‘Tis the season of the remix! Re-tweaks, re-toolings and re-imaginings of top tunes are coming thick and fast – just in time for the Festive Season soul nights and parties.
The latest outfit to take the remix trip is the GEORGIE B led GROOVE ASSOCIATION. UK soul fans – especially those down in the South East- know all about Mr B and his band and this year their album ‘Soul Family Affair’ won huge acclaim – witnessed by the fact that tunes from it were licensed by Expansion for their modern soul genre defining ‘Soul Togetherness’ and ‘Luxury Soul’ albums.
Well, busy old George has been beavering away in his Second Image Studio and come up with a whole “new” long player … well not really “new” – but a remix of the original! Amongst the highlights are a lovely “Soul Weekender” mix of ‘Mystery Girl’ which really does evoke the memories of those 80s Weekenders and a sweet n’ smooth “Sweet Temptation” mix of ‘Secret Love’. If you like it slow n’ smoochy you’ll also love the jazzy “For The Love Of You” mix of ‘I Gotta Thing For You’ where the obvious reference point is the classic Isleys/Whitney tune