Ch-ch-cha-check this out...
Some Context: The Glimmers are long-time friends David & Mo, two Belgian DJ’s, who remix everything from old school hip hop to new wave and beyond – I’d genuinely like to see their record collection(s). Their new CD, which is entitled: “Remixed, Re-edited And Ph#cked Up” has recently been released on the Eskimo label and brings together tracks from artists as diverse as Whitey, Jungle Brothers, Roxy Music and Liquid Liquid so seamlessly that words like “original” and “unique” are words that immediately spring to mind. Compilations as eclectic (I normally hate that word) as this can often seem contrived and even arrogant, but The Glimmers are not so much DJ’s as genuine music loving archivists – No, it’s not always same thing, trust me – and never seem to get too carried away.
But anyway, I’m starting to get carried away. Jungle Brothers mixed with Optimo was always going to be interesting prospect. I mean, old school hip-hop and krautrock-like/new wave – albeit with avant-garde funk leanings – just doesn’t work together, surely? Well, those Glimmer boys make it work. For me, this is genuine highlight on this setlist because it takes risks, while managing to maintain the party atmosphere they clearly strive for. Try to imagine 20 Jazz Funk Greats and Cocaine Blunts going head to head on the decks; it’s utterly unique and ridiculous, but you know, what’s wrong with that?
Jungle Brothers feat Optimo (Remixed by the Glimmer Twins) - I'll House you (A House is not a Hut)
You can visit The Glimmers website by clicking here. To buy the album try Amazon, but you might find it cheaper to hunt down a copy in the shops (Hooray for Selectadisc!)