Limited repress for this mighty double header of highly sought after disco funkrarities from TC James and his Fist-O-Funk Orchestra.
Originally released on the tiny Fist-O-Funk label out of NYC, this impossible-to-find 12” boasts the incredible tripped-out Walter Gibbons mix of ‘Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin’).
Weighing in at an impressive 11 minutes, this mix bears all the Gibbons hallmarks, - wild psychedelic synth sections, stretched out breaks and an amazing hypnotic dancefloor groove that never lets up the pressure for a second - immense! Flip over for the magnificent Saverese mix of ‘Bumpsies Whipping Cream', a funky-as-hell disco track filled with soaring guitar riffs, b-boy friendly percussion breaks and some very ecstatic female vocals.
a. Get Up On Your Feet (Keep On Dancin')
b. Bumpsies Whipping Cream
Two brand-new hard electro-funk jams for poplockers from label boss Ed DMX.
Sure to be popular with funk and boogie revivalists as well as electro and breakdance fans.
Funk Steps features a sparse, handclap-heavy beat, an arabian-style synth hook, some very greasy guitar playing and a vocoder lead vocal imploring the listener to get down and do their thing on the dancefloor.
Space Fonk is an uptempo synth-funk number with squelchy synth bass, vocoder hook and live tambourine and guitar. Moogs and lazer zaps all over this one.
Ed DMX continues to DJ & perform live around the world: recent bookings include Bloc Weekend, Batofar in Paris, Berghain in Berlin and many more.
a. Funk Steps
b. Space Fonk
Since launching in early 2014, the Hong Kong-based Homesick series - an offshoot of Cliche Records - has provided disco DJs with some of the strongest edits of recent times; reverential but floor-friendly reworks that get the right balance between re-mastered original parts and house-friendly additional beats.
This third volume comes from Borrowed Identity, a house producer whose edits and productions have appeared on an impressive list of labels.
These four reworks are predictably tidy, soulful and groovy, with familiar disco and soul staples being given loose but heavy rearrangements.
Picking highlights is tough given the high quality threshold, but we're particularly taken with the vibraphone-laden party shuffle of "Run Run Run" and low-slung Afro-disco strut of "You Can't Change A Man".
a1. Run Run Run (Borrowed Identity edit)
a2. Sweet Love (Borrowed Identity edit)
b1. Musique (Borrowed Identity edit)
b2. You Can't Change A Man (Borrowed Identity edit)