Review: We may never get to see the Lego Edit Movie - a cheery animated tale about a scalpel-wielding mini-figure who builds dancefloor reworks out of brightly coloured building blocks - so instead we'll have to make do with the titular re-editor's latest two-track missive. First up is the non-stop house party that is "Platinum Funk", a heavyweight version of a horn-heavy disco-funk smasher underpinned by bombastic house drums and smothered in swirling filter effects. It's a weighty peak-time smasher all told, though there's an argument to be made that virtual flipside "Soul Patrol" is even better. Operating at a more chugging tempo, it sees the producer serve up a suitably loved up rendition of a piano-laden slab of dewy-eyed disco bliss.
Review: Surrounded by piles of plastic bricks and merrily whistling "Everything Is Awesome", Lego Edit opens up his "Sample Bag" and offers up more hush-hush reworks from his seemingly endless collection. As usual, there are plenty of tried-and-tested treats to savour, from the tooled-up house take on Steely Dan classic "Do It Again" that is "Dee-Ly Stan" (see what he did there etc) and the filter-heavy disco-house thrust of "Jungle Track", to the hard-wired loop arrangements and booming bottom end of standout "Jazzy Track" and the sun-kissed afternoon pleasure of "Simply Jazz", a solos-laden romp through soul-jazz pastures tantalizingly tweaked to guarantee dancefloor pleasure.
Review: If you dig Masterworks Music's celebratory, feel-good approach to disco re-edits and reworks, we'd advise picking up this bulging, 26-track collection of killer cuts from the label's recent past. It begins with a superb disco-funk cut-up by The Funk District and ends with a smooth, rolling and glassy eyed boogie-era disco revision by Saskin S that's almost worth the admission price on its own. In between, you'll find a swathe of superb revisions from some of the edit scene's finest - South Beach Recycling, Hotmood, Chewy Edits and Dr Packer included - with the selected tracks variously touching on electrofunk, boogie, P-funk, Latino disco and super-sweet '80s soul.