Brooklyn-based label Razor-N-Tape have maintained a certain prolificness over the last few years that has raised them to royalty status in the disco game. The imprint’s formula is simple: straight-up, party-rocking edits for their RnT Edits line, and more house-leaning deep grooves for their Reserve sublabel. In the latest entry in the Edits series, we have a tasty little EP from Ron Bacardi, which is the disco and house alias of London-based techno hotshot Ben Sims.
Young Ones had the privilege of premiering the roaring soul of « Back for More » – the A1 track – as well as conducting a nice little interview to accompany the track. It’s a big, uptempo disco track with quite a bit of beef and bounce to it and some glorious brass and vocal snips. Accompanying the cut on the A-Side is the twangy « Circles », which laces some rockin’ guitar loops into sweet brass-led hooks.
On the flip comes our premiere for today, « Let The Music Play ». Again, Mr. Bacardi brings the uptempo disco feel. However, this time the styling leans more jazz funk via a seriously chunky rework. The edit focuses in on the more mesmerizing aspects of the original; with repeating funky riffs, a big time bassline, and a soaring synthesizer looping and layering to great effect.
« Never Dance » provides the finale for the EP. Some seriously groovy percussion sets the table for supremely tasty disco soul action. It’s a nice package of disco flips that are all highly playable and intended for dancefloor work. Then again, that’s exactly what should be expected at this point from an RnT Edits EP. Disco jocks will surely be all over this one, and it’s a nice edition to the Brooklyn crew’s already quintessential catalogue.
The Ron Bacardi Edits EP is available now at major wax retailers. Give it a go on Juno!