Rocksteady Disco returns with a remix record for the first time since 2018, with new versions from Igor B, Blair French, Dazzle Drums, and Eddie Logix. The whole EP takes heavy inspiration from Pan-African sounds, with Ontario-based Igor B leading the release with a drum and sub bass heavy dance floor reimagining of Moonlighter’s iconic “Give Us Rain (Ah Mila)”. Blair French picks up where Igor left off, channeling his inner King Sunny Ade for his remix of Sol Power All-Star’s “Every Time You Move”. He taps in Jazzanova’s Paul Randolph for electric bass duties, dubs out Frank Martin’s (Elcados, Shina Peters, Tyna Onwudiwem, and many more) guitar, and extends DC-based Besufekad Tadesse’s baritone sax solo for afro dance floor bliss. The flip side goes even deeper, with Tokyo-based Dazzle Drums giving Eddie Logix’s “Sunday Palaver” the hi-fi Afro Tech treatment, perfect for those dingy after hours parties. The release closes with Eddie Logix’s reinterpretation of Nois Land’s cult classic “Big Kahuna”, reimagining it in a balearic-esque disco-not-disco mid-tempo stomper that highlights Peter Croce’s electric guitar performance.
released July 21, 2022
A1 Originally written & produced by Moonlighter, additional production by Igor B.
A2 Originally written & produced by Sol Power All-Stars, vocals written & performed by Amma Whatt ℗, horns by Besufekad Tadesse, guitar on A1 by Frank Martins. Additional production by Blair French, electric bass by Paul Randolph.
AA1 Originally written & produced by Eddie Logix, additional production by Dazzle Drums
AA2 Originally written & performed by Blair French & Todd Modes, electric guitar by Peter Croce, additional production by Eddie Logix.
Mastered by Pontchartrain
Pressed at Archer in Detroit