It’s always a buzz when a project comes to fruition, so today’s release of Credit To The Edit Vol 3, something I’ve looked forward to since we set the ball rolling around a year ago, seems perfectly timed with the much-needed rush of sunshine we’re experiencing after an extended period of shivering. Feels like the Spring has finally arrived, right on cue, and hopefully this will provide part of the season’s soundtrack for you.
From the sleevenotes:
‘It’s the best part of a decade since the last Credit To The Edit album was released back in 2009, so it was unexpected when Tirk contacted me to ask if I was up for compiling a third volume. Though the name has been retained for curated DJ line-ups both in clubs and at festivals, the possibility of another album, given the ever-increasing distance from the last, just hadn’t occurred to me. However, when I thought of all the tracks I’d re-edited, reworked or remixed in the meantime, I realised I had a surplus of top-notch material to draw from for volume 3.
In the 9 years since volume 2, the re-edits movement, rather than dying down has continued to grow ever-stronger, very much becoming a staple of contemporary dance culture and certainly the conduit for the continuing Disco renaissance, making countless original ‘70s / early-‘80s recordings suitably mixable for DJs now, and thus bringing back into play a whole era of music for a new generation still captivated by this classic epoch for dancefloor expression.
This album mainly consists of straight up old-style edits, where I’ve worked with the stereo tracks, extending, re-arranging and sometimes overdubbing. There are also some reworks / remixes where I’ve had the stems at my disposal and been able to bring into play additional instrumentation, courtesy of remix partner Peza on a couple of the tracks’.
Full sleevenotes here:
A quick tour of the album, as described in press release here:
Classic slice of Manchester proto-house
CHAZ JANKEL ‘GLAD TO KNOW YOU’
Instrumental take on a crowd favourite
ESCORT ‘COCAINE BLUES’
A dangerously addictive dancefloor groove
LUXXURY FEATURING THE REYNOLDS ‘HOLD ON’
Acid-tinged poolside disco from LA
CHAKACHAS ‘JUNGLE FEVER’
Sensual and driving European funk
FAB 5 FREDDY & BESIDE ‘CHANGE THE BEAT’
A slice of the early ‘80s NYC uptown downtown melting pot
PSYCHEMAGIK FEATURING NAVID IZADI ‘MINK & SHOES’
An unrestrained dancefloor monster
BASSHEADS ‘IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?’
A subtle edit of a rave-era classic
SHEILA & B. DEVOTION ‘SPACER’
Chic-produced cosmic disco boogie
SPACE ‘MAGIC FLY’
Electronica from the robots who came before Daft Punk
RED RACK’EM ‘WONKY BASSLINE DISCO BANGER’
Wonky bassline disco banger, as on the tin
ELECTRONIC ‘GETTING AWAY WITH IT’
Euphoric melancholy, an overlooked Factory Records gem
+ the Digital Only additions
CAPTAIN RAPP ‘BAD TIMES (I CAN’T STAND IT)’
Socially conscious early West Coast rap
CRYSTAL GRASS ‘CRYSTAL WORLD’
Esoteric French disco-funk workout.
A much more in-depth track by track page:
To coincide with the release we’ve also uploaded all of the tracks to YouTube, not only those on Vol 3, but also the inclusions from the first 2 volumes:
available to buy here: https://fanlink.to/CTTE3
Credit To The Edit: https://blog.gregwilson.co.uk/credit-to-the-edit/