Sunday, August 19, 2007

What A Wonderful Edit

Kat returns with DJ only ZE-edits of two tracks from the influential label that fused the parallel NYC dance and punk scenes to create a new sound that they aptly christened Mutant Disco. Kid Creole and Material are the artists getting the once over from DJ Greg Wilson, the oracle on this vital and misunderstood period in music. Having already paid Credit to the Edit, Greg Wilson tastefully reconstructs Kid Creole and the Coconuts’ 1981 hit ‘I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby’. Emphasising the driving piano and mid-tempo beats, ‘Wonderful’ is in safe hands with Greg Wilson in control. On the flip we find Material’s ‘Over and Over’ being edited by Greg, putting the funk into jazz-funk. Material were an early Bill Laswell project that delved deep into dancefloor-orientated jazz.

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