Before he jumps on a plane and heads for a series of DJ gigs in Europe, Melbourne-based scalpel fiend Kosta Ellis unveils a bumper collection of never-before-heard re-edits. From The Archives Volume 1 digs deep, presenting a serious of surprisingly faithful, trickery-free re-cuts from the depths of Ellis's hard drive. Musically, there's less straight-up disco as you might expect. Instead, Ellis offers up a cheery mix of funk rock, instrumental soul, disco-funk and even, in the case of the epic "Messin Around", a thrill-a-minute jazz-funk solo-fest. It goes without saying that each track is suitably floor-friendly and heavy on the (original) percussion.