Louie Vega Brings the Disco Heat from Sylvester

Three remixes of Sylvester's "Dance (Disco Heat)" continues Louie Vega's romp through disco's attic.

Very quietly, Louie Vega is recovering pieces of the past. Via this alliance with Nervous and the access they have, Louie seems to have a plethora of famous and neglected tracks from the disco era to toy around with and remake with a rare sense of respect – one that reaches back to respect both the source material and forward to respect the modern dancefloor.

After a couple of hits from John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, Louie lays his hands all over “Dance (Disco Heat)” from none other than Sylvester. The chords are rhythmic and the vibe is thick in his re-touch; the dub makes for a perfect track to bridge records from two different styles and the “Short Instrumental” is a more succinct version of the sprawling re-touch which clocks in at an astonishing 12 minutes.

I’m not sure how well-trafficked the various comps and reissues that dot the racks every month really are. Do they reach beyond a group of people who already know them? Louie’s remix work here actually seems to be reaching a new audience that really doesn’t know them. And I don’t know if they’re being collected together into some kind of more permanent and collectible medium, but the line would be out the door for a pre-order if they are.

Sylvester: Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega Remixes) (Nervous)
1. Sylvester: Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega Re-Touch Main Mix) (12:07)
2. Sylvester: Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega’s Let’s Party A Lil Dub) (6:54)
3. Sylvester: Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega’s Short Instrumental) (5:55)


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