Review: Original Montreal selector Ouimet follows up his inaugural edit volume release last summer with three more classically crafted edits. Full floor focus, uptempo and deeply dug, they tick every box you'd expect from one of the original disco pioneering DJs. "Come Party" is a call to action, full horns and feels running throughout. "Where's Eugene" asks all the important questions over a rampant slap bass freak out while "Rob Can't Stop" brings us to an exultant climax with rolling drums and more slap bass that's so rude it should come with a health warning. Don't say yes, say oui!
Review: Robert Ouimet - the Godfather of Montreal disco - puts his magic touch on three tracks for British disco label Basic Fingers. A DJ/producer since the early '70s, Ouimet was a regular contributor to The Steede Report (published from 1975 to 1979) writing a column dedicated to the recent arrivals of imported records, in addition to his role as a disc jockey. He was also responsible for remixing Francine McGhee's vocal/instrumental mixes of "Feeling Good" and "Delirium", which both charted in the UK in 1977, as well as also Gino Soccio's "The Visitors" - having been a consultant to the fellow Montrealer on his first three LP's.
Review: From humble beginnings, putting on parties in an Albanian dive bar in in the city's east end, Toronto's Patchouli Brothers have gone on to hit the big time - holding a residency at rotating disco The Piston called Beam Me Up. Their second 12" for UK label Basic Fingers features two cuts which capture the fervent energy of their popular shindig. On the first side we have "Shout On" which is a low slung funk jam that features a wicked horns section, groovy conga drums and a super sleazy vocal delivery. On the flip side we have the sun-kissed and life affirming soul power of "My Love", a respectful edit which will light up the dancefloor - just wait until that soaring church organ comes rushing in.
Review: Debut fire from Toronto's Patchouli Brothers. "Wicked One" leads us not into temptation with a clam-tight groove and heaven-sent gospel vocals belting on all the right peaks. "Magic Rhythm (Of Love)" raises the tempo and intensity even higher with some turbo disco funk that's dynamically edited with layered breakdowns and sudden bursts of energy just when they're needed. Deeply dug, cleverly spliced... Roll on volume two!