February 10, 2006

Marc Romboy vs. Fyta & Ray Willbern - Shake it Again!

The Systematic label boss finds himself on David Duriez’s label after his reworking of Fyta & Ray Willbern’s “Shake It” became too popular to be restricted to an odd vinyl sampler given away at the most recent Miami Winter Music Conference. “Reworking” is a generous word to F & RW, as Romboy uses only the acapella in his version, as do the other remixers here, London’s Mike Monday, and house duo Catwash. All three are aiming their productions towards the underexploited sub-genre of soulful electrohouse, with Romboy just barely coming out on top. It’s a bit of a grower, but would work well sitting next to one of Freestyle Man’s Nightstarter compilations and Quesh’s “Candy Girl.”

Brique Rouge / 051
[Michael F. Gill]