Conscious Of My Conscience (Ashley Beedle's extension)
Time Is Running Out (Ashley Beedle's Heavy disco edit)
Review: Rising edits label Kat enlists UK legend Ashley Beedle for their latest release and he obliges with two heavyweight reworks. On the A Side Beedle gets busy with "Conscious Of My Conscience", the underappreciated late 80s gem from Womack & Womack. Pressed ultra loud on a nicely chunky slab of vinyl, this one has end of the night set closer written all over it. On the flip, Steve Winwood's "Time Is Running Out" gets stripped of its overt dad rockisms and redressed as a psychedelic funk rock odyssey!
Review: The UK's Kat is back with yet more tasteful edits of forgotten gems. From disco to house, folk to funk and balearic nuggets: these guys know the score. This time around it's over to New York City's Jason Kriveloff aka Jkriv, who works that magic razor once again on these wonderful re-edits. On the A side we've got Red Sharon (see what he did there?) with "Handle It" (JKriv RNT dub) which takes a right diggers delight into sultry, late night territory and sure to burn up any dancefloor. On the flip is Marashal (oh come on already!) with "Socket Rockin". No guesses what's going on here but just for the record: it is one funky and soul filled celebration and most of all, a respectful edit.
Review: The Kat Edits label have scored a real coup here, licensing a pair of tweaks the legend Domu originally committed to a super-rare Japan only CD compilation for the ESP DJ Classics series back in 2009. Domu's always been a classy producer no matter what he turns his hands to and this pair of edits really do deserve to be preserved on the vinyl format - kudos to Kat! Up top, "Love Vibes" by The Emotions is given a slightly upwards pitch adjustment by Domu, with plenty of skilled filtering to boot, whilst the B-side sees Claudia Barry's classic 1978 jammer "Give it Up" is embellished with some extra raunch sauce.