The Revenge's fabulous edit of Michael Wycoff's Looking Up To You was one of my favorite tunes of 2009. It's slow, it's deep, it's hypnothic, it's got soul and it's got oodles of oomph. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the (very limited) 6th Installment of the Forever In Their Debt Series that featured this tune. Those of you that missed it (or are on a vinyl-only diet) will be happy to hear that Looking Up To You is getting a proper release on Motor City Drum Ensemble's MCDE label. Japanese nu-jazz/boogie don Grooveman Spot 'reworks the rework' on the flip, but to be honest it's not a patch on The Revenge's version. Essential, and with the Revenge focussing on original productions as of late, this might be your last chance to pick up one of his seminal edits.
Have a listen here:
Out in February in all good record stores. Have Juno e-mail you when the record hits the shops. If you don't have it yet, make sure to pick up the very last Forever in Their Debt compilation before the Discogs Vultures snap them all up and make you pay silly amounts for it.