Review: Some seriously sweet ass edits again courtesy of the discerning Discoalition authority, a label based in Bordeaux (France) and managed by head honcho SEEN ON TV. First up A Digital Needle takes the razor to Bruni Pagan's 1979 digger's delight "Fantasy", UK heroes Imagination get an ergonomic edit too, but for DJ use only with Rare Cuts' version of their 1981 classic "So Good". Finally "One And Only" by Coutel has those feel good, summertime, soul disco vibes with a loop taken from a particular classic but we don't kiss and tell on this one: keep diggin'!
Review: Earlier in the year, Afro-fired dancefloor fusionists Afriquoi returned to action after a three-year absence with Time Is A Gift We Share All The Time, one of their strongest and most vibrant EPs to date. Here they present an alternative take on the EP featuring four new reworks from some of their favourite producers. Hagan steps up first to turn 'Acid Attack' into a deep, soulful chunk of Afro-bruk brilliance, before Bruno Hovart delivers a brilliant Afro-disco-meets-jazz-funk style Voilaaa revision of 'Ndeko Solo' that's full of densely layered percussion and jazzy keys. The Parce remix of 'Bayeke' is an up-tempo, bass-heavy Afro-house shuffler, while Village Cuts offer a more organic, tropical-sounding house revision of Congolese guitar showcase 'Sam Sam'.