Ulrich Harrison steps out on Cologne's Klangkultur Schallplatten with a loose, vibey houser, with that same Janis Joplin sample Italo house classic 'JJ Tribute' busted out back in the day. Aces.
Some heavy disco vibes on offer for the purists, featuring a killer mix from Jean Tonique and an electronic instrumental from De Crecy. Proper.
With a nod to the likes of Nina Simone, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the stark acoustic, spiritual jazz of yesteryear, this minimal, stripped-back track from McFarlane is the last to be lifted from her most recent LP ‘If You Knew Her’. Taking her version to an entirely new place and, in turn, an entirely new audience, Kjell Anderson’s excellent up-tempo rework alternatively offers a nod to contemporary remix masterminds like Jazzanova, Kaidi Tatham and Seiji.
Release number five from Seth Troxler's Play It, Say It label comes from Berkson & What (Dan Berkson and James What), joined by JoJo De Freq on the vocal duties. It's a thing of delicate beauty — all skittering percussion, De Freq's otherworldly vocals and gentle chords, pinned down by an undulating b-line and a twinge of acid. On the remix? Well, since you ask, it's Classic's very own Luke Solomon, who proffers a heads-down pumper, and some fella called Mr Fingers, who turns in two entirely delicious, classically accomplished mixes. He'll go far.