The London-via-Switzerland producer by the name of Drive is the talent behind this latest release on Discobox Records … it's a feel-good throwback tune by the name of "Dance To The Beat". With Prince and Chic noted as major influences, and a past performing and DJ'ing in hip hop bands, Drive knows a thing or two about laying down the funk in a dance floor fashion. "Dance To The Beat" features Drive's live guitar, some boogie-inspiring vocals, and a solid, organic deep house rhythm all mixed together in a sleek production that recalls some of the best moments in late '80s dance music.
Rotciv (Mister Mistery, Luv Shack) is another multi-national producer -- this time Berlin-via-Brazil -- and he's on hand to deliver the first remix of "Dance To The Beat". He switches out the vocals, drums, and bass line for a blindingly effective late night club rocker. It's always party time at Rotciv's house, no question about that. Rounding out the package is Discobox's resident duo Shake Machine who construct a slinky concoction, only retaining the original vocal … though even that gets twisted a tad. Staccato synth pads, groovy rhythms, and a filtered bass line take this one directly into the space disco. These beats are tailor-made for dancing.
Opolopo - "Feeling the Rotciv remix!"
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Great sound!"
Hard Ton (Gigolo / Permanent Vacation) - "The Rotciv remx is the one for me … so good."
Thee Cool Cats (Cuff / Get Physical) - "That Shake Machine remix is cool."
Erik Rug - The Rotciv remix is my pick here."
Generic People (Cut For Life Records) - "We are definitely gonna keep this in the bag for the summer … nice!"
Vanilla Ace - "The Rotciv remix is cool."
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Excellent beats … all three are top class, but the percussion and stabby play on Shake Machine's remix just stood out for me."
The Reflex (G.A.M.M. / Basic Fingers) - "The Rotciv remix rocks."
DJ Humus (SweatLodge / Dirt Crew) - "Now that's some funk … can't wait to play out at a party."
Johnny Luv (Across The Board Radio Show) - "Echoes of early house music … supporting."
Paul Sawyer (EJ Underground / Krafted) - "A great fusion of disco and deep house."