Review: Vehicle's Edits out of sunny Moscow Russia coming at you with their Winter Ride series. Spend the night in from the snow and warm up on the dancefloor in sexy and slo-mo fashion with this bunch of brilliant edits for musical accompaniment. There's a handy edit of a certain famous rock 'n' roll classic on RS' "Give Me Shelter" (V's Uncovered mix), more of a deep disco house flavour on Brass Destruction's "Gotta Do It" (V's edit) and some spacey Italo disco grooves on Creative Force's "Who Is He To You" (V's Dadgummit edit). Elsewhere, there's some proper cosmic vibes that would warrant bringing out 'the herbs' for advanced effect while listening to the stellar Jahmad Amal "Acid Ride" (V's Get On The Boat version) and what would a set of classics be without the mandatory Don Sherry track, huh? They've got you covered on the splendid "Walker" (V's edit).
Review: In which the prolific Russian disco dinner ladies known as V's Edits serve up four more helpings of re-edit goodness. KC & The Sunshine's sax-tastic 'Black Water Gold' gets a little added Afro flava on 'Black Waters Hold' (without detracting from the original's superb jazzual musicality), Bob Marley's 'Is This Love' is reinvented as the party-starting 'Love And Treat You Right', Marvin Gaye gets the treatment on 'Funky Space' while 'Little Enough' (credited to Keith, source unknown) is an ultra-laidback jazz-funk groove built for warm-up or summer afternoon play.
Review: When operating under the V's Edits alias, re-edit maestro Valique can always be relied upon to bring the goods. It's little surprise, then, to find out that his latest collection of fresh cut-jobs - an epic affair featuring no less than 24 tracks - is packed to the rafters with high-grade fare. We don't have enough space to list all of the highlights, but we'd suggest checking out his rolling revision of Lee Dorsey's "Night People", the low-slung disco-funk heaviness of the Brass Construction rework ("Gotta Do It"), the intergalactic disco deepness of the Marvin Gaye revision ("Funky Space"), the lightly tooled-up, slowly unfurling take on Tom Browne's "Funkin For Jamaica" and the sweeping, string-laden disco brilliance of "Miracle (V's Edit)".
Review: In which no fewer than 24 rock and indie classics get reworked for the dancefloor. Admirably, the mysterious V avoids the temptation to simply whack a 4/4 kickdrum under everything - in fact, many of the cuts could better be described as remixes or reworkings rather than simple re-edits. Inevitably, some of the resulting concoctions work better than others - and which you think that applies to may depend on your views on the original source material - but if you're looking for a way to drag non-house/disco lovers onto the floor, this collection should serve you well.