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After turning the controls over to the Mighty Zaf for a sell out smasher last time out, Moton main main Diesel steps back into the studio and serves up another trio of rarities, lovingly reworked to rock your nearest dancefloor. Grooving its way across the whole of the A-side, the outrageously funky "Feel Good" shakes a leg in blue eyed soul territories, blending serious 70s vocals with a whole lotta jamming. Twinkling Rhodes licks, bubbling bass, shuffling percussion and ballooning brass put us in proper party mode, while the vocal pushes its way through an audible beard to fray even the finest cardigan. If you're into Rhead Brothers or Doobie Brothers, then this is the cut for you. The B-side opens to disco kicks and tightly wound toms, swiftly segueing into a low slung Latino version of Ian Dury's "Wake Up". The louche lyrics and laid back groove of the original are intact, joined here by tango-tastic keys, space siren Moog riffs and scratchy guitars which lend the whole track a sunblushed South American mystique. Last but not least we're in upper orbit as Diesel classically cuts and splices a space disco oddity. Operatic vocals and orchestral sweeps make for an arresting intro before the track settles into deep "Supernature" style bass, gypsy violins and more of those musical theatre vocals. Camp as they come and entirely unusual, this is the kind of curveball you'd love to hear on a dancefloor.
Patrick says: Diesel follows that excellent Zaf release with a trio of re-edited rarities on his evergreen Moton imprint. Boasting AOR grooves, leftifeld Latin disco and a floor filling space opera this should should move boat shoes, Cuban heels or rocket boots alike.