Dimitri From Brooklyn - "Hooked On This Feelin’" (6:19)
Underdog Edits - "In Need Of That Phone" (7:12)
Arsenii - "Walter’s Afternoon" (5:25)
Joey Negro - "Let’s Get Ornery" (6:30)
Jacques Renault - "Said I Would" (6:30)
JKriv - "Lovin’ Lasers" (6:33)
Daniel T - "All Thai’d Up" (4:52)
Eli Escobar - "I Love Rochelle" (6:26)
Peter Croce - "Love, Peace, & Joy" (6:38)
Superprince - "Dependable" (edit) (6:56)
Review: To mark their 50th release, Brooklyn scalpel fiends Razor-N-Tape has put together a triple-pack of tried-and-tested reworks from some of the scene's heaviest hitters. It's as strong as you'd expect, with highlights including the heavyweight, delay-laden disco-funk brilliance of Dimitri From Brooklyn's "Hooked On This Feeling" (a dub disco revision of an old Frank Hooker jam by Dimitri From Paris), the Clavinet-driven, piano-laden peak-time hustle of Joey Negro's "Let's Get Ornery", the Clarinet and trumpet-sporting hedonism of Jacques Renault's emotive and heart-tugging "Said I Would" and the screaming, hands-aloft rush of Superprince's "Dependable". Fittingly, label co-fouder JKriv delivers one of the standouts, a rolling revision of an Italo-style, arpeggio-driven delight titled "Lovin' Lasers".
Review: Philadelphia's own edit kings Superprince return on Razor-N-Tape with four more heaters, all guaranteed to find a place in your record bag. The funky and percussion driven disco of "TKO Dance" leaves little imagination to the source - it's an oldie but a goodie! The slo-mo and jazzy lounge antics of "Keep It Real" are new to our ears, but we're sure it needed an edit - and it's a respectful one at that. On the flip, they save the best for last with the sexy disco inferno that is "You Are Here" ('possibly' a reference to the legendary Mr Mouzon) while an underground goodie by a one hit wonder from 1982 gets a well needed second coming on the neon-lit funk shenanigans of "Special".