AUX 02 – Soul Clap / Childhood ‘87 – Baker Man / Caught Up
Artist: Soul Clap / Childhood ‘87
Title: Baker Man / Caught Up
Format: 12” ONLY
Cat.No.: AUX 02
Style: House / Disco
VINYL RELEASE : 25th Jan. 2010
5/5 – One word! MERCI!
Catz N Dogz (Mothership – GER)
10/10 – Fantastic!! Both remixes. Thanks!
Damian Lazarus (Crosstown Rebels – UK)
8/10 – Soul Clap – Baker Man
Matthew Dear (Ghostly Intl. – US)
4/5 – Solid!
Serafin (Mountain People – CH)
5/5 – Feel it!
Dario Zenker (Hometown Music – GER)
8/10 – Childhood ‘87 – Caught Up – Nice one!
Droog (Culprit – USA)
Love the edits! Especially the Caught Up! Disco fav brought to date, its fantastic!
Dyed Soundorom (Freak ‘N Chic – FR)
4/5 – Superclass music! Both sides
Falko Brocksieper (Sub-Static – GER)
10/10 – Baker Man will be a party hit for sure! Really nice & subtle rework.
Can’t get enough of those Soul Clap dudes…!
Franklin de Costa (Green Empire – GER)
8/10 – Childhood ‘87 – Caught Up – Beautiful edits! Will play.
Jamie Jones (Crossown Rebels – UK)
Nice, like the Baker Man one. Cheers.
Konrad Black (Wagon Repair – CAN)
9/10 – Bakerman is one of my all time favorites… Soul Clap treatment keeps it hot!
Till Von Sein (Dirt Crew – GER)
10/10 – The Childhood ‘87 is fantaaaaaastic!! I dropped it both gigs this weekend and people went bazerk…Wow! And the Baker Man edit is an instant classic as well… Been playing for months now and it’s always a special moment in the club!
Tim Green (Trapez – UK)
5/5 – Love Caught Up! Def support this!!
Right on the heels of Aux-Rec’s enthusiastically received 1st release featuring very contemporary revisits of the 1950’s classic “Fever” by Franco Cinelli and Club Rayo, this 2nd chapter of the Aux-Rec project travels to different eras, into different styles. And this is precisely what we had set to do: zig-zag through dance music history in search of personal favorites and classics to be revisited or refreshed.
For the present release, we travel to two distinct dates: 1989 for the A-side, and 1979 for the B-side. Two tracks that are 10 years apart, but that both share a fiercely upbeat and affirmative musical profile, as well as a certain ageless, core, compositional quality. In this release you will find groove of the highest standard, infused with subtle mood and feeling, that will take the pre-party into the party, and the waiting lounge into the airplane.
‘Baker Man’ was Danish duo Laid Back’s second hit after the even more popular ‘White Horse’… so good a track that it deserved to be reworked and revived! The original groove of ‘Baker Man’ was already highly infectious back then. A simple yet effective composition of electric guitar, horns, organ and soulful female vocals that brings the image of a joyful road trip to mind. The lazy male vocals and melody, and the incoherent lyrics, give the track an absolute downtempo and trippy feel to it.
Soul Clap (the highly sought after and extremely hot Boston duo) with their inimitable mighty touch of turning anything soulful into something supremely soulful, have taken the positivity and groove of the track to an even more powerful degree. The rhythmic traits of the track are pumped, enhanced and sharpened. And the trippy, “weightless” quality of the song is developed through additional long, floating keys and quirky effects (for even more weightless experience, check the original music video of the song by Lars von Trier!)
Our second track features a wild yet chic rework of Inner Life’s “Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)” by Childhood ‘87, who are none other than the highly talented and up-and-coming Le Loup, along with his childhood buddy Funkalicious James. Our two Frenchmen apply an innovative disco-house touch that takes the Inner Life classic to new danceable heights while maintaining Jocelyn Brown’s signature diva vocals for a ripping effect!