Review: This suite of reworks of SunPalace's much-admired early '80s jazz-funk obscurity 'Rude Movements' may well be the biggest remix package we've ever seen, thoagh it should be noted that many of the reworks are available in short and extended takes. Either way, there's much to enjoy, from the warming, solo-laden deep house brilliance of Moodymann's revisions and the sparkling, kaleidoscopic Opolopo takes (proper dancefloor jazz-funk for house-heads), to the 11-minute, synth-heavy bliss of Francois K's SATS Dub Extended Version and the sun-drenched Latin house of Frankie Feliciano's delicious rework. Elsewhere, the 'Atmosphere' mix is a starry ambient delight and Kenny Dope's various revisions boast the toughest, bounciest percussion programming.
Review: First recorded and released in 1983, Sun Palace's 'Rude Movements' is rightly revered as a genuine jazz-funk classic - a deep, spiritual gem whose mix of bubbly drum machine percussion, deep chords and liquid solos still sounds like an early blueprint for what would later become deep house. For that reason, it seems fitting that these new remixes of the track come from two bona house legends. Moodymann excels himself on his version, which adds a wealth of complimentary new solos (flute, piano etc) to a subtly beefed-up tweak of the track's killer groove. Kenny Dope delivers a more revolutionary rework which wraps the track's mazy synth solos, heady chords and toasty bass around crunchy, loose-limbed jazz breaks. It's magical, just like Sun Palace's '83 original mix.