It used to be hard (or at least relatively difficult) to find good disco records in the bag every month, but my cup runneth over lately with outstanding reissues and remixes sourcing legendary labels like TK Disco and Salsoul and of course Louie Vega‘s NYC Disco LP. In fact, it’s spilling over entirely out of 5 Mag’s review section and blowing up the rest of the mag, not least of all with records like Salsoul Sounds Familiar.
Here, Salsoul is re-imagined with a veritable Murderer’s Row of remixers. Salsoul Sounds Familiar features “re-edits, remixes and remixes” from DJ Spinna, Ge-Ology, Specter, Mark Grusane, Twice & Volcov and Kai Alce. DJ Spinna’s fingerprints are all over the wax on his silky “re-freak” of The Salsoul Orchestra’s “Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)”:
Side four of the 2×12″ set is given over entirely to one of the edits that defy easy description, other than calling it epic: Kai Alce’s edit of The Salsoul Orchestra’s “Salsoul Rainbow.”
This is about enough ammunition to weigh down the deepest DJ’s crate. Salsoul Sounds Familiar is out today on wax with what looks like single tracks being released individually on Traxsource and Beatport.
Artist: The Salsoul Orchestra
Title: Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It) (DJ Spinna ReFreak) + “Salsoul Rainbow” (Kai Alce NDATL edit)
CAT: SALSBMG 16LP