Review: UK re-edit label Moton Inc. present more late night boogie down antics the way the man upstairs intended and courtesy of two undisputed experts. The first is Greg Belson: a veteran known as the 'go to authoritarian for gospel soul music', compiler of the Divine Disco series and host of the Divine Chord Gospel Show on LA's dublab.com. He teams up with Paulo Fulci: a DJ and producer out of Bristol who some of you may know from his work as part of the Situation edit crew. Some crafty resplices on offer here: the A side features the funky and lo-slung life affirmer "The Problem Solver, while on the flip there's an uplifting dose of classic disco on "Brand New Feelin'" and some good ol' fashioned soul power as heard on "Try Love".
Review: Over the years Moton - the label run by Darren House aka Diesel and Dave Jarvis - has become synonymous with releasing great quality edits from a range of amazing producers. Their 43rd release is no different, offering up two glorious edits ready made for the dancefloor. On the A side we have the lo-slung and sensual slow burner that is "Cuffari" (Make The World Larger Than Me) that is powered along by a powerful vocal performance that will have you singing along in no time! On the flip, things get down to a funky groove on the late night boogie-down vibe of "Dancing (Jumbo)" edited by Lumberjacks In Hell's Marcel Vogel.
Review: Not all re-edit series' are created equal. The Moton Records Inc, series - one of the longest running in the world, these days - has consistently delivered high-grade re-rubs free of tame studio trickery. Predictably, there's more brilliance to be found throughout the hush-hush label's latest three-track missive, which is the work of London scene stalwart Dave Jarvis and fellow Love Vinyl shop-worker Jake Holloway. A-side "Morning Shunt", a brilliant rearrangement of a little-known Afro-disco cut that comes on like Fela Kuti covering "Don't Leave Me This Way", is the clear standout, though B-side jams "Jacques Theme" - a sort of William Onyeabor goes to Cuba throw-down - and "The Bandit" (Balearic brilliance with funk style drum breaks) are also excellent.
Review: London's Moton have spent the last 20 years moving aimlessly and idly without fixed direction through their music collection to bring you great edits and are still going strong. They return with two huge edits by gospel/soul music authoritarian Greg Belson and veteran edit crew/Situation member Paulo Fulci. Now as 'Divine Situation', Belson & Fulci are returning to the underground sound with a slew of edits, starting with these back to back club-tested heavy hitters. Exquisite woodwind and brass sections, silky strings and classic disco vocals all wrapped up into classic cuts, already road tested to perfection by the duo.
Review: Red Greg, on Moton, delivers a trio of edits of obscure cuts from his seemingly endless record collection. Ten-minute A-side "Movin" is an undulating disco treat built around a killer bassline, twinkling melodies, punchy orchestration and one hell of a female vocal. On the flip you'll find the jaunty, horn-heavy disco-funk bump of "Desire", a superb rework of a barely known, bilingual gem, and the spiraling Caribbean disco-funk insanity that is peak-time workout/synthesizer wig-out "Trinidad Duke". All three edits have been "secret weapons" for the dusty-fingered DJ for some time, and can now be yours for less than nine English pounds. What's not to like?