Dirty Jesus – Don’t Fuck With My Shit (Pete Herbert Remixes) review

Artist: Dirty Jesus
Title:
Don’t Fuck With My Shit (Pete Herbert Remixes and original)
Label:
Juno
Genre:
Disco/Nu-Disco, House
Format:
12″
Buy From: Juno Records

With impeccable musical quality control, Paperecordings was, and still is, one of the world’s most treasured record labels. The controversially named Dirty Jesus aka Erik Rug and Marc Collin were one of the acts to release on the label and their classic proto nu disco track “Don’t Fuck With My Shit” was recorded in one take in the studio played with real instruments and mixed down live.

The first of Pete Herbert’s two remixes of this gloriously and unimprovably titled track features a lazy bass guitar bouncing off twangy keys. By the time the tumbling piano lines come in – and Herbert does make you sweat on it – hands are well and truly up in the air.

Part Two, instead of making us wait on the piano, brings it in immediately. It playfully jostles for attention with that addictive guitar hook, and this time Herbert teases us with a bassline that takes nearly two full minutes to kick in. When it does, you have a track that is positively dripping with that sublime piano-driven house sound that is sure to get even the most ardent chin-strokers shaking ass.

Review: Aaron Coultate