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Christian 'Kon' Taylor's KonTemporary imprint goes from strength to strength! This, the third release sees the Boston crate diggin' selector, producer and remixer extraordinaire reworking the mighty sounds of L.T.D.'s roof-raising "Love To The World".

L.T.D., an acronym of Love, Togetherness and Devotion were a highly respected and entirely dope 70's soul and jazz-funk outfit fronted by the powerful Gospel-tinged vocals of one Jeffrey Osborne, whose powerful tenor voice gave their music some serious weight! Heavily revered among music lovers and often sampled throughout hip-hop and dance music (check out 'Cuttin it up', Love ballad', 'Holdin on' & 'Back in love' for proof!), one of the group's biggest and most well-known cuts was "Love To The World", a track that got love from the hardcore dancers, B-boys and old-school heads alike. As usual, Kon has taken this classic into a new realm with his own unique arrangement and use of ad-libs and unheard instrumentation, all taken from the master tapes and lovingly reworked. It's a difficult task to breathe new life into the classics, but Kon always comes up trumps with his fresh ideas and expert ear. Now you can catch these super heavyweight 12" versions, including an epic 9 minute plus instrumental mix, or funk loving 7" flip, all expertly tweaked by Kon and mixed by Scott 'Supe' Stallone at Found Sound, Philadelphia.

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Sil says: Kon does it again. His edits have become classics in the scene and for a reason. The man has its own ways of bringing a second life to both classics and obscure beauties. Solid gold on this funky, jazzy number including a glorious instrumental (my fave!). And for you, 7 inch lovers, there is a version of it too!

The second release on Kon's officially licensed KONtemporary imprint is here and once again he flips one of disco's anthems to devastating effect, deftly reworking Sylvester's evergreen 'Over & Over'.

A true dance-floor bomb, 'Over & Over' is just one of THOSE records that has everyone on the floor and full of feels. Originally written by the legendary team of Ashford & Simpson it's inevitable that this jam oozes class. Kon has lovingly freaked the original master tapes into 2 brand new, fresh versions that will undoubtedly find their way into any self-respecting disco freaks DJ set. On the A-side we have his 'Found A Friend Remix', a beautifully reimagined and restructured version that leaves lots of space and let's those wonderful strings really soar, finally peaking in total disco glory! It's no wonder that the mighty DJ Harvey has been closing his sets with this one. Pure class and perfect for losing yourself in pure emotion. On the other side we're treated to an amazingly bold 'Dub mix', in keeping with the traditions of the classic labels, West End, Prelude, Fantasy and Co, it's sparse, melodic and contains just enough juice to keep the people dancing and asking for more! 

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Patrick says: Currently killing it as Harvey's end-of-nighter, Kon's fresh flip of this Sylvester classic comes through with a whole load of hands in the air energy, stranger hugging emotion and soulful Southport power. Killer!


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