Borrowed Identity - Homesick #3
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)