Tiger & Woods - Gin Nation

The ethics and the usefulness of disco edits has been a trending topic on a couple of forums for a while. This is probably due to the fact that there are tons of edits around and the ones pressed on vinyl are selling pretty well and the producers/DJs behind these edits are able to make some name for themselves.

I've been following these conversations for quite a while and I have to say that I find the question of usefulness or originality of disco edits somewhat redundant. If it's a good piece of music that sounds great and makes people dance, it doesn't matter whether it's the original or a re-edit. Certainly there's lots of weak, quickly done Ableton edits that should have never been released on wax but on the other hand I have found so much great, obscure music thanks to solid edits.

All in all a duel between the original and a re-edit is quite useless. Original disco era and modern disco edits are two different genres from two different eras and both have their pearls but it's also good to remember that the bulk of releases in both genres sucks so it's all about finding the good cuts and enjoying them to the max.

Enough with my chitchat. Let the music speak for itself. Gin Nation is a big disco/house edit found from Tiger & Woods' second release Caddy Shag EP (2009).

Tiger & Woods - Gin Nation [320 kbps, DivShare]

And here's the original masterpiece in case you weren't sure of the original and/or would like to do a comparison. Too bad the quality of all YouTube clips of Music And Lights is so low.


Crotchbat said...

Both the Caddy Shag and Hole in One EPs are f'ing brilliant. Thanks for posting this track...

Mikko said...

I totally agree with what you write about the whole disco edit discussion.

Milton Van Houten said...

Found this recently: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aU_38QQt9Q The legendary DJ Harvey talks about re-edits.