When it comes to re-editing, French crate digger Charles Maurice is something of a purist. His re-edits are little more than brilliantly judged re-arrangements, shorn of 21st century production trickery, but with the best bits of each original track pushed to the fore. This EP features a quartet of these pleasingly purist scalpel jobs. There's much to admire, from the humid hustle of tropical disco jam "Trini-Vibes", to the laidback disco-funk swing of "Sneaker 54" and low-slung post-disco sweetness of "Bio Rhythms".
In recent years, Guy Cuevas' 1982 12", Obsession, has become something of an in-demand item amongst Balearic diggers and post-disco collectors. Given the eye-watering online prices for original copies, it would be fair to say that this reissue is more than welcome. Like the Paris-based Cuban's original '82 12", this edition boasts two contrasting mixes. On the A-side, you'll find the loose, languid and groovy "Nassau Mix", a sun-kissed fusion of leisurely boogie grooves and chanted Cuban vocals.