This weeks tune “Don’t stop the dance” by Bryan Ferry. Yes, yes, I know what you are thinking, it is a pop tune. But fear not, there are a few really good mixes out there. Todd Terjes version is probably the one that gets me going the most, and the Idjut Boys Dub is excellent. However this week I will recommend to you a version that is very true to the original, The Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan remix.
The Eric Duncan version is basically an extended original with an extended 3 minutes plus intro of drums, a baseline, a tech sounding synth, a pad and the original guitar; all rearranged a bit. The break is where it all happens, initially only hats and a rimshot, more or less. Vocal comes in, and with time more and more of the original “things” is added. At about 8 minutes during the saxophone solo, kick comes in, and at this point you will hardly be able tell the difference between it and the original. It runs for about 11 minutes and 30 seconds.
The short description would be, an extended version of the original, but with a beat and a new arrangement.
This version is of course on the triple vinyl set (Yellow, Red and Blue) released a few of years back. Not so underground, but well worth a listen, in particularly after a heavy week at the ADE. Get your digital copy at e.g. iTunes.
Please have a listen below and tell us what you think in the comments.