Crosstown Rebels




A –Miroslav Vitous New York City
B –Eumir Deodato Whistle Bump


Following on from the standout D.J. Rogers release, South Street Disco turn their sights to reissuing two seminal and much sought after °∆70s jazz funk Loft classics. One side houses Miroslav Vitouš°« cosmic disco delight °∆New York City°«, the other uncovers the Latin infused whirlwind °∆Whistle Bump°« from Eumir Deodato. First up the Czech jazz bassist and founding member of Weather Report, Miroslav Vitouš, supplies the infectious vibrations of °∆New York City°«. Harnessing the spirit of the bubbling NYC underground club scene of the mid °∆70s, Vitous lays down a proto Arthur Russell flavoured jam, that blends whirling new-wave-esque vocals and brazen basslines over trademark cosmic keys from the master, Herbie Hancock. Combined with tight drumming and fiery, overdriven riffs it paved the way for this to become a dancefloor hit and a clear precursor to the early house scene. With originals trading hands for £120+ it°«s high time °∆New York City°« got an official remastered reissue. On the flip side, a timeless Brazilian instrumental jazz-funk gem from Eumir Deodato that likewise became a certified classic through heavy rotations on New York°«s revered dancefloors, most notably via David Mancuso at The Loft. Feel good feelings amplified by spirited Rhodes, psychedelic strumming and that sure-fire Latin infused bongo / whistle carnival combo. Carefree, unbridled energy that sees Pops Popwell°«s funk bass perfectly accompanying blazing guitar solos and a horn section from heaven, it°«s impossible not to get down to. Pure South American sunshine bottled up and ready to be supplied at will.

A –Miroslav Vitous New York City

B –Eumir Deodato Whistle Bump

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