Bath House Etiquette is an offshoot of cult edits label Secret Mixes Fixes, a platform for some rare and delectable disco edits by Gay Marvine aka Chuck Hampton. Here he goes to work on four disco classics, repackaging them for the modern floor.
First up is ‘Anxiety Into Ecstasy’ a breezy disco edit of 1979 classic ‘Street Player’ by Chicago – a track which was in turn sampled by The Bucketheads’ ‘The Bomb!’. And here the sprightly beat from ‘The Bomb!’ is mingled with a vocal snippet and ecstatic trumpets from ‘Street Player’.
The highlight of the EP, however, has to be ‘America’, a strutting dancefloor take on Prince’s rare 22 minute version of ‘America’. The chipper flutes and funky slap guitar are looped and lifted up by tatty, springy snares.
Their edit of Fleetwood Mac is much less flamboyant, a sweet and simple rework that flows a gentle folky beat – heavily looped and suitably dreamy – under Stevie Nicks’ croon. To close things off is the organic, stripped-down drum groove of The Police-sampling ‘I Hate The Food I Eat’.
Worth the price for the party-starting ‘America’ edit alone – but you’ll also find three other charming jams here.
It’s Bath House Etiquette | July | Format: vinyl
01. Anxiety Into Ecstasy
03. Wait A Minute Baby
04. I Hate The Food I Eat