In its new remixed form, it's a slab of monster soul with the potential to blow up big style. Attracting the attention of DJs from Erol Alkan to Gilles Peterson, the track has taken on a life of its own. Pilooski too is a little amazed at how it's exploded, but reckons this is because of the original's universal appeal.
"Of course I'm surprised, but on the other hand it's a track you can listen to no matter what your age. The original was a good song anyway." Adding some FX to the track and toughening it up has turned it into a disco destroying beast. "I just boosted the beats and changed the structure, made it more psychedelic," Pilooski revealed.
A true soul nut, the producer's encyclopaedic knowledge of the genre meant that Valli's track had been close to his heart for some time, and with a little tinkering he finally hit upon the correct formula to bring the Italian-American crooner bang up-to-date.
"I just love soul music and there are a lot of different versions of this track. Originally I was going to do another one, and then maybe because this one is rougher I chose this one," the producer explained.
So what's next on the horizon for Pilooski?
"I'm doing a project with a band called Octet. We used to work for Diamond Trax - Benjamin Diamond's label - so we're doing a project, a soul disco psychedelic sort of thing." We're beggin' you to check him out!
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