The main man Louie Vega has put his magical touch on Sylvester’s 1978 hit ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’ and the result is a pure unadulterated piece of dance floor hedonism.
Released as a 12″ back in 1978 ‘Dance (Disco Heat‘ was American artist Sylvester‘s first Top 40 hit on the Billboard chart. The single came from the ‘Step II’ album released the same year and the b-side was another of dance/disco’s all time anthems ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’, which scored Sylvester another hit. Sampled by many over the following years including Sharam Jey and Byron Stingly, the classic ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’ is now getting another well-earned outing this time by the hands of one of our biggest influences and Grammy Award winner Louie Vega.
The main remix is a joyful, euphoric piece of house full of funky gospel organ riffs, steady 4/4 drums and of course Sylvester’s charming vocal that never dates. The tempo is brought down a touch allowing the instrumentation to really work its magic, house lovers will take this straight to their bosom. Also on offer is an instrumental version of this mix.
The ‘Let’s Party A Lil Dub’ focuses more on the grooving bass line and funky guitar licks all underpinned by Vega’s solid four to the floor kick and shuffling hats. The vocals are kept to a looped stab, allowing a more Dj friendly solution to those wanting to work the real groove of Vega’s masterclass.
Overall this is a joyous release for those who really celebrate all things good and pure in house music.
Louie Vega’s Re-Touch of Sylvester’s ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’ is available now to pre-order on Traxsource via Nervous Records.