||1.||"Native New Yorker" (Ashleys Beedle Big Apple Uptown Story part 1 & 2)|
||1.||"Inside Out" (DJ Friction extended disco mix)|
||2.||"Inside Out" (PBR Streetgang remix)|
For the uninitiated, Odyssey are a band who thrived in the 1970s disco boom thanks to an insouciant blend of live funk, soul and Afro Caribbean rhythms. Recently Yam Who's ISM imprint embarked on the Legacy project, which will see the band get back together in the studio to record a new album that includes updated versions of past hits alongside new material. In addition to this, ISM have commissioned a number of remixes, with expertly selected knob twiddlers turning reimagining Odyssey material for contemporary dancefloors. On the first edition, "Native New Yorker" - the first true Odyssey smash hit - is given a thorough disco treatment from Ashley Beedle with his "Big Apple Uptown Story" rife with piano keys, funky guitars and soaring string sections. On the flip, two upbeat and feel good remixes of "Inside Out" from DJ Friction and PBR are both pure disco euphoria. Bells chime, vocals bounce and the irresistibly groovy bass keeps them well and truly alive.
CISCO CISCO, Nik Weston Mukatsuku Records, Ryan Shaw (Eclectic Avenue Records), Kid Circus, RUSTAM OSPANOFF, YAM WHO?, Faze Action, ASHLEY BEEDLE, Juno Recommends Disco, I Love Disco!, Sean Innit, SIMON OZBIZTON, Magnetic Soul
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