UK’s leading House label Defected is not only currently celebrating its 500th single release, head honcho Simon Dunmore & Co also seem to have time and capacity to launch a new offshoot, Glitterbox Recordings, which recently had its first outing via the rather good Dr.Packer remixes of Sure Thing’s ‘Holding You Tight’. After establishing the Glitterbox benchmark with successful events in Ibiza, London and Croatia, a couple of compilations followed with the music Defected was associated long time: Funky, Disco driven House. Providing a taste of what’s to come from the upcoming album Glitterbox – For Your Disco Pleasure, this sampler perfectly reflects the Glitterbox Recordings ethos; music with the sole purpose of getting you on the dancefloor. It also serves up a blend of old and new, with some brand new exclusive remixes and a lost classic from 4th Floor Records.
First up is Purple Disco Machine & Boris Dlugosch’s 2016 hit ‘Set It Out’ remixed by Plaster Hands, a new collaborative project between Italian producers Tommy Vee, Mauro Ferrucci, Keller and Paolo Visnadi. The remix takes the summer smash down a couple of BPMs, maintaining the infectious melody but dropping the tempo in favour of a more laidback groove.
Another brand new remix, David Morales’ version of Sonny Fodera’s ‘Feeling U’ featuring Yasmin lifts the track away from its deeper origins, giving it an irresistibly danceable classic house vibe and a glorious synth breakdown, while Yasmin’s gorgeous animated vocals further enhance the natural energy of the track.
RIP Productions aka DJ Omar and Tim Deluxe are behind the third and final track on this Extended Player, with ‘She’s Got’. It’s a classic from 4th Floor Records vaults, featuring the quintessential driving 4/4 beat which sounds just as box fresh now as it did back in the day. It rounds off an EP of three outstanding tracks we all can’t get enough of.
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX