Here is a special record for the disco fraternity. Pressed in a limited quantity of 300 copies only.
Chicago veterans Rahaan and DJ Emanuel have teamed up for a remix project for new label “Yams n Rekkids.” Reworking this collection of classics, the pair brings a reimagined take on disco era dance floor staples with Rahaan’s trademark minimalism and punch. In 2021, these mixes shine a light on much of what was missing over four decades ago.
Side A side contains a session remix of “Burnin’ Up,” a UK dance-pop crossover from seminal vogue performers, Imagination. With stems derived from a combination of the original 1981 mix and 1983’s Night Dubbing album remix, “Up In Flames” is a combination remix of a remix bringing to light a different side of Leee John and company’s original concept.
Side A also includes 1976 Motown disco classic “Love Hangover,” by Diana Ross. Only this time it’s not actually Diana on the track! Expertly crafted, DJs Rahaan and Emanuel’s “The Cure” excerpts Diana while bringing to the forefront a mysterious background vocalist to helm the lead. The result is pure dance floor magic.
Across the entirety of Side B is a dubbed out 1978 groove from female P-funk phenomenons Parlet. Originally known as “Pleasure Principle,” the “Lucky Starships” remix remains close to the integrity of the original composition, while bringing to light that which has been buried in the original mixes.
Remixes From The Dungeon is the second project from DJs Rahaan and Emmanuel and the first of many for nascent label Yams n Rekkids. Primed for the dance floor, these songs bring a Chicago take on dance music history,