This essential DJ-friendly 7″ single boasts two extended, break-heavy reworks of obscure and in-demand soul workouts.
On the A-side you’ll find an extension of Melvin Bliss’s superb, piano-heavy 1983 cut “Synthetic Substitution”. While Bliss’s brilliant original – all heartfelt vocals, jaunty keys and warm bass – is largely kept in tact, the mystery re-editor naturally makes more of the opening breakbeat, which was sampled several times during hip-hop’s “golden era”.
Flip for the real prize, a killer rearrangement of Sweet Daddy Floyd’s 1978 Blaxploitation style disco-funk shuffler “I Just Can’t Help Myself”. Rich in rolling breaks, densely layered percussion, punchy orchestration and “Shaft”-style guitar licks.
This is the 2017 pressing, not the 2018 repress.