Bonus track.... only in the Album CD, and in a limited pressing of vinyls
2x12" Lp Vinyl and CD Release
A1. Funkin Your Mind (Rayko Mind Fucker Edit)
A2. Conscious of My Love (Rayko Mighty Dragon Soul Edit)
Side 2 (B)
B1. Come and Get It (Rayko Mighty Dragon Soul Edit)
B2. Get it Off the Ground (Rayko Edit)
Side 3 (C)
C1. Love Wars (Rayko Dragon Soul Edit)
C2. Keep Giving Me Love (Rayko Red Dragon Soul Edit)
Side 4 (D)
D1. Common Thief (Rayko Edit)
D2. Do it Anyway you Want it (Rayko Edit)
GLENVIEW RECORDS follows up their ONUR ENGIN album with this full length LP of edits from Spanish edit sensation RAYKO. This album takes us straight to the madness filled summer dance floors. At the same time it is also true album, it is not just a collection of tracks, it has its own flow and rhythm as it moves us from song to song from the beginning to the end. Rayko sets us on the journey with Sumy’s Funkin in Your Mind, real sleaze funk workout, driving beat and loopable groove is polished but, psycho nevertheless. Womack & Womack Conscious of My Conscience is very sexy track, Rayko maintains natural feel and emotion of the original yet giving it much stronger dance floor appeal with driving rhythm and dreamy vocal rearrangement. Flip over to the B-side and get ready for a very surprising choice - 1983 Italo Disco number by K.I.D. Come and Get It. It totally works, much more serious transformation was needed here and Rayko delivers perfectly. Rayko stays fairly close to the original with his rework of Joe Coleman’s Get it off the Ground; it is a bit slowed down, 80s with big synths, a hypnotic groove & new killer bassline. Rayko continues with second Womack & Womack song Love Wars, this songs is completely rearranged, it is actually more of a remix than an edit. It comes with new layers, new pulsating stomping bassline, vocals are darker and way edgier. It is a gem. D Train Keep Giving Me Love is a disco house excursion; Rayko extends, blends, cuts & chops the EQ to produce essential rework of this 1983 classic for the modern dancefloor. As we get closer to the end of the album Rayko again surprises us with Bill House’s You are no Better Than a Common Thief, the original is quite bluesy and touching, Rayko preserves all of the important elements of the song - sensational vocals, original guitar and rhythm section, very pretty and subtle re-edit. The album closes with 1979 Final Edition’s I Can Do it (Anyway You Want), it is true indeed Rayko can serve it anyway you want, with this album Rayko clearly establishes himself as super disco producer of our time.
On CD you will find an extra bonus track, Jah Wobble’s Hold on to Your Dreams, Rayko extends the original track by almost 7 min, making perfect for those late summer nights, the mood is right and there is simply no end in sight.
Piccadilly Records Review:
Rayko delivers a 14 minute-long extended edit of the 80s club classic from Public Image bass man Jah Wobble, The Edge from U2, and Can's Jaki Liebezeit (lifted from their 1983 "Snake Charmer" mini album). A beatdown post-punk alt-boogie number, it's soulful, percussive and ultra groovy.