Review: Three slices of retro-tastic disco action on this latest from Rare Wiri regular Bodie Lee. It's a brave producer who takes on 'Le Freak' but the Boise, Idaho native pulls it off on 'C'Mon Down To 54': the jury's out as to whether it's a re-edit or just a very faithful homage but either way, it'll get 'em shimmying for sure! Elsewhere, 'Ring A Bell' draws on an unidentified boogie-era cut with a fine funk bassline, while the more uptempo 'Sunset' reworks Michael Jackson's 'Sunset Driver', a cut demo'd for 'Off The Wall' and reworked during the 'Thriller' sessions but only released in 2004.
Review: Next up on Rayko's Rare Wiri label out of the Spanish capital Madrid is Bodie Lee, a DJ/producer out of Boise, Idaho who is a stalwart of the local scene since the '80s after getting his start in Seattle. He's had some great releases on Chopshop, Masterworks and Funk Factory and he certainly brings his A game on I Need You; the neon-lit title track provides the mandatory late night boogie-down vibes, while the slo-mo heater "Keep On Dancing" goes for an old school vibe complete with vocoder and killer horns section. Finally, the good times keep rolling on the low slung "On & On".
Review: A three-tracker here from Boise, Idaho-based nu-disco producer Bodie Lee. The title track is up first and, being essentially a re-edit/cover of 'Bad Boys' by Wham!, sets the tone for what is a very 80s-inspired EP all round. 'Boyz Like You' is followed by the boogie-flavoured 'Bout You', which rocks a fat funk bassline and a sweet female vocal, before the EP's completed by the more uptempo 'Freedom Flash', which nudges towards hi-NRG territory. Given the provenance of the 'Boyz Like You' these latter two are probably also re-edits, but we couldn't tell you what of...
Review: Three cuts here from Boise, Idaho native Bodie Lee whose precise genesis is a little mysterious. With its disco/boogie-style vocal and naggingly familiar-sounding bassline, 'Jiggl'o' is almost certainly a cover or re-edit of some kind - we're just not entirely sure what of, though Roy Ayers' 'Running Away' may or may not have made a contribution! Elsewhere, A Taste Of Honey's classic 'Boogie Oogie Oogie' bassline underpins the pleasingly understated 'Music Feeling Good', while Kool & The Gang's white-socked 1982 boogie jam 'Hi Di Hi, Hi De Ho' gets reworked as 'This Is The Way The Song Goes'.
Review: While he's been DJing and producing music for a long time, it's a while since we were treated to a new EP from Bodie Lee. In fact, this collection of on-point, hot-to-trot re-edits appears to be his first release (bar a few contributions to compilations) for almost a decade. Here's much to enjoy throughout, from the throbbing, arpeggio-driven late night disco-camp of "C'mon Get Up Bad Boy" (a brilliantly rearranged, largely instrumental revision of a 1979 Theo Vaness classic), and the similarly muscular, peak-time chug of "I Love The Night" (all metronomic bass guitar, hypnotic drums and trippy noises), to the funked-up disco-house heaviness of opener "Dance Da Bomber". High-grade edits for those who like their disco energetic, sleazy and breathless - don't sleep!