this eight-track double vinyl album collects the strongest disco mixes to appear on the label. five are by moulton and others are by issy sanchez and hippie torales. generally only originally available as promo 12”s or within commercially released albums, they are fine demonstrations of the skills of the mixers as well as the talents of the artists. the music stretches from the extended soul groove of the detroit emeralds’ “feel the need”, to the proto electro sounds behind the clark sisters’ “you brought the sunshine”, and includes cj & co’s “devil s gun” - the first record to be played at the iconic studio 54 - as well as obscurities by eramus hall and the crowd pleasers.
funkadelic have created an enduring legacy, and the power of their impact is visceral in detroit. their records not only played with genre, but possessed a diabolical sense of humour that led to music domination by the late 70s with parliament, funkadelic, parlet, bootsy’s rubber band and the brides of funkenstein all releasing albums the same year for two years in a row. the music itself is beyond stereotype, but equally huge is that they were a black band not allowing themselves to be limited by anyone else’s notions of who they could be, having a massive impact on the next generation of detroit music, detroit techno. but more than just techno, it is a freedom of thinking that extends beyond boxes, so we included all sorts of today s generation of detroit musicians and producers to show the wide range of music that was funkadelic and how these ideas are still contemporary, they endure and inspire.
a diverse selection of remixers from today’s generation of detroit producers and musicians, looking back at the immense legacy of funkadelic and re-imagining it for now, with the re-interpreters chosen to prismatically represent the vastness of funkadelic’s genre-bending music.