Review: Calling all soulful house lovers - this one's a must, as Swedish disco maestro Opolopo takes on 'Crazy World', a 2006 cut from UK soul veteran Kenny Thomas. There's not a huge amount to tell you mix-wise, Opolopo's rerub coming accompanied simply by a matching instrumental, but if you're searching for authentically soulful vibes this week then the sheer quality of both Thomas's vocal and Opolopo's production make 'Crazy World' hard to beat. Special mention should also be made of that cheeky lil' shufflin' bassline - could listen to that on a loop all day!
Review: Although best-known for his remixes and multi-track re-edits, Dr Packer occasionally delivers high-quality original productions that are well worth your attention. 'I Found Lovin', his latest attempt, is a retro-futurist as you'd expect, with late '80s UK soul man Kenny Thomas adding his distinctive vocals to a sparkling, life-affirming cut that reminded us to the 1988 NYC house productions of exiled Brit Paul Simpson. The presence of colourful, D-Train style synths and ear-catching Nile Rodgers style guitars amongst the piano-rich classic house grooves is further explored on the accompanying 'Dubstrumental Mix', which boasts the same smiling, hands-in-the-air feel as the Australian producer's impeccable original version.