London crew Urban Knights morph Wax Wreckaz's 2012 dancehall house anthem for the breakbeat garage crew, taking full advantage of Swedish singer Etzia's classy, irresistible vocal. This is one of those gloriously simple affairs: an electro house-style keyboard riff sitting over a clean two-step break and deep, deep sub. Yet the Knights' effortlessly cool re-lick utterly transforms the original track. You've probably already heard this at the summer festivals: if not, make a b-line for your nearest download store — it's a serious anthem.
Amiable character from the Chicago scene, Chrissy Murderbot (AKA Chrissy) swaps some of his notorious disco knowledge with production partner TZ for this EP of immediate, party-ready disco edits. Chopped-up, refixed and filtered, these four cuts span reproduced classics and some lesser-known gems. My personal highlights are a clever, rearranged version of the B52s’ ‘Good Stuff’, here disguised as ‘Lovely Stuff’ and a killer, killer wigged-out dub mix of Mike Mareen’s heartbreaking, Euro-disco essential ‘Dancing in the Dark’, here as the cryptic, “Dubbing in the Dark’.
I have been busy writing my album this year and this is the stomper off it. It's already supercharging my sets. Signature Dub Police.
It’s certainly got some weight to it. As it stomps over the dancefloor you can pick up an air of cinematic sci-fi. The bass swoops low, cutting through the dark atmosphere like a decorated scimitar. Track of the EP, though, has got to be 'Hell Rose (Villem & Mcleod Remix)'.