Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Italian newcomer La Tuerie seriously drops the tempo on his debut release for Amsterdam’s Sleazy Beats Recordings, coming up with four slow-burning beatdown disco and boogie tracks that are screaming out for play in sweaty basements or sun-kissed beaches.
«Midnight» sets the levels to sleazy as the strains of the Love Unlimited Orchestra’s «Midnight Groove» lift off the groove. Seriously fattened up and set to a rock-solid 4/4 disco-house rhythm, this is sure to have some serious head-nodding going on. Next up for the chop-n-loop treatment is Donna McGhee’s stupendous soul sizzler «It Ain’t No Big Thing», which appears here as «Big Things». Hot! the deal-sealer for me is «Zanzibar», which takes my favourite boogie-disco cut – Class Action’s «Weekend» – and PITCHES IT WAY DOWN, for a cosmic boogie reinterpretation. Add some well placed filtering, loops and total drop-outs, and you have a summer killer – this is MASSIVE! Last but not least is «Tatsumi». A more upbeat disco groover of unknown original. If you’re into any of the Super Value / Kolour LTD / Small World Disco Edits etc series then you’ll love this record. As usual, this is a strictly limited pressing: no repress, no digital. It’s wax or nothing!