Attic Salt Discs presents the official re-issue of the Belgian synth-pop evergreen ‘Love In Motion’ (1984) by 1000 Ohm. The band kicked-off in 1979 with their successful debut A.G.N.E.S. / Look Around and later on developed their style from New Wave to Italo-Disco influenced Synth-Pop (‘The Claim’) and a decade later even touches of New Beat (‘You’re The One’). ‘Love In Motion’ is a beautiful mixture of 1000 Ohm’s repertoire. The release comes with remastered versions of the original 12″ version, instrumental and on top a DJ friendly ‘Vanzetti & Sacco’ edit.
Parisian party-starters Les Yeux Orange have served up some of the edit scene’s most sensational reworks of recent times. They’re at it again on their latest EP, which is hotter than a car bonnet after a day in the baking sun. Opener “Africa”, is a thrusting mid-1980s affair that smothers a throbbing, arpeggio-driven groove in breathy synth-flute motifs, ricocheting drum machine hits and choice vocal cuts. They continue on a similar vein on “Samurai”, a bustling re-edit of a mid 1980s French tune that’s as Balearic as hanging out at Amnesia while wearing paisley shirts and baggy dungarees. Best of all though is “Midnight”, a deliciously camp and sleazy affair rich in dirty arpeggio bass, over-the-top synth motifs and gravel-voiced male spoken word vocals.
Remastered 2019 edition of this all time italo-disco classic (previously re-issued on Clone Classic Cuts). The release also contains a Tiger & Woods remix.
The career of Patience Africa spanned over 40 years. After almost a decade of success on a major label with her Zulu Disco sound, and a few years in the early 80s experimenting with a more soulful sound, the funky synths of the 80’s would force her to stay relevant in the quick changing times. It would be in 1987 that she would sign to the independent Ream Music which with the help of their tight knit in house production team had released hits for upcoming disco artists Makwerhu, Ntombi Ndaba, Sunset, Athena, Percy Kay and more. The label’s success in the traditional market made Patience a perfect fit and could have been their first crossover artist.