Originally compiled exclusively to coincide with celebrations for the twenty-first anniversary of Acid Jazz Records, demand for this limited edition CD has lead to its commercial release, in anticipation of the label's forthcoming 25th anniversary this year.
Featuring previously unreleased dance floor killers with remixes of established Acid Jazz releases, plus some new boys and girls on the block.
Staying true to the winning formula of the historic series, Totally Wired 21 also offers the chance to discover some great oldies. Salvaged from original New York acetate, The Harmony Recorders perform the Exodus Theme to soulful perfection. As does Sharon Brown's self-penned Family Tree. Polygram in-house writer/producer Graham Dee connects with The Fleur De Lys' Tony Head for a pre-disco funk floor filler.
As for remixes, they live up to the high standard of the previous Totally Wired outings, as Paul Weller's bassist Andy Lewis has his Loleatta Holloway dancer remixed by Tokyo's finest, Latin aficionados Los Africanos get the Mondo Disco treatment and Grand Union's folk masterpiece is 'cut-up' by DJ Smoove. Brazil's Leleo meets electro-teers Twisted Tongue and Anthony Johnson's dub classic is reworked by Brendan Lynch.
New tracks to complete the compilation are The Filthy Six's record box rework of Roy Budd's 'Get Carter', and Freefall effortlessly capture the timeless Acid Jazz sound on their debut recording while Canada's Executive Sweet display their tastes in cool filmic arrangements. The Get Go go R&B on their Hammond instrumental groover and The Elements skillfully cover a rare sixties stomper.
Finally, Twisted Tongue conclude this eclectic selection with the masterful 'You Want That Soul', the lead track from their eponymous debut album.
1. Andy Lewis - Devastated (Mr. Comic Store Remix) 2. The Harmony Recorders - Exodus (This Land Is Mine) 3. The Filthy Six - Get Carter 4. The Graham Dee Connection - In The Music 5. Los Africanos - Do It (Mondo Disco Edit) 6. Family Tree- Family Tree (feat. Sharon Brown) 7. Freefall - Pack Up Your Things 8. Grand Union - Wonderful World (Smoove Remix) 9. Leleo - Ela Briga Comigo (Twisted Tongue Remix) 10. Anthony Johnson- Gunshot (Brendan Lynch Remix) 11. Executive Sweet - Saucy and French 12. The Elements - He Don't Love You Ruff 13. The Get Go - Double Back 14. Twisted Tongue - You Want That Soul (Radio Edit)
Product Code: (AJXCD239)s