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Home  Disco / Nu Disco / Re-Edits  Most Excellent Unltd  The MR K EDITS  

Before I Let Go vinyl

Before I Let Go

Format: 7"
Cat: MXMRK 2066
Released: 13 May 24
Review

Mr. K has an amazing knack for knowing what will fill a dancefloor, and it's hard to imagine this pair of tunes causing anything less than a roadblock. On the A-side, he pays tribute to beloved NYC DJ and editor Gail "Sky" King by recreating her extended edit of the Frankie Beverly and Maze sureshot 'Before I Let Go'. The edit arrived a decade after the original surfaced on the best-selling 1981 Live In New Orleans LP, although the track was not actually a concert recording but a new studio track made to fill out the final "D-side" of the release. Alas, the gorgeously danceable funk/soul hybrid was pressed at low quality, the harsh sonic nature meaning it never got the support it truly deserved. It comes here backed by 'Hollywood's Message' from legendary hip-hop pioneer DJ Hollywood, a self-released single from the man who was one of the first to grab the microphone at a jam and rhyme over records. As a backing track for his rhymes, Hollywood took a shortcut and used the renowned 'Love Is The Message' edit created by Mr. K that repeatedly runs the groovy clavinet break from MFSB's tune. Here, Mr. K tightens up the instrumental chant version for its first 7" release, adding a touch of Millie Jackson's 'Now That I Got Your Attention Again' as an intro. Two slices of absolute gold.

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The MR K EDITS
Most Excellent Unltd
Tracklist
Side 1
1.
"Before I Let Go (Homage To Gail Sky King)" (Mr K 7" edit)
5:40
Side 2
1.
"Hollywood Message" (Mr K 7" edit)
5:16
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MR K EDITS, The - Before I Let Go
Format: 7"
Cat: MXMRK 2066
Released: 13 May 24
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