Review: When you hear people talk about 'boogie', it's largely thanks to the music that resides on the catalogue of the SAM label, some to some of the most blazing electro-disco bangers from the '80s. Standing undisputed as one of the founding labels for the genre, Doris Duke's cover of Marlena Shaw's "Woman Of The Ghetto" is the perfect balance between soul and something else, something murkier, deeper, with a more electronic edge. Both the vocal and the instrumental cuts are serious weapons for any dance floor, and although they might be relatively slower compared to other SAM joints, they're still as sexy as hell...
Review: Danny Krivit's fine re-edit of Gary's Gang classic "Let's Lovedance Tonight" first surfaced on Nervous Records back in 2007, and has been something of an in-demand item with disco DJs ever since. This, then, is a more than welcome reissue. The genius of Krivit's scalpel job is that it merely emphasizes the sections of the original that dancefloors want to hear; specifically, the acoustic guitar and organ-heavy groove, killer drum breaks and winding saxophone lines. It's simple but devilishly effective. For those seeking the full vocal experience, the original 1979 12" version is included on the flip.
Review: Moroder affiliates K.I.D stormed the disco scene in 1980 with their debut long player Don't Stop on New York imprint Sam. This was the second single to come from the album in 1981 and "Don't Stop" has had the Dickens sampled out of it ever since; the big trancy arpeggio still sounding obese and the big chorus funk still wholly infectious 35 years later. Flip for "Do It Again" for a more upbeat disco dynamic.
This Beat Is Mine (Kon groove - Caserta Can Have It dub) (6:36)
This Beat Is Mine (original 12" mix) (5:54)
This Beat Is Mine (12" instrumental mix) (5:31)
This Beat Is Mine (acapella) (5:53)
Review: Stone cold disco boogie classic from 1981 with arguably the finest slap bass solo Sam Records ever pressed to wax gets the five star treatment from premier league editor Kon. Arresting our attention in all the right places on both the clean cut edit and the dubbier "Caserta Can Have It" version, once again Kon reminds us of his matchless craft. Also included are the original 12", instrumental and acapella. What a package... This beat is yours.