Review: Prime stable of classic edits, G.A.M.M serve up a little gem here with Italian stalwart DJ Suonho taking to both the George Benson and War versions of "The World Is A Ghetto". You can often tell a good re-editor by how subtle their touches are, and the approach has definitely been soft and tender on the Benson version. The smoothness of the original remains, with just a steady beat working away behind it. The groove comes in a touch more explicit on War's version, as the kick thumps heavy and bumps at the end of the bar with just the right amount of flair.
Review: Given his credentials and track record, it's unsurprising that original disco and boogie artists are willing to let Joey Negro play around with their biggest hits. His first stab at this kind of multi-track remix, 2014's Remixed With Love, was such a success that he's decided to unleash another swathe of revisions over two vinyl double-packs. This edition features some killer reworks, including a sublime, on-point rearrangement of Gwen McRae's "Keep The Fire Burning" and a rolling, dubbed-out version of Grace Jones' "Pull Up To The Bumper" that rivals Larry Levan's classic remix. The veteran producer also successfully turns Pockets' "Come Go With Me" into a classic soulful house rub, and pushes Thelma Houston's "I'm Here Again" further towards disco anthem territory.