Monday, March 05, 2007

A Bright New Life

One of the best releases of 2007, so far, has to be the brand new 12-inch release from Brooklyn, NY's Disco outfit Escort. This group has already blessed us with two great singles in Starlight, and Love in Indigo b/w Karawane, now they might have just released their finest piece of work so far. This new amazing single entitled, A Bright New Life is another solid disco anthem which features powerful lead vocals by Zena Kitt, a horn section led by Jon Natchez, strings by Caleb Burhans, and absolutely massive drums and percussion by Ernesto Abreau, Chauncey Yearwood, and Ben Herson. "A Bright New Life" gets a much deserved re-edit from Environ's finest, Morgan Geist. The B-side concludes with a cinematic late-night disco driven stopper, "All That She Is". When I found this 12-inch in my local record store, I definatelly new I did my good deed for the day. One of this year's best.

Escort - A Bright New Life (Morgan Geist Edit)
Escort - A Bright New Life (Dub Edit)

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3 comments:

peter said...

NICE. Love Escort. Thanks

Steve said...

I must be the only person who has no interest in Morgan Geist. IMO, his edits dull tracks rather than enhance them, perhaps lending length at best. I'm also the only person to not be ensnared by the appeal of Metro Area, so perhaps I'm just predisposed against the man's work.

American Athlete said...

That's a fair comment, however I have to say I somewhat disagree. I believe his re-edits of The Rapture's "House of Jealous Lovers", Fabrice Lig's "Please Try Again", Owusu & Hannibal's "Delirium", and the most recent re-edit of Junior Boy's "The Equalizer", are far better than the orginals. I do agree he has a minimalist approach to his edits, however I think that is his style, based off of early Detroit Techno which he is heavily influenced by.