Flash Atkins - Summer of Love Remixes (Paper Recordings)
Paper Recordings are back with their 194th release; a triple-header compilation EP of three remixes taken originally from Flash Atkins's album, ‘The Life and Times.’ Remix duties go to Emperor Machine, Steve Cobby, and B.G. Baarregaard.
On the A side, Emperor Machine’s remix of ‘The Summer Of Love’, brings nothing but dance floor euphoria in the form of 90’s synth pop chugging house. The prominent analogue baseline takes center stage with sexy and mysterious reverbed vocals and the odd futuristic space spree flirt throughout the mix.
On the flip, Steve Cobby’s edit of ‘Forbidden Flesh’ offers a bubbling deep disco take on the original. A carefully thought out edit with layers of directed drums & sumptuous vocals; after party vibes, 'Just say it won't stop tonight, just say it won't stop.'
Last but certainly not least, Oslo based Icelandic producer B.G. Baarregaard is back with a peak time, acid-infused nu-disco slammer. His take on ‘Badger From the North’ clearly shows why his quick rise to nu-disco fame is so apparent. His use of complex production techniques and sound track arrangement take the remix in a different direction to the original. B.G. has been turning the heads of some of the industries biggest players including Sleazy McQueen and Greg Wilson with his wicked acid infused disco style.
Overall, a good 12” with a lot to offer, a time and place for each cut and will be a staple in my record bag for the foreseeable future.
Words by Ed Windsor-Clive