Portuguese producer Lino "Alkalino" Rodriguez has proved to be a shrewd operator when it comes to the art of re-editing, successfully breathing new life into obscure and little-known disco material. Root Edits offers up seven more immaculate scalpel jobs. Opening with the string-drenched soul bump of "Lucky Fellow", Rodriguez offers up a slick selection of smooth and groovy dancefloor faves. Across the seven tracks, he variously touches on anthemic synth disco ("Jamming", a 'fixed' version of The Jammers' "Be Mine Tonight"), curious Italo (a strange cover of Ace's hoary rock classic "How Long"), disco-reggae, disco-rock and, most excitingly, slap bass-wielding 80s alt-disco. All are re-sculpted with the finesse of a true craftsman.
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