Having spent much of the last couple of years dropping original productions, Alkalino returns to his first love: the humble re-edit. Typically, Reworks Volume 1 is a varied affair, containing subtle revisions that tend towards scalpel re-arrangements rather than tooled-up remixes. He begins with "Always", a smooth and sun-kissed rearrangement of a dusty old reggae-soul number guaranteed to put smiles on faces. "Band Jive" is a largely instrumental re-edit of RInder & Lewis's druggy cover version of "Willie & The Hand Jive" - a track famously sampled by Padded Cell for their superb "Piccadilly Line Strut" some years back - while closer "Brand New Lover" offers a straightened-out rearrangement of a sparkling, Italo-disco classic.
What do you think of this release?
Tell us what you think in the Facebook comments box below:
Best Record Store 2007 / 2008 / 2009
Best Music Outlet 2010, 2012