ABOUT THIS ITEM
With impeccable musical quality control, Paperecordings was, and is one of the world’s most treasured record labels. The controversially named Dirty Jesus aka Erik Rug and Marc Collin were one of the many acts to release on the label, and their classic proto nu-disco track "Don’t Fuck With My Shit" was recorded in one take in the studio, played with real instruments and mixed down live. Now Juno revive this classic tune as part of their reissue and remix series. On this second piece of vinyl we get reworks by Gerard Black and DJ Harvey (appearing here as RV Cock). With Gerard in the UK and Harvey in the US there was a flurry of long distance phone calls and bouncing back and forth of files, and after their initial collaborative process on the mix they were all set to go off and do the fine tweaking of each one solo. Black Cock rises again - no fluffing required.
The RV Cock remix starts with the kind of percussion so indebted to Harvey’s life in Hawaiian paradise that it all but dons a loud shirt and offers you a cocktail. However this is quickly overshadowed by something altogether more menacing, as dark, slow, spacey synths come to the fore. By the time the ethereal vocals and horns come in, Harvey has lulled you into a druggy stupor – before dragging you out of it with one final bass drop that is sure to tear the roof off after-parties from London to Honolulu. Not to be overshadowed, Gerard Black chips in with his own sterling effort, with squelchy acid house bassline and busy drums. Rather than bombarding the listener, Black creates a sonic landscape in which every sound matters. This is sleazy-as-you-like discofied house – exactly what you’d hope for and expect from the legendary Black Cock crew.