Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Power of the Golem

A few years back, a number of great disco re-edit twelve-inches were released under a series titled Les Edits Du Golem. Most of the releases featured edits of some of the most obscure disco tracks one could even think of or find. Furthermore, the releases never mentioned or gave credit to the people that were responsible for the actual edits, therefore adding a bit of "mystique" to this already interesting series. In all, the series consisted of six releases with the last coming in 2008 titled "A.L-T.s Summer Outtings". My favorite record from the series is actually the first release of the series which consisted of funky re-edits of Clout's "Sunshine Baby", an unkown re-edit titled Sumak, and a 1977 tropical disco gem by Ahmed Fakroun titled "Nisyan" (re-titled "Pyramide"). Unfortunately I haven't been able to hunt down who actually did these edits, therefore I can't give the apropriate credit due for these fine edits. Regardless, the overall series was a good one that I was saddened to see come to an unexpected end. Nevertheless, we still have the music from this collection to always enjoy, and that is exactly what I plan on doing.

Les Edits Du Golem - Pyramide

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glamjack said...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing

clearlyvillains said...


the saucer people said...

I am glad that someone else appreciates just how good the Les Edits Du Golem series were and a very fine choice to represent them with the Ahmed Fakroun edit....its strange isn't it in this day of information overload and hyper-commodification that sometimes the less information you are given about a release, the more you become intrigued by.....For me, the early Underground Resistance & Basic Channel releases were perhaps the key exponents of this approach...keep it anonymous, mysterious and let the buyer do the hard work tracking down the product.

Having said all that, this approach only works if you have very exceptional music and Edits du Golem had that in buckets!

Great post!

Unknown said...

This stuff comes from Paris, France.
DJ Gilbert (Versatile Records) and Romain BNO are the one behibd these productions, I mean les Edits du Golem. Some one else is behind but I don't remember...