Review: As the title sneakily suggests, the latest volume in DJ Soopasoul's essential "Soopastole Edits" series sees the prolific re-editor and mash-up merchant take his scalpel to Sister Sledge classic "We Are Family". We could be wrong, but it sounds like it was created using the multi-track parts, focusing as it does for much of the duration on a stripped-back, DJ-friendly groove, selected vocal snippets and delay-laden musical elements not always audible on the original version. Over on the flipside "Cosmo On The Groove" version, he takes a slightly different approach, adding a classic old school hip-hop acappella to an expertly cut-up version of the Sister Sledge track that utilizes a little more of the sing-along chorus.
Cosmic Girl (Dimitri From Paris remix - instrumental)
Review: In the summer of 1996 you couldn't escape Jamiroquai's "Cosmic Girl", a sing-along fusion of disco and jazz-funk that became massive in clubs thanks to a slick David Morales remix. Here it gets some hush-hush new remixes courtesy of re-edit maestro and disco king Dimitri From Paris. The French veteran's A-side remix takes the track further towards classic disco territory, placing swirling electronic effects around the band's familiar vocals and instrumentation. Arguably even better though is the flipside "Dubwize" version, which cleverly re-imagines the cut as a mid-80s style NYC proto-house dub. A string-laden instrumental version of the A-side remix completes a rather tidy package.