Review: Phil Pot is, as far as we can make out, a relative newcomer to the scene, with just a couple of re-edit EPs (also on We Mean Disco!!) to his name. Now he serves up seven more of 'em, albeit the only one we can identify the source of is 'Cocaine', which reworks Escort's nu-disco take on the Dillinger reggae classic. The rest of the album seems mostly to mine late 70s/early 80s Eurodisco for inspiration, with lots of foreign language vocals and lounge-y flourishes - the most notable exception to the slightly fromage-tastic rule being 'Liebe', which is a proper disco-house energy booster and no mistake, guv'nor.
Review: Like many in the re-edits game, Phil Pot seems to like to keep his true identity quiet, but here he serves up a trio of re-edits for WE MEAN DISCO!! that definitely warrant a listen. 'Simply Red' bites Hucknall & Co's 'Something Got Me Started', and you can make your own mind up about that one! But 'Baby' gives Kid Creole's classic 'I'm A Wonderful Thing (Baby)' a superb makeover complete with Levan/Cowley-style use of FX, and as for 'Groovy Groove'? No idea as to the source, but no matter because once that looped vocal gets going, it's pretty much irresistible!
Review: The We Mean Disco label has long boasted about their affinity for the work of Larry Levan. Here, they deliver an EP of "re-imaginings" of tracks that became anthems at the Paradise Garage. There are a trio of remakes of NYC Peech Boys' killer "Don't Make Me Wait", with Oscar R's surprisingly faithful, piano-heavy "Take 1 Reprise" edging out Phil Pot's more nu-disco influenced "Original Dating Groove" in the "best version" stakes. The EP's other two moments offer more straight-up disco thrills, with "Damn Damn Damn (All Night Long)" delivering some deliciously throaty disco-funk for peaktime floors.