Cleo & Patra – On The Nile review
With the identity of Tiger & Woods still unresolved, Editainment drop further intrigue with the introduction of Cleo & Patra and the On The Nile EP shows that Editainment’s high levels of quality control are being maintained. Much like the Egyptian Queen from whom they borrowed the name, Cleo & Patra deliver three cuts of sultry dancefloor action.
Spread across Side A is “Walk Like An Egyptian” which craftily melds the Rockers Revenge with Justus Kohncke. Lifting the vocals from the former’s balearic classic “Walking On Sunshine” and placing them atop the soaring bounce of Kohncke’s seminal mutant electro disco track “Time Code” which brings to mind Erol Alkan’s clever blends as opposed to the subsequent deluge of cheap imitators.
On the flip “Pharaoh Love” possibly indulges in some harmonious vocals from a nineties New Jack Swing cum R & B troupe and lays it over a killer mid tempo nu boogie groove with the sort of neck snapping break which sounds just right on a big system. “Marcus Antonius On The Run” is the one nod to traditional disco here with Cleo & Patra reworking Lenny William’s Paradise Garage classic “You Got Me Running” and embellishing it with some 2010 fatness.