Amidst all the excitement over Radiohead’s sudden announcement of a new album, news reaches Juno Plus of a raft of new material from disco’s international men of mystery, Tiger & Woods, over the coming months including a debut album for Gerd Jansen’s Running Back imprint, entitled Through The Green.
With the identity of Tiger & Woods still unresolved, Editainment drop further intrigue with the introduction of Cleo & Patra and the On The Nile EP shows that Editainment’s high levels of quality control are being maintained. Much like the Egyptian Queen from whom they borrowed the name, Cleo & Patra deliver three cuts of sultry dancefloor action.
Spread across Side A is “Walk Like An Egyptian” which craftily melds the Rockers Revenge with Justus Kohncke. Lifting the vocals from the former’s balearic classic “Walking On Sunshine” and placing them atop the soaring bounce of Kohncke’s seminal mutant electro disco track “Time Code” which brings to mind Erol Alkan’s clever blends as opposed to the subsequent deluge of cheap imitators.
On the flip “Pharaoh Love” possibly indulges in some harmonious vocals from a nineties New Jack Swing cum R & B troupe and lays it over a killer mid tempo nu boogie groove with the sort of neck snapping break which sounds just right on a big system. “Marcus Antonius On The Run” is the one nod to traditional disco here with Cleo & Patra reworking Lenny William’s Paradise Garage classic “You Got Me Running” and embellishing it with some 2010 fatness.
Artist: Tiger & Woods
Title: Caddy Shag
Buy From: Juno Records
The electronic music loving and buying public like nothing more than a mystery identity producer. Actually, scratch that, they like nothing more than endlessly speculating on the internet about the true identity of a mystery producer. Currently occupying the space formerly kept warm by the likes of Fake Blood, Monarchy, Silver Columns et al are Tiger & Woods.
Alleged to be the handy work of an established producer, Tiger & Woods first came to the fore in late 2008 with the Hole In One EP which was a masterclass in the art of chopped up disco, getting props from the likes of Turbo artist Matt Walsh.
This talent for emphasising the thump in disco is matched by a sense of humour and appreciation of good cinema. All are very much in evidence on Caddy Shag, only the second Tiger & Woods EP which of course not only gives a sly nod to the Rodney Dangerfield classic but also a cheeky reference to the current front page malaise being suffered by Tiger & Woods golfing namesake.
“Gin Nation”, a superlative dubbed out take on Imagination’s “Music & Lights” has already been given the Tensnake seal of approval after appearing on the German’s excellent contribution to the R******t A*****r podcast and is backed by “Deflowered”, a much more straightforward housier edit which loops and filters in all the right places – DJ Sneak would be proud.
Review: Tony Poland