Common Edits 012 [CE-012]

Common Edits are a label from Canada entirely dedicated to the art of the edit. As the name suggests, they only release edits, and every time they do, they throw a massive party.

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If you find yourself in Edmonton, Canada this October, there’s a definite party going down.

As A1, ‘How About’, shows, Common edits goes beyond the standard chop and smash usually needed to constitute an edit these days. It’s an electro-boogie beast that flits around the room in an orange burning light, but never veers off track.

Eddie C, known for his Latin-themed work on labels like Barefoot Beats, stays true to his style and delivers an airy,  downtempo rework of some tasteful Brazilian jazz ballad.

‘Space Up Your Life’ is swirling New York disco-funk with all the slap bass and filter fun you could want on one quarter of a 12” plastic disc.

One can only imagine where ‘Sunny Days in The Chocolate Factory’ came from- it reminds me of Disco Halal’s Brazilian outings, dark, pulsating undercurrents somehow meshing with breezy, tripped out guitars. At some points you could even be on Kraftwerk’s Autobahn- like being thrown out into the atmosphere, disengaged completely yet fixated on a single star while the slow mass of existence moves around it. The 45turns tip.

These Common edits tend not to be so common, so get it from your local vinyl dealer, record shop or online outlet ASAP. 

Nu Guinea – Amore (Ng Records)

Nu Guinea’s Tony Allen remix album from last year has just left the turntable, so it’s lucky that they’re putting out a jazzy little 7” this week on their new record label.

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‘Amore’ is the one song on this single-sided disc. Apparently, the only copy before now was a privately pressed wedding present. It would have been a real shame to keep it that way (but still a great present).

‘Amore’ is a tribute to love that winks cheekily through the trees on a tropical beach, puts you on your tiptoes and leaves you hanging there feeling light, lazy and free. A woozy disco/jazz/funk killer, ready to be deployed with equal traction by the pool or on the discerning dancefloor.

Amore is available now, limited to 350 copies. You might find it at Phonica


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