The current music industry obsession with throwing 10 remixes at every single release does make me despair sometimes.
Flicking through the pile of promos on the desk I have to wonder whether the world was made a better place by the nine remixes of Royksopp’s ‘Girl and The Robot’ or could all that time and energy have been better spent elsewhere.
Were we really worse off in the days when you had one version and if the label was feeling generous an extended 12″ mix? Maybe we should boycott the endless stream of remixes, re-edits and mash ups and just let tunes stand on their own tow feet.
Anyway there’s always someone ready to come along and spoil a good moan, take Chic’s – I Want Your Love. Pretty fucking untouchable as disco classics go, end of discussion.
Then along comes Moodymann and bang you have the awesome slice of disco house that is ‘I Can’t Kick This Feeling When It Hits’.
Job done, we reiterate no more need be said. Except next up is Todd Terje with his edit of the track, ok he’s basically just extended it a bit, added some loops and filters, but it causes pandemoniom on the dancefloor and mixes into nearly any other track like a dream so we’ll give him a pass this time.
But seriously unless Blackout Crew wanted to stick a donk on it that really should have been the end of the matter.
So basically what I’m saying is that when another ‘I Want Your Love’ re-edit dropped onto the virtual mat the other week, it quickly sank down the inbox like a rotten whale. Which was stupid of me really as when I actually gave it a listen it was one of the best things I’d heard all week.
Looping that instantly recognisible opening bar our re-editor Bogdan has pulled off a neat trick, keeping it looped under he brings in some tropical drums, a fleck of inspired balearic guitar and before you know it you’re hard pressed to remember it’s a re-edit at all.
In fact the only bit that jars is when the track kicks in properly, the hypnotic opening section is so good I could happily just have seen that bit extended and built upon for a good 5-6 minutes alone.
If you like the sound of that then you’re in luck as Bogdan was DJ’ing alongside In Flagranti the other week and some bright spark recorded his (own) edit heavy set which you can pick up from here.
I’d like to also add that regardless of what I said at the start of this post, Slutty Fringe are available for any remix requests…