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Peter Croce takes the reins of his own horse here, guiding Rocksteady Disco's 9th release steadily into house music's stables for some barn dancing, hay swinging fun.
Al Hudson's "Spread Love" seems as good a place to start any all nite discotheque, so Peter's handily kicked things off with a tasteful cut n splice of this celebratory disco staple.
"Maracatu Detroit" steers things in a more tropical house direction, a bustling number with plenty of live instruments contained within it's both playful and musically accomplished in equal measure, displaying jazzy inflections alongside a rambunctious house rhythm section.
Me and Barry thought "Bufe Bufe" might a tribute to everyone's psychedelic toad, but maybe that's just us... Anyway it's a highly spiritual, really quite enchanted afro-house number with rolling congas sections, evocative vocal chorus and a highly poised aesthetic. It's the kinda track Joe Claussell or Osunlade might well change your life with when your practicing in house music's church, Body & Soul on a Sunday afternoon (... or indeed, if you're using more chemical means to achieve spiritual enlightenment at any of the UK's house music, ahem, 'churches' - ed).
A Agape (Love Wins)
B1 Maracatu Detroit
B2 Bufe Bufe