Chicagoan DJ/producer Jamie 3:26 has long been regarded as one of the edit scene's brightest talents, with fine outings on Local Talk and Lumberjacks in Hell only enhancing his credentials. Happily, this two-tracker on G.A.M.M could well be his strongest release to date. A-side "Blessing" is a brilliantly teased-out revision of a stomping disco-soul anthem, which rises, falls and rises again magnificently over 12 mesmerizing minutes. Arguably even better, though, is his Ron Hardy inspired rework of a well-known Italo-disco cover version of Led Zepellin's "Whole Lotta Love". The Chicagoan expertly works the track hard for nearly 15 minutes, alternating between sleazy vocal passages and the throbbing, sleazy instrumentation.
Simon Morell (FINA RECORDS), Simba (Shadeleaf Music), Owain Kimber (Owain K), RUSTAM OSPANOFF, STEREO 12“, Lello Di Franco (Skylax/N2B/Frole), Alex Zuiev, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Javi Frias, CHRIS RHYTHM, Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Sol Power Sound, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Luke Solomon, Eddie C, Bobby Pleasure, KS French, Chris Todd (Crazy P/Hot Toddy)
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