Archive for March, 2011

Everybody Have Fun Tonight

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Psychemagik have a habit of tracking down my fave 80s tracks and making face-boggling re-edits of them.  This makes me simultaneously pleased, jealous and worried that they’re stalking my questionable taste.  Lo!  Mere (lengthy) moments before a recent AOR Disco-themed cheese & wine party at Chez Rik, up turned the digital news that they’d released a re-rub of another of my most-played neon classics.

Having ticked off perennial fave Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac last year, the mysterious editors-at-large have now scored number two  with Wang Chung’s fret-tastic Dance Hall Days. Taking the 7″ and 12″ versions, plus some reverb and a hammer, with some sound effects that I can only assume come from one of the mixes I don’t have, they produce a jiggly edit that orbits the central riff just far enough away to make you re-hum it uncontrollably every time it thwangs back in with a vengeance.

The only minor downside comes when a rent-a-rap temporarily, yet inadvisedly barges in at about 5 minutes, but that’s nothing that couldn’t be sorted with a re-edited edit, if you were so inclined.

Overall though, top stuff.  (The cheese & wine party approved.)

Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days [Psychemagik’s Leg Warmer Edit]