An absolutely beastly tune by Voilaaa on Favorite Recordings. A blissfuly funky rendition of The Police’s Every Breath You Take, this one does the business every time. Think wakah-chikah guitars, sultry backing vocals and heavy trumpet action. The saxophone solo in the middle is absolute class as well.
Favorite Recordings have just released an EP with a remix of this by Africaine 808, as well as Voilaaa’s On te l’avait dit, remixed by none other Dimitri From Paris. Check it out:
Pink Footpath is an Italo-disco masterpiece produced by Loui$ in 1985. It’s pretty much the instrumental version of it’s A-Side, Magic Dance and has that whole futuristic, spacey vibe going on with those dreamy, delayed synth leads and catchy guitar noodling. Don’t even get us started on the bassline – it’s so funkin’ funky it hurts. After you listen to this once, you’re going to want to listen to it again and again and again! So soulful, so bellissimo!
God. This. Is. Good.
Some seriously funky stuff from the father of soca himself. From when Lord Shorty demands to hear the kick drum, the track just builds and builds as the rest of the band is introduced. The call and response with the female vocals are particularly on point, and the whole track is just plain tight and super danceable as it chugs along.