During recent DJ sets I've been playing a number of quality re-rubs of classic tracks by expert editors such as Smoove, The Reflex, Suonho, Mr Bird, Monetrik and Dimitri (from Paris or should that be Stoke-on-Trent?) plus a few of my own, so I thought I'd try and compile some of the best I've found onto a mix CD.
So here's 21 edits over 80 minutes of some of the finest records ever made (in my humble opinion) re-worked for the dance floor from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Ben E KIng, Amy Winehouse, Glen Miller, Marcia Griffiths, The Marvelettes, Joe Cuba and there's even a Kylie cover too plus all the usual Daytoner bases of Rocksteady, Hip-Hop, Funk, Latin, Soul, Swing have all been covered on the journey from 90-130bpm.
I was asked to make this mix for a friend who was in dire need of some ear fodder on his regular journey from the far west of Cornwall to his 'up country' work and my brother-in-law even intends to use it as free gift for his Cornish V-Dub Camper Van hire business!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these re-works (and please look up the producers and support their sterling efforts) and I'll hopefully be bringing some more of these sets out live to a venue near you soon.
1. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping (Daytoner Edit)
2. Culture - This Train (Monetrik Edit)
3. Dedy Dred - Go Miller
4. Mr Bird - Salthill & Sugar
5. Harold Mabern - I Want You Back (Daytoner Edit)
6. The Jackson 5 - A-B-C (The Reflex Re-Vision)
7. Aretha Franklin - Baby, I Love You (Honest Lee Re-Edit)
8. Palov - That's All Folks
9. Smoove - Ray's Woman
10. Ben E King - Stand By Me (Suonho Soul Beat Edit)
11. Eskew Reader - Undivided Love (Suonho Soul Stomp Edit)
12. The Viv Rodd Jazz Orchestra - Changin' With The Times (Daytoner Edit)
13. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough (The Reflex Re-Vision)
14. The Marvelettes - Really Saying Something (Dimitri from Stoke On Trent Edit)
15. The Reflex - Rehab
16. Daytoner - Smokin'
17. The Spellbinders - Help Me (Daytoner Edit)
18. Daytoner - Bang Bang
19. Daytoner - Little Wonder (Just A One More Time Edit)
20. Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer (Dimitri from Stoke on Trent Edit)
21.The Third Degree - I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Smoove Remix)
Many thanks to Smoove, Suonho, Mr Bird & Monetrik for regularly supllying this ammunition and thanks also to Paddy for the recent brilliant Cornish 'crate-dig' which made it on to the playlist after an initial stab at a re-edit! This mix has been encoded at an average quality of 256kbps in an attempt to minimise 'rips' of the hard work of producer friends.
Daytoner - 2nd Nov 2012
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