Review: By now, we should all be aware of Ron Hall and the Muthafunkaz "The Way You Love Me", a 2006 soulful house treat that really started to dominate dancefloors two years later thanks to Dimitri From Paris's disco-fired "T.S.O.P" rework. For this edition, the storied Parisian producer has delivered a "Glitterbox Retouch" of his now legendary remix that's arguably even more satisfying than his previous Philadelphia International style re-rub. Arguably even better is Tom Moulton's new "Philly Regrooved" revision. This 13-minute beast contains all manner of superb instrumental solos (vibraphone, jazz guitars etc.), takes nearly five minutes to introduce the vocals and feels like the definitive version o a contemporary disco classic.
Review: Following fine outings from Fort Knox Five, the Allergies, Smoove and Marc Hype, amongst others, Bomb Strikes' reliable Funk N' Beats compilation series returns with rising star X-Ray Ted at the controls. In keeping with the series' heavyweight, funk-fuelled style, the Bristol-based DJ and beat-maker has gathered together a killer collection of soul, hip-hop and funk club cuts, with a smattering of more laidback numbers to keep things fresh. Highlights are plentiful throughout, with our picks including the boom-bap brilliance is Aldo Vanucci's tidy remix of 'All Down' by Mr Doris and D-Funk, the dancefloor jazz heaviness of Nostalgia 77's 'Changes', the cut-and-paste craziness of Double Dee & Steinski's 'Jazz' and the disco-funk masterclass that is X-Ray Ted's own 'Party Time'.