Review: Level up! The Discotheque Credits label welcomes disco don, maestro and wordsmith Simon LeSaint to its fold via the vocal brilliance of Lady Jane, a disco artist known for her connection to North Carolina's Chocolate Cholly's label. With deep keys, uplifting hand percussions and a dynamite backbeat, "Easy Ladies" really takes off when its extra kick drum hits, allowing Lady Jane's reverb-kissed vocals to take over and turn up the heat. Delivering some extra dramatic flair and ballroom vibes is the DC dub which fires in some extra snares to drastic effect supporting that highstreet, 1980s push. Checkpoint!
Review: Discotheque Credits has reached "Level Twelve" of their ongoing re-edit game. This time round, it's label newcomer Machine Disco giddily skipping through the synth-laden, 16-bit landscape on route to a showdown with the notoriously tricky end of level boss. There's two quests to keep us occupied on the way: the chunky, toughened-up, delay-laden electrofunk bliss of "Feel How You Love", where chiming synthesizer lead lines, Chic style guitars, echoing drum hits, glassy-eyed female vocal snippets, bold piano riffs and a weighty, almost acid style bassline act as enemies to vanquish on the way, and the thrusting, arpeggio-driven, Mario style romp that is "Music Makin". The latter excursion of a kaleidoscopic throb-job based on the instrumental sections of one of Morgan Geist and Darshan jesrani's favourite Gary's Gang cuts.
Review: NYC/London twosome Discotheque Credit is among the most eclectic of all re-edit outfits, with previous EPs touching on everything from the '80s synth-pop stylings of ABC, to the big beat-era electro of Les Rhythmes Digitales. Having reached Level 9 of their musical arcade adventure, the duo kicks things off with the hard-worn, mind-altering proto-house throb of "Burnt", where acid style electronics ride a snappy drum machine groove and undulating, Italo-style bassline. "Love Spy" sees them sneakily stitch together bits of an analogue house cover version of Cymade's "Bra", and the stripped-back dub of Was (Not Was) single "Spy In The House of Love". Sparse, rhythmic and chock full of heavy synth bass, it's something of a killer.
Review: Having spent the last 12 months showcasing his re-edit skills on Masterworks Music and Midnight Riot, Coutel joins the Discotheque Credits clan with "Backed Roots", an expert re-arrangement of Odyssey's cover of Lamont Dozier classic "Going Back To My Roots". It's cleverly done, with Coutel finally dropping the anthem-like vocals following an extended instrumental build-up. Label bosses Discotheque Credits serve up a complimentary 'Dub' that makes greater use of the source material's percussive passages and African-influenced vocal chants. At 11 minutes long, it's something of an epic, but retains interest throughout via great builds, drops and use of heavily percussive drum breaks.
Review: Step up player one this NYC/London duo have put some more credit in the arcade machine and it's your turn to check out their latest level of disco action. These two latest offerings are more in the mash-up category than before with "Booty (Night) Call" splicing Kavinsky with some sunkissed and shimmering electro-house. Better though is hearing Les Rhythmes Digitales reworked with a female vocal on "Lets Jacques", evoking memories of Mylo's Muscle Car in the process.
Review: Discotheque Credits are a New York/London production outfit who provide 'forward thinking instant disco credit for DJs'. Here on their second offering they serve up a seductive sax-heavy Balearic rework of two Godley and Creme tracks on "Ready for Ralph's Problem?" On the digital flipside we get "Love The Look", a seven-minute plus retweak of Trevor Horn's own dub mix of ABC's 80s pop classic "The Look Of Love" - here appearing as more stripped back and slinky electro-funk.