Every DJ needs their 'secret weapons' - those handfuls of killer versions or re-fixes, the classics reimagined by shadowy figures who know exactly what needs to be added (or subtracted) from well known or obscure tracks. These activities have long been a staple of the Disco world, think Francois K's incredible early 80's collages, Danny Krivit's DJ specials, Larry Levan's acetate-only special mixes - these are the things of dance music legend. Salsoul is a label that isn't afraid to embrace the new generation of contemporary producers who continue to be inspired by their genre defining catalogue, often drafting in the hottest underground names to rework the classics much to the delight of the newly initiated listener and the hardcore fan. Here we have such a project, a split 12" from 2 new school producers who have turned in some top shelf reworkings of Salsoul jams - German DJ and producer Phonk D gives us a bumpin' version of First Choice jam 'I Can Show You (Better Than I Can Tell You)' which was originally the B-side to 'Breakaway' in 1980. Taking the best parts and teasing them over almost 7 minutes of funk Phonk D crafts an essential dance-floor tool that will certainly get spin in any discerning dance. Over on the flip is a remix of 2 parts from Delphi. Usually making up on half of the infamous Tiger & Woods Delphi steps out on his own and drops a heavyweight version of The Salsoul Orchestra's early 80's Boogie jammer 'Take Some Time Out For Love'. Again, this is a respectful and tasteful take on an underground classic and Delphi adds just the right amount of special seasoning to make this one an all-out bomb! Having been road-tested thoroughly by Tiger & Woods in their DJ sets we can safely say these 2 new mixes hit the right spot for sure. All in all, some essential, fresh and exciting reworks that bring a new slant to the Salsoul catalogue that will undoubtedly have you dancing your ass off!
For listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! Remastered by Optimum Mastering. Artwork & design by Million Dollar Disco.
Published: 17th August 2018