My Forbidden Lover (Dimitri From Paris 12" version) (6:30)
I Feel Your Love Comin' On (Dimitri From Paris remix) (8:16)
My Forbidden Lover (Dimitri From Paris instrumental) (6:29)
I Feel Your Love Comin' On (Dimitri From Paris instrumental) (8:15)
Review: It was 2010 when Dimitri From Paris first got his hands on the parts to some of Chic's biggest hits, with some of the resultant revisions appearing on an expansive "Chic Organization" box-set. Glitterbox has been reissuing them all over a series of 12" singles, with this volume boasting the Parisian's vocal and instrumental versions of both "My Forbidden Lover" and "I Feel Your Love Comin' On". The latter is a deliciously dubbed out affair that pushes the track's heavy electrofunk-meets-disco-funk groove to the fore, with flashes of Nile Rodgers' razor-sharp guitar riffs and echoing vocal snippets rising and falling throughout the mix. It's the versions of "My Forbidden Lover", complete with stunning orchestral breakdowns and extended instrumental breaks, that really set the pulse racing, though.
CHIC - "I Want Your Love" (Dimitri From Paris remix) (8:35)
Sister Sledge - "Thinking Of You" (Dimitri From Paris remix) (6:36)
CHIC - "I Want Your Love" (Dimitri From Paris instrumental) (8:33)
Sister Sledge - "Thinking Of You" (Dimitri From Paris instrumental) (6:09)
Review: There are very few editors who could give Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards revisions respectful enough to release but Dimitri From Paris most definitely has the credentials and class. As proved by last year's Chic Remix album on which 10 of Rodgers & Edwards got the precision Parisian kiss. Here are two of the many highlights in full 12" form. Chic's "I Want Your Love" gets a perky energy boost in the kicks while Sister Sledge's "Thinking Of You" retains all the smouldering emotion with a subtle nudge towards both the bedroom and the dancefloor. Loaded with the instrumentals on the B, Glitterbox have delivered once again.
Till The World Falls (feat Mura Masa, Cosha & Vic Mensa) (5:18)
Boogie All Night (feat NAO) (3:29)
Sober (feat Craig David & Stefflon Don) (3:08)
Do You Wanna Party (feat LunchMoney Lewis) (3:22)
State Of Mine (It's About Time) (feat Philippe Saisse) (4:44)
I Dance My Dance (3:28)
Dance With Me (feat Hailee Steinfeld) (3:30)
"New Jack" Sober (feat Craig David & Stefflon Don - Teddy Riley version) (3:10)
I Want Your Love (feat Lady Gaga) (4:56)
Queen (feat Elton John) (3:57)
Review: When co-founder Bernard Edwards passed away in 1996, it seemed unlikely that Nile Rodgers would have the stomach to record another Chic album. Yet here we are, two decades later, with Rodgers and his reborn Chic collective enjoying a career renaissance. "It's About Time", the first Chic album since 1992, is an all-star affair, with Rodgers calling on the services of a range of high-profile pals - Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga and Craig David included - to sing or rap over backing tracks that draw on sounds and styles dominant during the band's near 50-year career. That means there are plenty of nods to disco, of course, but also new jack swing, hip-hop, R&B, boogie, synth-pop, house, '80s soul and much, much more.