This year was an incredible year for releases old and new, especially on vinyl. The renaissance of vinyl has been well touted and for us, we never stopped buying it. As a duo DJing in Barcelona (we are called Topless), my husband and I have access to some great record shops as online resources from the UK and Germany to keep us well supplied.
This list is just of the edits and edits that we bought this year that blew our minds! I hope that you enjoy them as well!
Secret Squirrels #4 – Side B
The mysterious Secret Squirrels kept this year rolling with an amazing edit of Diana Ross’s classic “Love Hangover”. It is great warm up the floor with something familiar but totally different. The bass starts up the track and it is sexy as hell. Then the vocals come in with the snares and just wow! Grind on your partner and an end that slinks right into the next track.
KOKO 1985 Edits – Peru
Kornél Kovács as KOKO drops this set of edits from 1985 on the label Puss he founded with DJ HNNY. These are super cute 10″ with a kiss to seal the deal on each of them. There are two on here that are amazing but I love this rework of Depeche Mode’s “Just can’t get enough” because it pulls out the dark synths at the beginning extending a deep mysterious entry. Once the familiar melody hits, you can’t help but start to bounce.
Get Down Edits – Satisfy
Get Down Edits are the Irish duo Daz and Martin who have been release collections of killer edits since 2011. This yeah they collected edits from themselves and other partners in crime for a great EP of 4 edits, more on the digital EP, but this disc is a gem. Shit Hot Soundsystem brings a hot guitar riff and infectious vocal. Try not to dance and smile.
REKchampa – Combine (from The Love Below #3)
The Love Below is an edits only imprint from somethinksounds and in 2013 they released the very well known Cyril Hahn rework of “Say my name”. With number three they bring together some other heavy hitters. The stand out track for me is a rambunctious rework of Jimmy Bo Horten’s “Spank” called “Satisfy”. The double kick and high energy do just that.
Homesick #1 – Ella (Amadei & Zimmer Edit)
This first release in the Homesick series has three great tracks, but for us, we fell in Love with the Amedei and Zimmer re-work of 80’s french pop sugar bomb “Ella”. The hazy synths build up and break into a wave of sexy vocals. It’s a great closing or opening piece and we just love the slow build.