Step Down In It

It’s been a long time coming, but we are very proud to present the second official Edit Club edit!

Only Children have come correct with a version of the Brothers Johnson’s Stomp. A little bit of filtering here, some reverb there, a punchier kick, some careful looping and you have something that is every bit as bumpin’ as their MJ edit.

We can’t wait to hear this on sound systems all over the city in the coming months.

Brothers Johnson- Stomp (Only Children Edit) by Only Children

Now I’m Living In Ecstasy

FRIEND OF EDIT CLUB, VDRK, tossed this lovely Sister Sledge edit up yesterday. It would be a crime not to share something so delightful!

Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You (Original Re-touch)

This Awesome Prowling Machine

I know basically nothing about who/what created the two edits linked below.

The artist and label are both given as “Wild Card” but the tracks are labeled as “J Lo” edits. A lot of them are good! Get you some here.

Here are my two favorites at the moment:

First up is a somewhat utilitarian edit of Kurtis Blow’s immortal The Breaks. Starting out with a solid disco groove, the track takes a while to build. A familiar sounding bassline enters after a while; some piano, some guitar. Finally after a short drum break, the track drops into one of the most well known call-and-response raps ever recorded. From there the track hangs on to its groove, while further stretching out the original.

Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (J Lo edit)

The other one I’m posting for sheer WTF value. Primus’ Tommy The Cat turned into a floor-friendly stomper? Unexpectedly, it kinda works. The edit strips the original of basically all the guitar pyrotechnics, but hangs on to the signature twitchy slap bass, the drums and the vocal. I have no idea under what circumstances one could play this out, but it’s worth hearing just to admire the craft that went into turning the original into dance music.

Primus – Tommy The Cat (J Lo edit)

Just Take Your Time

Friend of Edit Club, Tim Zawada sent this along last week, and after some busy-ness and procrastination, here it is!

He’s taken Vicky D’s This Beat Is Mine and performed a little bit of nipping and tucking, shaving about a minute off the original while preserving the best parts of the track: The vocal and that synth hook.

Vicky D – This Beat is Mine (Tim Zawada Edit) by timzawada

If You’re Looking For Some Action…

if you’re looking for some action
why not take me for a spin?

For the first proper Edit Club post: An edit of my favorite Daniel Wang song! It is my firmly help belief that this track contains some of the finest hi hats ever recorded by man.

In keeping with the idea that edits should be fairly conservative (usually) in what they do with the source material, I haven’t really done very much. The intro is a little easier to mix, the break is a bit choppy/glitchy, a few other things… But really, you don’t want to mess with a track of this caliber too much.

ENJOY.

Daniel Wang – Like Some Dream I Can’t Stop Dreaming (Sparkledit) by sparkletone

Here We Go.

GREETINGS.

It is about time we got started, late as usual.

There was going to be a brief explanation of THE PLAN for Edit Club, but given the low chance of us sticking to what little we had in the way of planning, why bother?

We are some friends. We are going to make edits for ourselves, and for you, and post them when they are done. While we will probably lean heavily towards disco, there are no rules as to genre. Collaboration with each other is likely as well!

The ideal is one edit every month or so from each of our contributors, but the chances of everyone sticking to that the entire time are small. We’ll see how it goes.

But in the coming hours/days/lunar cycles, expect things from the likes of:

Sparkletone
Only Children
OCD Automatic
Kid Color
Le Principle

And probably some other people that we know, like or stalk on the internet.

While you’re waiting on that stuff, enjoy this classic (read: old) edit done by the de-facto President of Edit Club, Todd Terje.

Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Todd Terje Edit)