Review: Russian re-edit Tsar, Valique, is marking the 50th release by his label, Vehicle, with this special fourth edition of The Boogie Box series. It's jam-packed with eight new scalpel jobs to enjoy. Highlights include the sizzling electro-funk of "The Surf" by Tyronson, the Rick James-style glitter-boogie of "Imagination" by BBQ Band, the tight, light swing of "At The Disco" and the tough, thumping punk-funk-house of "Shake" by Brass Destruction - a simmering, claustrophobic strutter. Here's to another 50 releases!
Review: When operating under the V's Edits alias, re-edit maestro Valique can always be relied upon to bring the goods. It's little surprise, then, to find out that his latest collection of fresh cut-jobs - an epic affair featuring no less than 24 tracks - is packed to the rafters with high-grade fare. We don't have enough space to list all of the highlights, but we'd suggest checking out his rolling revision of Lee Dorsey's "Night People", the low-slung disco-funk heaviness of the Brass Construction rework ("Gotta Do It"), the intergalactic disco deepness of the Marvin Gaye revision ("Funky Space"), the lightly tooled-up, slowly unfurling take on Tom Browne's "Funkin For Jamaica" and the sweeping, string-laden disco brilliance of "Miracle (V's Edit)".