Review: We're not sure if Gil Scott Heron ever found himself stood on an Ibizan tabletop, utterly off his nut and singing praises to the throbbing sunrise, but the mesmerising DJ Vas re-edit of this GSH tune is evidence enough for us. Elsewhere he ain't bad either - subjecting some disco-era Herbie Hancock to heavy filtering frolics, getting his nasty groove on applying some proto EBM vibes to some killer funk cuts on "The Price" and winding up with some hands-in-the-air, sunny French Touch-style thrills on "Sweet Power Your Embrace".
Review: Wisely, house legend Kerri Chandler has used the opportunity provided by this DJ Kicks mix to showcase some of his greatest influences and inspirations. For the most part, that means a slick selection of soul, jazz-funk, disco and boogie gems, with highlights including the dubbed-out, synth-heavy early electro/hip-hop fusion of Fantasy Three's "It's Your Rock (Instrumental)", the sumptuous, solo-heavy bounce of Andre Seccarelli's "Shock Number 1" and the sensual modern soul warmth of The Foreign Exchange's body. Throw in a wealth of specially created interludes, an exclusive Chandler production (the spaced-out Afro-dub deepness of "Stop Wasting My Time") and one of the Innerzone Orchestra's greatest moments (acoustic soul cover "People Make The World Go Round") and you have a suitably superb collection.