It's just over a year since the debut release by nu-disco imprint Editor's Kutz, and to mark the occasion here we get their fourth volume of re-edits. There's quite a few crackers here, including Sleazy McQueen's clap-n-cowbell groover "Let's Make Love Tonight", Jean Claude Gavri & VinylAddicted's Balearic disco rocker "Let's Play Around" and the dreamy Mediterranean shuffle of Lillo Carillo's rework of "Le Viole".
Joe Bataan - "Ordinary Guy" (V brass version) - (6:42) 96 BPM
This third anniversary package from the good people at Vehicle is a bumper packed compilation with a whopping 24 tracks! All are retweaked big pop hits, highlights of which being reworkings of boozy party anthems such as Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting", Duran Duran's "Notorious", Tom Jones' "Its Not Unusual" and (a particularly good electro-house reworking of) ELO's "Last Train To London".
We're not sure what happened to York artist Alfa Flite's infamous bass twang (perhaps the strings snapped?), but it's nowhere to be found on "Spinnin". Instead what we get is the warm and reassuring Detroit Spinners classic "I'll Be Around", gently tweaked and beefed up for some good old party action.
Despite residing in sunny Greece, veteran disco DJ Leonidas (aka Alien Disco Sugar) is fully embracing the whole, er cold thing - Christmas releases with wolves and snow and stuff. There are four winter warmers on here "Learn How To Dance" kicks things off with an infectious 70s guitar and clavinet groove that should make learning easy, "SuperFunKey" is like what the title suggests - a roaring retro funk stomper, "Master Of The Game" takes a very Chic sounding slice of slick old New York sizzle and beefs it up just ever so slightly. Finally the title track wraps things up nicely with an orchestrated slo-mo head nodder.