If New York’s Roxy nightclub emerged from the colourful blocks of Brazil, there's no doubt these tracks would be the carnival sound clash heard on hard rotation. Brooklyn percussionist Eugene Tambourine, aka The Lemko Unlimited Orchestra, has created new renditions of disco hits, giving them the rhythmic going over they didn’t know they needed. It’s the artist’s tale of NYC clubbing in the 1980’s, infused with a raucous, fiery Latin attitude. A package expertly mixed by Darshan Jesrani.
‘Pathways’ is a mashup, interpolating hooks from Fingers Inc’s ‘A Path’ in clever combinations with Ralph Macdonald’s much sampled ‘The Path.’
You’ll no doubt recognise ‘K.G.E.T.’ from the original ‘K-Jee’ funk bomb by The Nite-Liters in 1971, later covered famously by MFSB. Eugene updates the tune with disco-era style, flowing live and carrying the torch onwards from the bands back in the day.
Stripped back ‘Versions’ have been recorded of both tracks, giving you raw drums & acidic brawn. These are dj dubs focused on the dance floor, the real deal from The Lemko Unlimited Orchestra on Balearic.
Phil Mison — 'Pathways is a top track!'
Leo Mas — 'Love it, Great release'
Andy Wilson - Ibiza Sonica — 'Great concept and execution'
Max Essa - 'Superb release! Love it!'
Brothers Grim - Pikes on Sundays — 'Loverly stuff once again. Will use all tracks this summer at Pikes'
Balearic Social — 'All round great little package'
Spiritland - 'Does it get any more summery than this?'
One Million Sunsets — 'Summers here!'
Willie Graff - 'Super original interpretations, Mr Tambourine can do no wrong'
Glass Coffee — 'Like an open window on a park full of fresh clean air! Stunning!'
Mike Salta - Music For Dreams Radio — 'What a brilliant idea. Organic, timeless renditions at its best'
Support from Jose Padilla, Max Essa, Kenneth Bager, Joe Morris, Clandestino, Balearic Ultras Radio, Willie Graff, Dee Montero, Breese, Dave Harvey, Chris Coco, Dream Chimney, Phil Mison, Balearic Social, Potato Head Bali, Glass Coffee, DJ Disse, Early Morning Breaks, Andy Baxter, Brothers Grim, Pikes on Sundays, Octagon Eyes, Ku De Ta Bali, Spiritland, Andy Wilson, Ibiza Sonica, Blank & Jones, Phil Cooper, Leo Mas, One Million Sunsets, PBR Streetgang, Private Agenda
Published: 1st August 2019