Review: Leroy Burgess and Larry Levan's famous 1981 post-disco project enjoys a well-deserved reissue. Leroy's vocals are at their very peak, flexing around that midrange that allows him to dynamically hit both high and low moments while Levan's production ensures the entire band shines in the right places; the salubrious slap bass on the Wonder-esque "Dancing Into The Stars", the full-flavour backing vocal harmonies on "Something Else", the interstellar keys on "Lay It On The Line"... Everyone in the Logg project plays a pivotal role in one of the coolest boogie records of the era. Essential.
(You've Got) That Something (extended version) (10:43)
Dancing Into The Stars (extended version) (11:05)
Review: Boogie badman Leroy Burgess was responsible for some of the greatest disco and electrofunk jams of the early '80s. Even so, few were quite as special as "(You've Got) That Something", a 1981 killer that distilled all that was good about his productions - those distinctive cowbell patterns, life-affirming slap bass, spiraling synths, hard-wired disco guitars and one of his finest vocal performances - in one essential, 11-minute package. As on the original '81 12", it comes backed with the similarly impressive "Dancing Into The Stars", whose melodic bassline is arguably even better than that found on the A-side. If you don't already own a copy of the original pressing, this reissue should be an essential purchase.