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.
A soundtrack for the contemporary 'Vinti' (defeated) with its dark and at the same time sparkling flavour of the '80s sounds. Between cold wave, synth pop and imaginary electronic atmospheres. This record with its horror-framed and dystopian scenario ("Slot Machine") reveals a content of social criticism healed through the warm and evocative indulgence of "Che Male C'e'. Courtesy of Naples based imprint Early Sounds Recordings.