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1x Vinyl 12" 33 ⅓ RPM
Feb 6, 2023
The second instalment of the Crazy P Curate series again features four exclusive new tracks hand selected by the much loved doyens of disco and beautifully complimented with bespoke artwork from renowned Bristol based visual artist Victoria Topping.
‘Hot Toddy’ is well known as a multi instrumentalist founder member of the band but also highly respected in his own right as a producer and remixer under the Hot Toddy name including his all time classic interpretation of ’Never Gonna Reach Me’ and original works for Paper Recordings, Smoke n Mirrors and House of Disco. Toddy has commandeered the skills of John Thompson on bass to create a moment of Balearic bliss with perhaps just a hint of ’Theme for Great Cities’?
If there’s one dance band that truly deserves to be called ’legendary’ it would be Manchesters ‘A Certain Ratio’. Formed as a post punk outfit in 1977 they have been there and written the book releasing timeless music on some of the greatest indie labels of all time: Factory, Creation and Mute. A massive honour to have a rare outing from the band on another label and as always their contribution ‘Atmosphere Sings’ sounds like nothing else around.
Equally deserving of the term legendary, albeit it in a different universe of Cosmic Disco comes Daniele Baldelli working alongside Marco Dionigi on a disco dub masterclass ‘Neono’ that sounds like it would grace the dancefloor of the legendary Cosmic club or A Love From Outer Space session.
Mancunian synth queen ‘Sarah Bates’ wraps up the record beautifully with her transcendent vocal cut ‘All About That’. Classic machine drum programming and low slung bass drive forward insistently while subtle keys create a strong and moody atmosphere ready for the haunting vocals to hang over the mix. Fans of Virgo Four and Larry Heard need to check this cut.
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Hot Toddy - Barry And The Mouse
A Certain Ratio - Atmosphere Sings
Daniele Baldelli - Neono
Sarah Bates - All About That