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Carino (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)

Deconstruction
For the record, we should say that 'Carino' probably wasn't the first UK house track. That honour likely belongs to Hotline's Rock This House. But whatever the historical accuracies, there's no arguing that Mike Pickering is a pivotal figure in the development of UK house, and his 'Carino' is a benchmark track. Motor City Drum Ensemble's curious mix is possibly the first ever remix of a classic track to sound older than the original. But the result isn't to make it dated; if anything, it channels the track's intensity as the Latin delights of the original are reined in to make way for a ponderous but deeply satisfying revisit of something that still carries the absolute essence of what it is - a 1980s masterpiece.
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