More Tales Remixed

More Tales Remixed

by Incognito
     
 

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British R&B hasn't been as huge a phenomenon as British rock, but even so, there are many reasons to applaud England's contributions to R&B. England spends more money on R&B than any other country in the world except the United States, and England has been the home of Lisa Stansfield, Hot Chocolate, See more details below

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British R&B hasn't been as huge a phenomenon as British rock, but even so, there are many reasons to applaud England's contributions to R&B. England spends more money on R&B than any other country in the world except the United States, and England has been the home of Lisa Stansfield, Hot Chocolate, Soul II Soul, Caron Wheeler, Imagination, Loose Ends, Junior, and Neneh Cherry (among many others). Another reason to applaud England's contributions to R&B is Incognito, who have been around since 1979. Incognito's work has generally had more to do with soul, funk, urban and acid jazz than with flat-out disco, but on More Tales Remixed, a variety of mixologists give songs from their 2008 release Tales from the Beach an overtly disco appeal. Of course, the word "disco" sounds very dated in the 21st century; it has a strong mid- to late-'70s connotation. But truth be told, disco didn't end with the 1970s; it simply diversified, became more high tech and acquired new names like dance-pop, deep house, Latin freestyle, and Hi-NRG. Not all post-'70s dance music is disco -- techno, with its loud, abrasive, in-your-face aggression, has a lot in common with punk, hardcore, industrial, and metal -- but a lot of it is essentially disco, and a disco mentality usually prevails on this 73-minute CD. Songs that weren't full-fledged disco on Tales from the Beach become full-fledged disco after they get dancefloor makeovers on More Tales Remixed; the remixes will be called dance-pop, house, club music, and other things, but the bottom line is that for the most part, More Tales Remixed is about taking soul, urban, and acid jazz tunes and making them as disco as possible. Thankfully, most of the remixes manage to emphasize club appeal without robbing the songs of their R&B appeal or their soulfulness. And even though More Tales Remixed falls short of essential and is slightly uneven (some of the remixes are more successful than others), hardcore Incognito fans will find a lot to enjoy on this overtly club-oriented disc.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0053361316525
catalogNumber:
3165
Rank:
136506

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Incognito   Primary Artist
Ernst Stroer   Percussion
Dimitri from Paris   Bells,Vibes
Jesuina Noronha Passaroto   Viola
Michel Bessler   Violin
Jose Alves   Violin
Eduardo Hack   Violin
Iura Ranevsky   Cello
Rob Aitken   Guitar
Alice S. Hall   Hand Percussion
Antonella Pareschi   Violin
Mark de Clive-Lowe   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Francis Hylton   Bass,Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Marie Christine S. Bessler   Violin
Simon Grey   Percussion,solina,fender rhodes,Mini Moog,Oberheim Obxa
Daniel Guedes   Violin
Ski Oakenfull   Track Performer
Hiroshi Mizutani   fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Matt Cooper   Composer,Instrumentation
Simon Cotsworth   Original Mix
Julian Crampton   Composer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Composer
Dimitri from Paris   rhythm arrangement
Stuart Hawkes   Mastering
Gilles Peterson   Author
Tony Momrelle   Composer
Michael Moog   Programming
Christian Prommer   Producer,Remixing
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull   Composer
Francis Hylton   Composer,Programming
Simon Grey   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Eduardo Souto Neto   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Mitchy Bwoy   Artwork
Ski Oakenfull   Producer

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