Review: The Dessert Island Discs series continues with yet more arch remixes from across the disco and boogie spectrum. Bubbles The Pimp kicks off the A side with a tasteful treatment of Gil Scott Heron's "Winter In America," which gets rustled up into a sweet and sassy house number with a cheeky acid b-line underneath. Nelly Wilson whips up a storm on the tightly clipped, peak time-oriented "Trapped & Confused". Pierre Pressure's "Love & Beyond" takes it easy on the B side with plenty of fluttering synth wobbles to offset the choppy funk of the guitar - it's a cosmically enhanced floor burner to get you all astral under the collar.
Review: After the 4 young producers completed their second Hamburg residency, they enjoyed increasing popularity in Liverpool with the growing re-edit movement. However, they were also growing tired of the monotony of numerous appearances at the same clubs night after night. In November 2018, during one of the group's frequent performances at Sugar Night Club, they encountered Driller, a local record-label owner and club owner. He later recalled: "I immediately liked what I heard. They were fresh, and they were honest, and they had what I thought was a sort of presenceA... star quality.
Review: If you need sweet and sticky pudding to satisfy the most gluttonous palettes in the party, leave it to Dessert Island Discs to bring the three course meal home. They're back with another two pastry chefs well versed in the art of disco glazed delicacies, kicking off with Herb Flavour's full-fat funk rub up "The Real Thing". It's bold and voluptuous and more than a little celebratory. Meanwhile on the flip Ted Empleton gets busy with the honey-coated perfection of Candido's "Jingo" which he re-bakes as a feisty house stomper, "Dingo Jingo". This is some seriously delicious business that will have the masses rubbing their bellies with approval, best believe.
Review: Dessert Island Disc's 10th release features a brilliant disco gem from the mighty Rahaan on the A side while the B throws up another Aussie local with his own label but going under the pseudonym of Ted Empleton. Both tracks laid out for a friendly tour of any dance floor with a Disco Bent. They don't last long - no digital release either so grab a copy before they're all gone and going for ridiculous money on Discogs!
Pappi Del Pancake & Claude Von Reefer - "Gimme Wat U Got"
Review: For the latest edition of the intriguing Dessert Islands Discs re-edit series, the label has called upon the well-renowned scalpel talents of German-in-Amsterdam Marcel Vogel, AKA Em Vee. The Double Denim-sporting eccentric drops another gem in the shape of "White Heat Shake It Out (Edit)", a bouncy and seductive disco chop-job that makes great use of the source material's bustling groove and steamy, spoken word vocals. On the flip, lesser-known re-edit heads Papi Del Pancake and Claude Von Reefer take up the challenge. Their "Gimme What You Got" has a little more deep house shuffle, but retains the key instrumentation and feel of a sumptuous disco-soul jam.