First up, there's the I Don't Care remixes, out for a couple of weeks now on Erase. This sees Mr Siffredi scattering his trademark swing/gypsy jazz magic dust over a slightly more upbeat backing than normal, on a cut that should see silly dancefloor antics galore. The remixes in question come from The Chosen Two (techier, less of the trumpets and clarinets) and (my pick) the ever-checkable A/D/S/R.
Out: Since 29 Dec
About: Find out more by visiting the Erase website.
Next up, there's One For The Ladies, which comes atcha on Wired Records.
This is more of the same, really, another rolling little swing-infused dancefloor jaunt. Just the one mix so there really isn't huge amounts to say about this one, other than that it'll do the damage for sure.
Out: This week, exclusively through Beatport.
About: There are about five different labels called Wired that I can find via a Google or Discogs search… none of which are this one. So sorry, no link this time.
Dance music entrepreneur types: how hard is is to a) check on Discogs whether your potential artist/label name has already been used by half a dozen people and b) provide a URL in your promo materials? Just a thought...
Anyway, that grumble aside, finally there's the G-Swing Remixes 12, which features two mixes, the Payme House Dub and the Basement Freaks Remix. The former is, well, yet MORE of the same really: house + swing + bags of energy = silly grins on the dancefloor. But as if to prove Siffredi isn't a one-trick pony, the Basement Freaks Remix sees G-Swing reworked into something more in-your-face, young-sounding… dare I say it, even a little bassline/electro-ish around the edges?
Which is a good thing, because while Siffredi is most definitely one to watch right now, he needs to not put QUITE all his eggs in the one Beiderbeckian basket, methinks - some script-flipping must surely be in order soon. For now, though, his signature style is working for me just fine…
Out: This week
About: This one also comes atcha on Erase.