Liquid Beat Records, repping the Portland, Oregon to the fullest, has an interesting catalog of work. From disco to boogie to gangsta jazz, their output is definitely unique. For this new release, they revisit the hey day of disco and reinterpret Chicago’s “Street Player”, the tune previously taken by Kenny Dope and The Bucketheads and turned into a smash house sensation. With four different re-edits, this is one of the dopest remix projects we have come across in a while. Keeping it pure 1970’s dance floor with a 12″ format (although we could use a 45 of this!) starts out strong with Label head Matt Nelkin’s version. This keeps true to the original, but is definitely updated with players for a more modern funk and soul feel. With the Uk’s Colonel Red on the vocals it’s a sure shot on it’s own. Remixes by the Liquid Beat in house crew include HOT16, who slows it down, pumps in some 808 while replacing the original horn stabs with synth lines. Roane Namuh flips the entire script on his edit, which transforms the whole tune into a deep house groove. So dope indeed. The 12″ ends up with DaiN turning the track into some hot R & B stepper that will have you moving in your seat without a doubt. These four interpretations of theis classic track are all hot in their own right, and can get people moving and out of their seats. Don’t sleep on this label, this is one of their strongest outputs. Check the 12″ below:
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