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: 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!
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!