Review: Ron Hardy's edit vaults just keep on supplying and you keep on buying. The RDY series now stands at number 31 and its still nothing but vintage tweaking. The musicality and instrumental frenzy of Willie Bobo's "Always There" enjoys a full celebration, Al Di Meola's Italo trip "Sequencer" undergoes a muscular cosmic touch while "Bpm Trax" pushes us close to the edge. Just try not to lose your heads.
Review: Are you ready? Of course you are... The RDY collection strides into its 40s with three crucial timecapsules that were championed by the one and only Ron. German space boogiers Bamboo take the lead with a Cerrone-style style cosmic romp while Brian Biggs' "AEO 1 & 2" (as featured on David Mancuso's legendary Loft compilation) takes us deep into tropical bliss 1980-style. Finally Italofunk troupe Easy Going throw down a classic piece of late 70s boogie loaded with sweaty fills and freaky solos. Hardy knew.
Mass Production - "Welcome To Our World (Of Merry Music)" (7:31)
Ron Hardy - "Cosmic Lady" (5:34)
Willie Hutch - "Foxy Lady" (4:01)
Review: The Ron Hardy edits and specials just keep on flowing. Here the theme is kept vibrant and wholly focused on disco funk feels as we're treated to three extensions from the late 70s; Mass Production's debut from 76 "Welcome To Our World" is a warm and energetic cut that digs right into the heart of the dance, Tony Silvester's "Cosmic Lady" is taken up a gear with full attention on the instrumental sections while Willie Hutch's "Foxy Lady" retains full smoke and allure. Hardy knew how to pick them.