Review: When it comes to delivering fresh interpretations of classic disco hits in the traditional Tom Moulton style (I.E use the original multi-track parts and only add limited new elements), there are few producers quite as adept as Dave Lee AKA Joey Negro. Further proof arrives here in the shape of two fresh revisions of vintage Ashford and Simpson gems. On side A Lee tackles "Found a Cure", delivering a driving vocal dub that wisely emphasizes the duo's sublime vocals and the track's inherent soaring disco instrumentation. He changes tack slightly on side B, offering a hands-in-the-air disco-house rub of "Love Don't Make It Right" that's more feelgood than a sloppy hug from your partner and twice as exciting.
Review: 23 years have passed since Blue Boy (AKA Scottish producer Lex Blackmore) delivered one of the biggest club and radio hits of summer 1997, the Marlena Shaw-sampling "Remember Me". Here the familiar favourite is given a new lease of life via a pair of fresh 2020 re-rubs. David Penn steps up first, expertly layering sustained Wurlitzer organ chords, gospel-style, clipped disco guitars, piano riffs and the famous vocal sample over a thickset, 21st century house groove. Frank Rizaro's remix is even heavier, with Shaw's vocalizations riding a beat that's closer to tribal techno than deep house. The head-nodding, toe-tapping original 1997 mix completes a rock-solid package.
You're Gonna Want Me Back (Moplen Disco mix) (8:19)
You're Gonna Want Me Back (Moplen reprise) (5:23)
Review: "You're Gonna Want Me Back" was a hit in 1981 for Delia Renee, and with good reason. It's a fierce burner loaded with Philly strings, an early 80s stomp and Renee's formidable midrange performance - a defiant protest track to make anyone feel untouchable. Now that highly skilled disco edit wizard Moplen has got his mitts on the parts and teased out the track with two deadly versions for High Fashion. There's a straight-up "Disco Mix" on the A side which treats the original with care, and the "Moplen Reprise" on the flip which gets more adventurous with the ingredients, still keeping one foot firmly in the heart and soul of the track. Powerful stuff to set any dancefloor ablaze.