It seems that 2011 has been the year of the re-edit – yes re-edits have been around since the mid 80’s (another heyday) or even earlier as early DJ remixes from Greg Wilson and Larry Levan were mostly just tape re-edits. But the current taste for nu-disco and chillwave/frosty echoed 80’s sampling ambience has put re-edits back on the map.
Talking of Larry Levan, current pretender to his throne of the disco re-edit is Gay Marvine. Only recently heard of him probably because until the last year or so his hyper limited 12″s were indeed as secret as a darkroom…but now the recent volumes and Greatest Fixes LP are available digitally on the likes of iTunes, Beatport (where I discovered him) and Boomkat. Highly recommended is his 3rd Gender 12″ and Greatest Fixes…taking such oft remixed likes of Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran, Sylvester, Kate Bush, Heaven 17 and Sister Sledge and giving them a modern re-rub that doesn’t sound too repetitive, but adds something new.
If this gets you all steamed up, then check into the bath house via the mix above, and don’t forget your towel!*
* yes I can’t believe I just wrote that either A career in PR awaits…not!