DJ Greg Wilson shares Escort ‘Cocaine Blues’ edit taken from Credit To The Edit – Vol 3, available now

Posted on 23 April 2018
By Khyle Deen
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Kicking off with Haçienda DJ Mike Pickering’s T-Coy project, the loose-limbed Latinate shuffle ‘Cariño’ is very much a cult classic.

Greg’s instrumental edit of Todd Terje’s edit of ‘Glad To Know You’, 37 years on from the Chaz Jankel original, has been a big club and festival favourite, and is made available here for the first time, while Escort make their second ‘Credit To The Edit’ appearance with Greg’s remix of their 2010 release, ‘Cocaine Blues’.

The near-pornographic funk classic ‘Jungle Fever’, recorded by Chakachas, a group of Belgian-based studio musicians, is a playful mixture of Latin music, Jazz, and European-style exotica. and the Fab Five Freddy Hip-Hop landmark ‘Change The Beat’ includes one of the most sampled phrases ever, ‘this stuff is really fresh!’, with Greg’s edit combining the male/female English/French versions to create a unique rap combination.

His 2009 edit of one of the all-time Rave classics, ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’, recorded by Bassheads, is always guaranteed to bring the roof down, whilst he places the emphasis on the Chic-driven backing on Sheila & B. Devotion’s ‘Spacer’, taking out the verses completely and making more DJ friendly.

More recent favourites come courtesy of Psychemagik and Red Rack’em, with ‘Getting Away With It’, a hidden classic of the Madchester era recorded in 1989 by New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr of The Smiths as Electronic (complete with Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant), bringing the curtain down on the third instalment of ‘Credit To The Edit’. A signature edit of Greg’s which slowly creeps up on you, it’s a fitting way to close the album and gets its official release here.

The CD features 12 tracks, with 2 further edits from Captain Rapp and Crystal Grass available as part of a 10 track digital package.

T-Coy Cariño (8:02)
Chaz Jankel Glad To Know You (4.21)
Escort Cocaine Blues (7.19)
Luxxury Feat The Reynolds Hold On (6.04)
Chakachas Jungle Fever (6.18)
Fab 5 Freddy & Beside Change The Beat (4.52)
Psychemagik Feat Navid Izadi Mink & Shoes (7.01)
Bassheads Is There Anybody Out There (7.39)
Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer (5.01)
Space Magic Fly (6.08)
Red Rack’em Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (6.08)
Electronic Getting Away With It (10.09)
Captain Rapp Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (8.32) – digital only
Crystal Grass Crystal World (7.21) – digital only