The Six On Saturday (That Aren’t From Me!) – 25th September 2021

On the week that a man refused to pay for alterations to a headstone which called someone an “adulterer”, I go through the tunes that won’t leave you feeling cheated…

DJ Disciple Feat. Harmonies – Be Yourself (Catch 22)
Back in the 1990s, if you wanted to see who were the best remixes at any moment in time, all you had to do was look at the latest Pet Shop Boys release. They knew exactly how to pick the right person to remix the right song. It’s a gift that DJ Disciple has developed recently too. An Italian producer called Vertigini has remixed this one – and it’s a very interesting proposition. You get the feeling it’s going to become one of those generic Korg M1 piano tunes from early on. Thankfully, it doesn’t. Lyrics like “dance with me” and “you’ve gotta be yourself” hark back to the early days of house music. All in all, very nicely done indeed!

Demarkus Lewis – House Of Luv (Craig C)
Mr Demarkus Lewis has responded to the pandemic by making records at a ridiculously frenetic pace. Yet he curiously shows no sign whatsoever of getting burned out or running out of ideas. Hence this lovely smooth piece of house music which could fit in pretty much anywhere in a set. Craig C toughens things up on his remix, which works if you like that sort of thing. In this case, I question if it does…

Kevin Hedge Feat. Rick Galactik -Reach For The Stars (Quantize)
The good bits about this record first. This sounds like one of those old Director’s Cut remixes that Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper used to do in the early 2010s. It’s got the same signature sound as those tunes, the same sort of tried and tested arrangement and is very dancefloor friendly. Also, the lyrics from Rick Galactik are insanely positive and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The bad bits? I have absolutely no idea what Spen actually contributed to it…

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