Review: Betty Botox – The World Of Betty Botox
Artist: Betty Botox
Title: The World Of Betty Botox
Genre: Disco/Nu Disco/Re-Edits
Buy From: Juno Download
Betty Botox is the mysterious alias of JD Twitch, one half of inimitable Scottish duo Optimo. The World of Betty Botox – first released on vinyl in 2005 – is full of obscure disco and leftfield joints reshaped into a dancefloor and mixing-friendly format.
Betty chops up and samples everything from Richie Haven’s “Going Back To My Roots”, through to Dennis Coffey, Tata Vega and even Dr Feelgood’s “Roxette” amongst other unexpected gems.
Among the highlights are the tumbling piano lines and scattered percussion of “Spin” by the Impossible Dreamers, and the pounding, insistent bassline sampled from Crass tune “Nagasaki Nightmare”.
Meanwhile the G4 Faggot album, the second re-release from Betty Botox, is swirling with tracks which veer playfully between obscure and well-known; from rockabilly and krautrock to disco – the exact kind of eclecticism anyone who’s seen a JD Twitch set would expect (indeed many of these edits have been staples of Twitch DJ sets down the years).
These edits have never been released in digital form – until now. A must for any disco DJ – in fact, just about any DJ full stop.
Review: Aaron Coultate