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The Big Cover Up
Appearing on record together for the first time, Norway's premier disco troop have cooked up a double-pack dancefloor attack for your listening pleasure. Digging through their extensive collections of well-loved wax, Terje & the gang have specially selected a quartet of disco classics ripe for a remake. Forget re-edits though, this is 'The Big Cover Up' and the Olsen crew have hit the studio with all guns blazing on this wild version excursion. Our journey starts in Tokyo with a 303 driven take on Yellow Magic Orchestra's version of Martin Denny's 'Firecracker'. The perfect combination of cocktail exotica and disco kitsch, this party pyrotechnic is reloaded with buoyant acid and beefed up bass, accelerating through Eastern guitar licks and operatic vocals before filling the night sky with an explosion of colour. Falling somewhere between the Swingle inspired New Mjondalen Disco Swingers and Yello's 'Oh Yeah' the A2 remake of the enduring 'Disco Circus' puts the vocals at the forefront, locking us into a tribal trance state with its hypnotic rhythms before the roving electrodisco bassline triggers the warp drive and blasts us away. On the B1, the 'B' stands for Boney, as Terje & The Olsen's give 'Do You Wanna Bump? a bright and brassy make over perfect for cocktails and caviar on a Mediterranean yacht. Drum breaks, bass and dub delay - what more could you want? While we're in the Med, we make a trip to Greece with a sleek and slick spy flick remake of Vangelis' stunning 'La Fete Sauvage'. Island hopping guitar dances around planet swapping synth before an extended space disco outro leaves us orbiting the mirror ball in dizzy euphoria. Disc two is all about the dark room as Todd flips through his remix Rolodex and recruits some demolition experts keen on club destruction. The C-side finds Mexican maverick Daniel Maloso takes the lead with a synthed up club dub of 'Do You Wanna Bump?' before Idjut Boy Dan Tyler brings the power cosmic on his spaced out version of 'Firecracker. Meanwhile on the flip Full Pupp impresario and gourmet Goulash chef Prins Thomas pays tribute to 'Whole Lotta Love' with a full throttle remix of 'La Fete Sauvage' while fellow Norwegian Oyvind Morken fires up the 808 on a percussive house mix of 'Disco Circus'.