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Pleasure of Love reissue imprint, New Islands, launches with a quiet storm, soulful balearic stunner. Kim Yaffa’s Once Bitten was recorded in LA and released on a 1989 private press 7 Inch, only to be buried in american record bins for decades after. A re-emergence of Yaffa’s music on the internet in the last couple years has reached fever pitch, with collectors thirsting for copies of the record. Now, New Islands has worked directly with the artist to deliver an official reissue, professionally transferred from the mixdown reels, carefully restored, and remastered. The title track is an effortless class-act pop tune, with 80s blue eyed soul/Sade inspired sounds, and unknowingly balearic production that make it timeless (reminiscent of Linda Di Franco, Edie Brickell or 80s Fleetwood Mac). The 12 Inch is rounded out by new mixes from Nick the Record (Record Mission) and Michael David (Classixx)

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Ian Blevins (Me Me Me, ESP Institute, Futureboogie) - Love the lot!
Eclair Fifi (Lucky Me / NTS) - love the og but really amazing remixes 5/5
Louise Chen (NTS) Lights of LA is the one!
Erol Alkan (Phantasy Sound) Big! Thanks
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) - LOVELY
Curses (Rinse France / Ombra INTL / Dischi Autunno)- OG 1988 is gorgeous
Hot Toddy (Paper Recordings / Future Disco / Glitterbox) - New to this one, Once Bitten is a gorgeous bit of balearic pop and the edit works great
Massimiliano Pagliara (Live at Robert Johnson)- nice tunes!
PBR Streetgang - Summer cant come quick enough to play these ones ! great stuff !
Bill Brewster (NTS) Really lovely package will play.
Luke Solomon (Classic / Freaks / Music For Freaks)- Nicks edit is killer
Al Zanders (A-Z, Lodger) - Enjoying the Nick the Record and Dan Tyler Edit!
Ruf Dug - more balearic than burger king ibiza airport
Beyonders (Me Me Me) - nice, like this
Charles Webster - original and MD remix are v cool....thnx
Rollover DJs (Rollover Milano) - Michael David remix is so good
Jacques Renault - Enjoying the Nick the Record & Dan Tyler version!
Rotciv (Live at Robert Johnson / Luv Shack) wowI love these!
Bottin (Bearfunk)- Nick + Dan edit for me.
Ambient Babestation Meldown (Optimo Music / Rye Wax) - Lovely reissue, just at the right time for me to get back into italo-y vibes.


A1. Once Bitten (Original 1988 Mix)
A2. Once Bitten (Michael David Remix)
B1. Once Bitten (Nick The Record & Dan Tyler Edit)
B2. Lights Of LA (Original 1988 Mix)

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