Australian disco connoisseur Greg Packer aka Dr Packer is back on Simon Dunmore’s Glitterbox Recordings with four edits/remixes of some of house music’s greatest anthems.
‘Different Strokes’ kicks off with a re-rub of the MK-produced LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’, itself a house cover of Alicia Myer’s soul classic from 1981. Dr Packer pulls back on the tempo, making way for keyboards that echo the vocal melody and enhanced percussion. Next, he remixes ‘Still In Love’ by Shuya Okino, a contemporary nu-disco classic with gorgeous string instrumentation and a tight guitar riff. In true Dr Packer style, his version has plenty of extra funk, fleshing out the bassline to suit a dynamic disco set. A remix of ATFC’s ‘Bad Habit’ is next, again given the effortlessly laidback, groove-laden Dr Packer treatment. Finally it’s Soul Rebel’s ‘I’ll Be Good’, a vocal house classic from the mid-noughties, reinterpreted masterfully for today’s Glitterbox dancefloor.
Dr Packer’s ‘Different Strokes’ EP will be out on Glitterbox Recordings from March 2nd, 2018.
Hear the Dr Packer remix of LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’ below at around 9 minutes in.