David Morales and Farley & Heller do the remix honours on this retro-tastic cuts from Knuckles and Principle
The words 'heavweight team-up' get
bandied around a lot, but a line-up that includes Frankie Knuckles,
Jamie Principle, David Morales and Farley & Heller surely
qualifies for that epithet more than most!
For those that don't know, Director's
Cut was the name given to the late Frankie's hook-up with fellow
Chi-town pioneer Jamie Principle. They debuted with a Hercules &
Love Affair remix in 2009, before putting out a string of releases on
The Shapeshifters' Nocturnal Groove label. Now this track, which the
pair working on prior to Frankie's death, is getting a release on
SoSure Music/Def Mix.
In its Original form, Boyz! pays clear
homage to the hi-NRG days of the 80s with its Euro-style female vocal
("Boyz wanna have fun too, ain't nothing wrong with that") and
bleepy synths. You can see what they were about, but on today's floors
it's probably the remixes that'll see most action. Farley &
Heller were asked for a 'Fire Island-style' mix and their Dub is just
that - we defy any ravers of a certain age not to hear this and be
taken straight back to 1993. The cream of the crop, though, is a dark
and heavy Red Zone Mix from Morales.
Proof that the old school can still
teach the young 'uns a thing or twoâ€¦ and a share of the profits
will go to the Frankie Knuckles Foundation AIDS charity, too. So rude
not to, really.
Release date: 30 November 2015, on
vinyl; a digital release will follow in the new year.
Review Score: 8