This was recorded live a couple of weeks back at the Reverso 68 night
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
OUT IN NOVEMBER
1 Love Is The Drug / Roxy Music
2 Don't Turn It Off / 40 Thieves (Feat Qzen)
3 Voodoo Ray / A Guy Called Gerald
4 Love Honey / Sugardaddy
5 Secret Sunday Lover / 1gnition
6 Lady T / Crazy P
7 One Lifetime To Live / Gary Davis
8 Starlight / Escort
9 Oh Snap / Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield
10 Dirty Talk / Klein & MBO
11 Messages / OMD
12 Mercy / The Third Degree
Four years on and Greg Wilson finally finds time to complete this long-overdue sequel to his scene defining 2005 compilation.
Whilst Credit To The Edit Volume 1, bar a couple of exceptions, focused solely on tracks originally released in the 70's and 80's, Volume 2 brings things right up to date, with two thirds of the album made up of recordings from recent years, all of which have done the business for Greg in today’s clubs. Volume 1 connected the past to the present, Volume 2 provides a perfect illustration of how the present is being shaped by the past, with artists from both sides of the Atlantic producing great new tracks that take their inspiration from the type of music highlighted in the first volume, neatly serving to bring the project full circle in the process.
The current underground "Disco" scene, within which the re-edit plays a central role, is no longer purely the domain of an older audience who've delved back into what came before, having grown tired of the existing 4/4 formula that has dominated since the Rave explosion of the late 80's. Nowadays it's increasingly becoming the dance music of choice for a vibrant younger crowd who weren't born when many of the records played were originally released.
Greg explains; "When it comes to this scene that previously had no name, the original 70's Disco sound is but one of the ingredients that goes into the musical melting pot, for it's a far wider spectrum the DJ's are choosing their tunes from, taking in a whole span of styles including Boogie, Funk, Balearic, Cosmic, Electro-Funk, Italo, Hip Hop and other groove-based delicacies (House also features as part of the overall soundscape - as it was originally played during the mid-80's, in contrast to the 'all night long' monopoly that followed)."
An so Greg takes his (now digital!) scalpel to everything from Roxy’s timeless "Love is the Drug", adding two minutes of floor friendly funk to the original 7" version, to last year’s instant classic "Don’t Turn It Off" from San Frans’ 40 Thieves. "Voodoo Ray" get’s stretched into a 9 minute hypno edit, 1gnition’s 2008 favourite "Secret Sunday Lover" becomes a rump shaking instrumental, and Escorts’ "Starlight" gets stripped back to a groove and a sweet vocal hook.
Sugardaddy’s Levan influenced "Love Honey" , Nick Chacona / Anthony Mansfield’s "Oh Snap", ‘One Life Time To Live’ by Gary Davis, and Crazy P’s "Lady T" complete the contemporary roster, and anyone familiar with Gregs’ sets will have come across his his dynamic and respectful re- jigs of Klein and MBO’s iconic "Dirty Talk" and OMD’s "Messages". Closing out the second installment is The Third Degree’s ‘Mercy’, which perfectly illustrates the past / present balance of Greg’s approach with its retrofied take on Duffy’s recent hit, a fitting finale to an unforgettable compilation series.
Messages (GW version) - OMD
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Enjoy these two sublime slices of Deep and Vocal House - Both possess a moodiness that really floats my boat and seems to evoke emotion in the crowd when I play them too.
Perfect dance floor weapons to smooth out your audience whilst keeping them locked on.
DJ Dealer -My All (Hideo Kobayoshi Vocal Dub)
Stereotyp - Keepin Me (Fauna Flash Mix)
We touch down at The Gladstone on Lewis Road a week this Saturday from midday till 1am on Saturday 19th of September
We're ready, willing and able (we think) to give everyone one last outside party down the boozer before we all hibernate until next year
Thought it best to tell you that we have a marquee standing by for the outside part of the day if the weather turns odd plus both rooms inside the venue will be starting at 9pm with all manner of djs from some well loved and respected local venues joining us (see event details)
There's also a BBQ on all day if you get the munchies
If you haven't been to a Go Bang event before check out a video of people who have to see why we carry on doing these gatherings down the pub
Thank you for an amazing year whilst sticking by us as we tried to find a venue suitable for what we think we do best and you all enjoy
We had a few knock backs along the way but at last we've found that perfect space again, this time at The Gladstone on Lewis Road in Brighton
All that's needed now is to fill it with all of you nice folks and we're on for yet another good one
See you on the 19th as we give it one last go before our annual festival next year in 2010 which will be our 3rd one since we started in 2008
Take care, see you in a week or so
Affy, Ali plus all the crew at The Gladstone
Posted by Paul Budd at 10:29