zero - Hey Hey [buy]
I can't decide if In Flagranti are under- or over-represented on DD. Probably under. I try to control myself most of the time, but then again, I can't neglect the fact that they have absolutely dominated my stereo for god knows how long. I think this edit of Chilly's 'For Your Love' may well be my most played song of this year so far. It seems completely impossible that something could be so horrendously overplayed, sometimes 4 or 5 times in a row, without becoming the slightest bit tiresome. Truly this is as good as disco edits get.
In Flagranti - Louvre For Yo [buy]
If anyone's interested, I did a mix a little while ago for Disco Outcasts - a fantastic blog with a fantastic mix series. Check out the others in the collection: fab mixes from The Revenge, Horse Meat Disco, Greg Wilson, Andrew Allsgood etc. Heapsss groovy.