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Monday, February 23, 2009


So hopefully by now you've heard Pilooski's edits of Elvis' "Crawfish", Del Shannon's "Gemini", The Pointer Sister's "Send Him Back", or, now famous for its use on an Adidas commercial, Frankie Vallie's "Beggin". If you haven't, then shame on you, because as the genre of "disco edits" balloons with posers looping intros and outros to tracks, dubbing out the vocals, or bootlegging the latest obscure disco track they heard from a Harvey mix, Pilooski is one of the names that shines through for his spectacular work truly reinterpreting music from the past. The 12"s of these tracks released on Dark & Lovely are now impossible to find and are selling for ridiculous amounts on second hand markets worldwide.

But the D*I*R*T*Y label that brought you Dirty Space Disco comp (with the edit of John Miles' "Stranger In The City" - which is incredible), have also released compilations of these edits with some additional nuggets thrown in for good measure. Latest to receive release is Dirty Edits Vol. 2, which rumor has it will be the final release of edits from the Dirty Soundsystem crew (they have other newer projects from artists such as Discodeine). The comp contains the Del Shannon and Elvis edits along with the oddball house Holger Hiller b-side edit from that 12". I have no idea where you can buy the compilation, but search the internet a bit and you should be able to find it pretty easy. But I wanted to share this track with you today: an edit of Jackson Jones' "I Feel Good, Put Your Pants On" (which should win an award for the title alone). You may recognize it from James Murphy & Pat Mahoney's Fabriclive mix. Groovy beardy magic that strings out the original.

Jackson Jones - I Feel Good, Put Your Pants On (Pilooski Edit)

Also, last week I finally watched The Night Of The Hunter, a pretty incredible film from the 1950s, also title of Tussle's new album. This track appeared on Dirty Edits Vol. 1 and is an abridged version of the charmingly haunting track played in the film, highly recommended.

Mono Puff - Pretty Fly

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