From 1985 and sounding very mid-80’s (fancy that!) A wide selection of exclusive remixes by US DJ Service Hot Tracks.
Aretha Franklin gets a 9 and a half minute mix from Mike Carroll – more cowbell ? Phasing (too much), drop outs, additional instrumental , he certainly throws the kitchen sink at it. (3)
New Order and a different but okay remix of the frog Disco track , “Perfect Kiss” from late Chicago DJ, Mark ‘Hot Rod’ Trollan. It is 11 and half minutes – longest New Order remix ? (3) Point off for the phasing!
The Tech returns on this mix of the Eurythmics, even if the drums do get a bit monotonous. Heavily edited by Bradley D. Hinkle and quite experimental, you have to wait over 2 minutes for the song to kick; it does with some terrible phasing and chopping (my ears!) (3)
How can you have an extended edit? The ABC mix,again, is long one, completed by “Hot Rod” – better than the official release as it mashes up “A to Z” into the mix! (5)
The first of a couple of Prince tracks, “America,” from “Around The World In A Day”, the usual frantic funk with heavy guitar and a political message. Remixed by “Hot Rod” Tollan (4). “Baby I’m A Star” from “Purple Rain” (and one of my favourite track from the LP, gets over edited by Bradley D. Hinkle (who phases everything – must have been a fashion at the time) (2)
The final track is Nu Shooz and a very different mix, not sure who by ? Lots of extra drums and a live sounding horns. More funky than the cheesy, commercial sounding official release.
Hot Tracks – SA 4-7
|A||Aretha Franklin–||Freeway Of Love (Interstate Mix)||9:35|
|B1||New Order||Perfect Kiss (Remix)||11:35|
|B2||Eurythmics||Would I Lie To You (Ultimix)||6:27|
|C1||ABC||Be Near Me (Extended Edit)||9:08|
|C2||Prince And The Revolution||America (Remix)||6:27|
|C3||Prince And The Revolution||Baby I’m A Star (Ultimix)||8:30|
|D||Nu Shooz||I Can’t Wait||5:49|