Review: Not one week from their last Disco Cakes release, Defkline and Red Polo return on sister label Hot Cakes for another pair of rambunctious party bangers. "Oh Sevre! Look What You Done" sees the pair rework Julio Bashmore's ubiquitous hit "Au Seve" to fine effect across two versions. The "Breakbeat Garage" version does exactly what it says on the tin, cutting up that infectious bassline and giving it a touch more bite, while the drum & bass mix ramps things with a crazy tempo and thick subs. If such a thing is possible, Defkline & Red Polo have actually improved on the original.
Review: If anyone can fuse Q-Tip, Busta and Sister Sledge, it's the Disco Cakes head honchos Defkline and Red Polo. In fact their baking is so sweet they've cooked up two versions; a funk-fuelled disco jam and a swaggering, breakbeat-heavy hip-hop version. Naturally both cuts are so tasty your dancefloor will be munching out of the palm of your hand. Further on we're punched with a bass-battered nu-funk version of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N Roll" and sweet-talked by the sexy dancehall version of early 90s hip-hop crew K7 on "Come Baby Come". Yummy.
Review: The poorly pseudonymed players Defkline and Polo get their mitts on Alex Care's "Too Close", giving it two royal club makeovers. Taking the track that's largely famous for being on Microsoft's latest advert, the breakbeat mix eschews the dubstep bass of the original in favour of spiky acid stabs, lush keys and a mild electro twang to the bass. Very well played. Meanwhile on the dubstep version we find a much more drama-drenched vibe as the duo add more emphasis on Alex's emotional vocal chords and even throw in a little acoustic guitar plucks before the big old wobble kicks in. Which version is best? Well it's "Too Close" to say!