Having already been united on record before - after Dlugosch's remix of the Murphy-vocalled "Sing It Back" by Moloko went astronomical - the pair have reconvened for this similarly disco-influenced collaboration. Led by Murphy's swooping, Beth Gibbons-recalling vocals, Dlugosch supplies Chic-like string in abundance on this glitterball-friendly funky house mainstay.
Never Enough (Ian Pooley Main Change) - (8:03) 123 BPM
Never Enough (Ian Pooley vocal dub) - (6:55) 123 BPM
Never Enough (Mousse T & Boris Dlugosch Odd Couple mix) - (7:42) 121 BPM
Never Enough (Manuel Tur remix) - (6:58) 125 BPM
Never Enough (Manuel Tur dub) - (7:15) 125 BPM
Never Enough (Paskal & Urban Absolutes mix) - (6:27)
Never Enough (Drop Out Orchestra remix) - (6:50) 122 BPM
12 years down the line and Dlugosch and Murphy's "Never Enough" keeps on giving. To celebrate its current relevance in house music Dlugosch and his cronies at Peppermint have commissioned a wealth of sparkling remixes... Jesse Rose applies his trademark robust strut, Pooley goes deeper for a warped, techy groove that makes great use of the strings on the breakdown, Dlugosch and Mousse T get all 80s electro boogie on our asses, Tur strips the situation right back to a sexy techno roller, Paskal & Urban Absolutes get seriously cosmic while Drop Out Orchestra rewind to the 70s with an authentic, organic, un-quantised disco stomp. A great collection of remixes for all situations.
Thirteen years on and this partnership between Boris and Roisin keeps on giving. Delivered as five startling reversions, each rub surges and struts with contemporary disco delight: Bini & Martini lay down two twists (one jacking, one pumping) Chocolate Puma's original 2001 remix still slams with turn-of-the-century cheekiness, Fusion Groove Orchestra opt for a slinkier soulful affair while Sir Piers & Ed Funk slap up a chugging mix complete with wah wah guitars and lavish strings. Quintessential house music: You can never get enough of this!
Got your rose-tinted glasses ready? No? Well go and get a pair. Here Morales takes us back (way back) to a time when house was golden. Yeah, we know it's still golden, but this does do a great job of looking back to the classic, formative era when bullet proof coatings of disco could still be found on every house record. Flourishing piano flares, spine-shuddering vocals (courtesy of Roisin Murphy no less) and a "Where Love Lives" style hook, this is one homage all DJs could do with. Plus there are heaps of remixes from David himself (including an album version and Directors Cut version for the rather raunchy video), Dripmasters (serious Samba action alert!), Franco De Mulero & Hector Romero (deep disco vibes), DJ Meme (calling all percussion heads!) and Federico Scavo, who offers the strongest remake of the bunch, calling up references of both early warehouses and modern day Ibiza. Go for golden!