Tthe Parisian crew Discomatin picked a real classic of the French boogie era, Palace Hôtel by Preface. Expect shiny synthesizers, percussive drum sounds, catchy and irresistible bass riffs and vocals. The EP reunites here all 3 versions: the extended ‘Version Longue’, with its great electronic introduction, the shorter ‘Version 45 Tours’, if you’re in a hurry and, last but not least, the ‘Instrumental Version’ for those too shy to play the vocals – we certainly are not.
SunPalace (Mike Collins and Keith O’Connell) produces back in 1983 “Rude Movements”, an early dance music classic, that brought together proto-house, balearic beats and funky vibes. Thanks to Mike Collins, the studio veteran still in the business after more than 35 years, more material from the archives has been ‘surfacing’ over the past few years. Now, the Parisian label Chuwanaga presents four unreleased songs produced between 1982 and 1984. Bringing together eighties influences and futuristic sounds, the result covers a wide range of genres, from jazz-funk to new wave: it captured a unique moment in British musical history, a smooth transition to a more electronic sound.