Review: This impressively expansive collection from experienced remixer Valique showcases some of the best downtempo and Balearic edits from his popular V's Edits series. There's certainly plenty to get the blood pumping and the juices flowing throughout, from a chugging, ten-minute take on Pink Floyd ('Brickwall') and a pleasingly squelchy take on Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams' 'Lose Yourself To Dance' (here renamed 'Lose Your Elf'), to a chunky dub-house re-imagining of Jimmy Cliff classic 'The Harder They Come' and a loopy, hypnotic, mid-tempo disco-rock revision of T-Rex ('Jewelry'). Throw in party-hearty takes on cuts from Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys (an odd but impactful reimagining of 'Good Vibrations') and you have a great value compilation.
Review: Russian re-edits don Valentin Golovachev, also known as Valique or simply V, returns with three more painstakingly reworked cuts from days of yore. First to get the treatment is Amanda Lear's gloriously camp Eurodisco workout 'Blood & Honey' from 1976, reinvented here as 'Queen Of Acid Town'. Then it's the turn of Gary's Gang's 'Do It At The Disco' - originally the far superior B-side to 1978's excruciating 'Keep On Dancing' - before we take a distinct left turn for EP closer 'Historia', the source of which is unknown but which is an understated, low-tempo affair with a Spanish-language female vocal.