If you've been following our ramblings on here, you should know by know we're big fans of Kolour, one of America's most consistent deephouse imprints. Our friends from Kolour branched out into disco territory this year with the tasty vinyl-only Kolour Limited Series, which featured heavyweights such as Eddie C, Alex Agore and Tornado Wallace. In 2010 the Kolour boys also relaunched their charity project - House is the Cure. The concept is simple: producers pitch in a free track and all proceeds are donated to charity - "helping out someone in need one track at a time". Hats off to the Kolour crew for this initiative, it's pretty amazing to see such selflessness in this day and age.
In the case of We Get By With A Little help, it's not only a great initiative, it's a badass record too. Kolour lined up 4 of the biggest guns in beatdown disco edit land for this release. On the A Nicholas steps to the plate for a delish vocal disco workout with trademark Nicholas' drums on Just Like Magic. If you missed Nicholas' work on Small World Disco and No More Hits, make sure to peep this cheeky CD that just surfaced). Deep Space Orchestra (who are seriously on fire these past months) delivered a moody, understated edit of Steve Spacek's classic 'Dollar' that works a real treat in these dark December days.
On the flip OOFT's Ali gets his hands dirty on Dexter Wansel's The Sweetest Pain. It's a pretty straightforward edit, but Ali cleverly chopped and rearranged some bits to get the fans of Global Communications' classic 'The Way' jumping and shouting. Dead Rose Music Company finish things off rather appropriately with the heartfelt 'The World is in an Uproad', a lovely sub 100 BPM trip to beatdowntown. 2011 is bound to be a big year for the Dead Rose crew, mark our words. Awesome record, on limited clear vinyl only (no downloads on this one).
Hard to pick a favorite, as all tracks are mint, but Deep Space Orchestra's edit is blaring through the speakers at the moment and ticking all the right boxes, so here goes:
Dollar edit by Deep Space Orchestra
Pick a copy here and feel good about yourself ('look mum, I'm all about charity these days..)