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: Following a host of releases with his Sunburst Band, Z Records boss Joey Negro is back to perhaps what's he's best known for: spinning light and soulful disco house. This second in the series kicks off with the handbaggy "Smile" by Mistura and take in thumping diva business "Every Day Of The Week", sublime techy house "Life Is So Strange", unsullied authentic disco "Power To The People", acid-jazz on "Better Things To Come" and the phaser-heavy, electro-boogie of "Begun To Love".
Review: By now, we should all be aware of Ron Hall and the Muthafunkaz "The Way You Love Me", a 2006 soulful house treat that really started to dominate dancefloors two years later thanks to Dimitri From Paris's disco-fired "T.S.O.P" rework. For this edition, the storied Parisian producer has delivered a "Glitterbox Retouch" of his now legendary remix that's arguably even more satisfying than his previous Philadelphia International style re-rub. Arguably even better is Tom Moulton's new "Philly Regrooved" revision. This 13-minute beast contains all manner of superb instrumental solos (vibraphone, jazz guitars etc.), takes nearly five minutes to introduce the vocals and feels like the definitive version o a contemporary disco classic.