Sunday, March 25, 2007

I Know That I Can Count On You

The Longcut - You Got The Love (Shadow Dancer Remix)

We're going all post modern on you this Sunday morning with a remix of a cover version of a bootleg. To break it down - brothers Paul and Al Farrier aka Shadow Dancer remix Mancunian post-punkers the Longcut's cover version of The Source featuring Candi Staton's huge club hit 'You Got the Love', which started out life as a 1989 bootleg comprising Staton's acapella over Frankie Knuckles' classic 'Your Love'. The Longcut's cover erases all semblance of spirituality from Staton's original gospel vocal, with singing drummer Stuart delivering the lines like a man clinging to a sheer cliff face in a force 10 gale, his impassioned howl bringing a whole new meaning to the song. Shadow Dancer get their claws into it, staging a distorted lazer beam battle over crunchy electro beats and the filthiest bassline I've heard in a while.

The Longcut cover version was recently released on Melodic as a limited edition double-A side 7", with a cracking brand new track, 'Idiot Check'. A four track EP featuring the original tracks, plus the Shadow Dancer remix and James 'Pedro' Rutledge's stunning mix of 'Idiot Check' is available from i-Tunes.

Buy the 'Idiot Check / You Got the Love' 7" from Norman Records
The Longcut website
Shadow Dancer My Space
The Longcut My Space
Melodic website