King Of Town
Lord Have Mercy
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King of Town (KoT), originally from Johannesburg but now in the UK, is back after a nearly a decade hiatus from his mutant disco-inflected remixes.
Prior to his long break, King of Town remixed the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Slow Club, Alice Russell, the Detachments and the Phenomenal Handclap Band.
His remix of Desmond and the Tutus' 'Kiss You on the Cheek', released on Tigersushi in 2009, has become a regular feature of Spotify playlists and has racked up a few million listens across various streaming platforms.
For this release KoT serves up four exclusive re-edits.
'Lord Have Mercy' is a retouch of Willie West's slow-burn R&B lament of his own elegiac defiance, where KoT underpins West's groove with a 303 acid bassline and synth flourishes.
'Swimming in Your Eyes' is a beefing up of Pasteur Lappe's 1979 Rhodes-heavy space disco groove.
'Troubles of this World' takes OV Wrights' ridiculously soulful take on a gospel classic and transforms it into a retro-futurist track aimed firmly at the dancefloor.
And with 'Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae' KoT nods towards his roots and inserts drive and snap into fellow South African Marumo's 1982 kwela-touched stomper.
As always the artwork has been completed by the very talented Pedro Carvalho de Almeida.
Matt says: We should expect it from Resista by now. But man - I doubt there's better selection of edits gonna be released this year! Warm, love-filled source material given just the right amount spit, polish and rejuvenation. Essential stuff for fans of Andi Hanley, Talking Drums, Parlour, Fascinating Rhythms and all that good stuff. Sleep and you'll be sorry.
A. Lord Have Mercy
A2. Swimming In Your Eyes
B. Troubles Of This World
B2. Khotso Tsaka Deile Kae