Review: Special Edition's first release was arguably one of the strongest re-edit EPs of recent times, with Italian newcomer Kiu D delivering a trio of killer dancefloor reworks. It's a tough act to follow, but old pals Dicky Trisco and Peza are more than up to the job on this delayed follow-up. "Clean Up The Line" makes great use of crunchy, guitar-laden loops from Sweet's "Funk It Up", combining these with bouncy house drums and occasional bursts of electronic effects to create a strutting dancefloor banger. Flip for "Take A Trip", which fuses bits from a deep disco classic with brand new, nu-disco flavoured synths and some gentle - if sharp - acid lines.
Review: Italian upstart Kiu D serves up a three course banquet of high cholesterol edits. For starters we're presented with a heart-attack inducing deep fried platter of greasy synths as Rocker's Revenge's "Walking On Sunshine" gets the full fat treatment. For mains we're served "Disco Brains"; the audio equivalent of a 20oz steak, it has the juiciest, rarest boogie bassline this side of Manhattan. For dessert we're treated to the sweetest of treats as the smooth-yet-unrelenting "Calm Before The Storm" ebbs and flows softly thanks to lavish piano strokes and a peppering of syrupy jazz elements. What a feast. What a debut release.