Messalina 9 – Jamie Fatneck / Lucci Capri

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I first heard Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low’s edit of ‘Billie Jean’ belted out of a speaker stack during Greg Wilson’s lively set at Glastonbury this year – the only DJ lucky enough to have gotten his hands on a copy thus far. But you can now breathe a sigh of relief: it’s due to land on 12” any day now, alongside two cuts from Lucci Capri and another edit from Fatneck.

The in-demand edit offers a fresh take on the famous Michael Jackson pop record by injecting a hefty squiggle of analogue acid. The chugging beat steams along with all the force of a hulking locomotive; all before a dubbed-out build drops into a writhing, psychedelic acid line with some even chunkier percussive hits. This one packs a serious punch on a big system.

Fatneck’s fellow We Love Space resident Lucci Capri (aka DJ Callum) serves up the gently languid ‘Dame Un Beso’, working some wistful Latino lyrics and Reggae-influenced swing. ‘Because Today I Saw You’ is more arresting with its longing, sultry female vocals and a repetitious deep-as-you-like house groove. Fatneck provides the final track, a dusty, twanging funk edit of Aretha Franklin’s ‘What A Fool Believes.’

Some lovely supporting tracks, but the real show stopper is that chunky ‘Billie Jean’ edit.

Messalina | September | Format: vinyl

A1. Billie’s Had Her Jeans Acidwashed (Fatneck Rework)
A2. Lucci Capri – Dame Un Beso
B1. Lucci Capri – Because Today I Saw U
B2. Fool (Fatneck Edit)

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