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Onur Engin - Edits Vol. 1

Without a doubt some of the finest quality edits on the market these days are coming from Istanbul by our friend the blindingly talented Onur Engin, a genius producer who we've gone on about on these pages before. His recent slabs on UK label Square Records are seriously two of the most exciting pieces of wax we've heard in months; I honestly defy anyone to try and sit still during his rub of William DeVaughn's Be Thankful, or Rock Creek Park on SQ003 for that matter. Always exquisitely crafted with clear homage to respect the carefully selected source material, Onur's midas production touch is consistently setting standards miles above the rest. Buy the wife some new books, tickets to the zoo, trip to the spa - whatever it takes because you'll be wanting some serious alone time with his new record. 100% essential for lovers of funk/soul, disco and house, you're crazy if you think you don't need this record in your life.

The culprit is the spanking new three-tracker on Onur's new OE Edits imprint. Kicking things off is a masterful re-work of Herbie Hancock's 'Thought It Was You', where he sprinkles some magic dust over the essential elements and the funky bubbly bassline, oh and the vocoder? Hell yes. George Benson's beast 'Turn Your Love Around' is next, with a killer take on the original - extending the essential parts and snipping the less-so, allowing more room for the glorious vocal, and inflating the thump allowing it to breathe - this one will is locked and loaded for dancefloor carnage. Finally on the bside is our patented sleazy pick of the pack - a 10-minute dreamy, breezy, poolside charmer of the classic 'Your Love' by none other than the late great Mr. White. We can't say enough about this re-rub - it will quite honestly have you in a mesmerized grip of a trance in no time at all. Gorgeous.

Onur Engin - Edits Vol.1 [OE001] (Limited 12") by Onur Engin

Similar to the Square Edits series, this one is also for the vinyl purists - wax only, limited 12". Snap it up HERE or most other fine retailers and give it some serious love before it sells out.


  1. Another corker. 3 great edits. Big thanks to labels such as Under The Shade, Wolf Music & Sleazy Beats for cramming 3 or 4 amazing tracks on every EP. Proper VFM


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