Thursday, 5 February 2015

x-cursions 001 EP Inc 'For The City' 180g Vinyl Out Now

Long promised Leftside Wobble vinyl imprint featuring 'For The City', 'Dub & Run' and 'Boogie Box Droids'. Now available from all fine vinyl emporiums inc:

Piccadilly Records -
Juno Records -
Phonica -

Piccadilly Review

Underground legend, house veteran and musical encyclopedia Leftside Wobble is back with another diverse selection of killer edits and updates for your record box. His edit pedigree is second to none with the reel to reel rocking Greg Wilson giving maximum props to his Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows" rework, while Piccadilly's own Patch and Silvestre caned his "Angel In My Pocket" regularly at their Discofutura night. Establishing X-Cursions as a celebration of the eclectic in dance music, the producer launches the inaugural release free from any genre constraint. The first EP contains a classic Loleatta Holloway disco edit, an Ike & Tina Turner balearic soul rework, and an Arthur Baker style electro funk track that's already an ever present for Bill Brewster and Justin Robertson.

Leftside Wobble kicks the release off with "Dub & Run", a Ronseal styled dub rework of Loleatta's evergreen "Hit & Run", which he stretches into an almighty groove complete with echo and multilayered vocals and guitars. It's lino-time on the flip as Leftside Wobble hits us with the electro snap, crackle and pop of "Boogie Box Droids", a freestyle sampling, Arthur Baker-esque cut featuring the best use of a speak 'n spell since the Oscar nominated "Theory Of Everything". Last but not least, LW fires up the hardware arsenal to wire up a wonked out cosmic rework of Ike & Tina's sublime Stevie Wonder cover. This perfectly judged rework adds just the right amount of backward guitar, psychedelic echo and kosmische keyboard to twist melons inside out, while the lopsided synth bass reminds me of the finest Create Use edits from way back when.