Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beastday

Lee Douglas is one of those ridiculously talented individuals who's talent spills over into a variety of disciplines. You know his graphic work, if u know the Editions Disco label (that beautiful gold & Black logo), if you know the Rong Music label (Woolfy's art, The new Mudd album cover & many of the 12" centers etc), if you go and check out his stuff here. His own remixes, edits and releases are desirable too, fitting in very nicely with the American arm of the Nu Disco scene, as well as filtering his obviously extensive knowledge of Disco and past sounds (just give that mix on Lovefingers a listen and see how many tunes u can spot). Anyway here's an edit of his which I was given a few days ago and simply put, it blows my mind. Obviously the original has everything going for it and I can't be sure what Lee has done to it, since i had never heard either until very recently, but this is a sweat inducing, extremely catchy burst of Funk heavy Afro chanting brilliance from Marsha Hunt called 'Oh No Not the Beastday'... Ouch!!!!

Marsha Hunt - Oh No Not the Beastday (Lee Douglas Edit)

9 comments:

Marc said...

Normally I am 100% behind Editions Disco but this is just lazy. The original is one of my favourite records of all time and he has just looped the intro a bit, elngated a bit down the middle a touch and voila! one of the most pointless re-edits ever. It's not like the original is that hard to find anyway. This and the Trammps - Rubber Band edit get right on my tits, if you're going to re-edit a record then you should be trying to improve them and not giving it a few nudges here and there. Hunt down the originals, they'll set you back £20 for the pair (exactly what you pay for the Editions edits anyway) and get the originals. Avoid these.

christopher keyz said...

howdy Marc
what u say is right i guess, as i mentioned I didnt know the original. here's one other point though worth considering. i do see a part of the whole edit thing as re-introducing tunes or in this case, introducing them to people. I'm sure I'm not the first person who didnt know this before and now I will hunt down the original for sure. Plus you get a re-mastered loud 12" version to spin out. I do hear u though and certainly this is part of the debate on whether edits are really worth all that. If u hear this on a dancefloor and damn!!!! would i just love that?? too right. for me it's where the worries over these things ends, if it makes u dance, it's working... thanks though for your insight, i will definately hunt down the original - I dont own any of Marsha's tunes and this is a sad thing indeed...

Marc said...

But Chris, it's lazy as fuck to extend a tune by 44 seconds and it's a bit of an insult to the original artist in that you've done absolutely dickall to their record but yet you still have the gall to stick your name all over it. It's arrogant.

Tim said...

i wish someone would do an edit of camaro's gang's version of this song... the original is nice but the cg version (to me) is fucking heart-stopping...

Tim said...

p.s. here's the version that used to be hosted on lovefingers... enjoy!

http://www.divshare.com/download/949882-a7b

p.p.s. recommend divshare over zshare.. no pop ups/ sick embedding action

christopher keyz said...

marc - sure i agree. the guy is unquestionably talented, no doubt but it is cheeky to tag his name onto it having done so little, i wonder what he would say about it, I'd be interested to know....

christopher keyz said...

Tim - thanks man - very cool of you to hand that over... I never got it off lovefingers before!!! - yeah im considering moving to divshare - Ive been using it for the mixes and really like it - zshare has gotten a bit annoying...

thanks for the heads up on the tune

ced said...

i don't know the original but this edit version is very powerfull...it's a decouverte...GREAT !!!!!!

A kind of betty wright !

Is this the same marsha who was en actress and have baby with mike jagger ?

christopher keyz said...

hey Ced - yes indeed the very same Marsha Hunt, she was also the inspiration behind the Stones' 'Brown Sugar' - I've heard some of her other tracks, she's very good!!! apparently she is also a writer...