Review: It has been quite the musical transformation of Australian west coast legend Greg Packer. A veteran of Perth's electronic music scene, who long time championed the sounds of drum & bass/jungle for a couple of decades, he created the the Dr. Packer alias as an outlet for his new found love of disco and has since enjoyed some of the biggest success in his career thus far. Ahead of a full-length album coming on Glitterbox Recordings, the reigning king of disco re-edits presents four of his versions of soulful dancefloor favourites old and new, giving a flavour of what's to come from the LP. From the uplifting soul power of LaTrece's "I Want To Thank You" (Dr Packer Re Edit), a downright electrifying slo-mo take on a funky house classic to "Bad Habit" by ATFC featuring Lisa Millett, and Soul Rebels powerful 'I'll Be Good" featuring Lisa Miller.
Review: Here Z Records boss Joey Negro presents his own take on the everlasting 90s revival. Just like on all his other projects he's dug deeper to present gems the label say may have until now slipped under the garage doors (i.e. haven't yet been granted digital immortality). Highlights of these 26 rarities include Robert Owens' smooth n' sultry synth jam "Gotta Work", the bitchy disco of "Unique" by Danube Dance & Kim Cooper and the raw attitude of Mike Delgado's "The Murder Track". With this fine release, who needs a time machine?
Review: Originally released in 2007, Chicago heavyweight Ralphi Rosario released this pumping big room disco house tool which is reissued on digital in its three dubbed out versions. Another Windy City legend in the form of Lego: responsible for that anthem "El Ritmo De Verdad" back in the day appears, with his fierce and dusty rendition. The equally revered industry veteran from down under: Mr Greg Packer, dons his nu-disco alias again on a sparking dub remix of the previously mentioned version by Lego. Finally, it's back over to the locals in the form of 'Chicago's own' Jamie 3:26 with the "Disco Party Version" which does exactly what is says on the tin: we particularly enjoyed this one.