I’ll keep this one short.
So, Gilles Peterson, second show on BBC 6Music. Sixth track of the afternoon, a restrained, slow-building house remix of Stevie Wonder’s funk classic Superstition. The remix is by Obol, who I don’t know much about other than the fact that he likes remixing things, and he’s from Switzerland.
I don’t often say this about cover versions, let alone remixes, but I actually think that Obol improves Superstition; yes, that’s right – I just said that this is better than Stevie Wonder’s original. I always felt that, whilst it’s a great track to get people dancing, the disco was a bit forced on Superstition. With all that stripped away and nothing left to distract us from the lyrics of the song, it’s actually much more powerful. Mat Weddle managed a similar trick with his cover of Outkast’s Hey Ya.
Anyway, enjoy. Here’s hoping Gilles pulls some more smashes out of the bag next week.
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