Having spent much of the last couple of years dropping original productions, Alkalino returns to his first love: the humble re-edit. Typically, Reworks Volume 1 is a varied affair, containing subtle revisions that tend towards scalpel re-arrangements rather than tooled-up remixes. He begins with "Always", a smooth and sun-kissed rearrangement of a dusty old reggae-soul number guaranteed to put smiles on faces. "Band Jive" is a largely instrumental re-edit of RInder & Lewis's druggy cover version of "Willie & The Hand Jive" - a track famously sampled by Padded Cell for their superb "Piccadilly Line Strut" some years back - while closer "Brand New Lover" offers a straightened-out rearrangement of a sparkling, Italo-disco classic.
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