The new year might still be relatively young, but there has already landed a compilation that surely will be amongst the best ones of the entire year. Of course we are talking about the sixth instalment of the essential Disco Demands series on BBE-as always curated and executed by the one and only Al Kent. Available on all important formats you get 9 tracks, all edited by the maestro himself to perfection. What you get is an incredible selection of obscure dance-floor soul fully licensed from the original artists, remastered and ready for a new generation of fans to discover.
Recorded during the late 70s and early 80s, the records chosen for Disco Demands Part Six may be hard to find, but don’t be confused: they have been selected solely for maximum dance-floor enjoyment. Al’s love of powerful string arrangements and bass-line led grooves are evident not only in his picks, but also in his subtle edits; removing a hint of cheese here, extending a particularly effective instrumental section there. When you for instance wait for George McCrae’s great voice to come in on ‘Givin’ Back The Feeling’, you will wait for a long time because it won’t happen-but still this version is mega groovy gem for the floors. Key tracks are the very extended ‘You Never Loved Me’ by Ava Cherry and the blinding ‘Keep On Moving’ by Phillip & Lloyd. Anybody who loves Soul, Funk and Disco has to have this-as simple as it can get!
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX