Review: Buenos Aires nu-disco label Heartbeat Revolutions dropped the Music Fever EP by Ccccchaves earlier this year. Now it's back in remixed form and sounding as good ever. "Dirty Disco" has been turned into glistening, synth drenched electro-disco by Phunktastike, "Funky Dancefloor" gets twisted into very early '80s Duran Duran (with plenty of killer slap bass) by Julian Sanza and finally the title track gets stretched into an irresistible seven-minute slab of percolating electro-disco-house by Future Feelings.
Review: Heartbeat Revolutions, the Buenos Aires-based label headed up by Julian Sanza of Silver City/Spirals fame, serve up another of their occasional re-edit EPs. First to get the treatment is Gilberto Gil's 'Toda Mehina Bahiana' from 1979, followed by Eddy Grant's 'Electric Avenue' from 1982. The source for Chuckie Stronger's 'Doing It' is unidentified but clearly hails from the 80s boogie era, while 'Two Sisters' draws on Roy Ayers' 'Kwajilori' (a late 70s recording released in 2005) and finally William DeVaughan's 'Be Thankful For What You Got' (1974) gets speeded up and injected with a lil' Latin flava on 'Just Be'.
Review: There's something slightly uncomfortable about the original version of "Mocking Bird". While there's no argument that it's seductively deep - thanks, in no small part, to the intoxicating, delay-laden vocals of Little Neve White - the beats and musical backing are strangely wonky. This is not a criticism, as the effect is hugely impressive. Phunktastlike offers a bouncy nu-disco remix built around an almighty synth bassline and "the Chicken Lips noise" (listen to any of their old tracks and you'll know what we mean), while 2020 Vision regular Julian Sanza re-casts the original as a soaring deep-house/bittersweet synth-pop fusion.