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In the Fast Lane


Vive La Musique
VLM004D | 2021-11-12  
Cover version of Jean-Luc Ponty's legendary track "In the Fast Lane", commisioned as part of an official 12" reissue of the original track.
Originally released in 1989, "In the Fast Lane" is a rich and vibrant composition. The track is a firm favourite of an endless list of underground heavyweights including Theo Parrish, Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Laurent Garnier, Patrick Forge and many others.
The digital release features a brilliant cover version from Swedish producer Opolopo. He faithfully recreates the original synth lines around a deep and jazzy house groove, producing a modern dancefloor masterpiece for lovers of jazzy house and techno, which impressed the likes of Laurent Garnier, Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff and Ponty himself! The dub version takes out the synth solo for a deeper take.

"Waow! Love Jean-Luc Ponty. Love the Opolopo. BRILLIANT!" - Laurent Garnier
"The Opolopo version is cool" - Mr Scruff
"Opolopo version Featured on Bandcamp Daily" - Bandcamp
"The Opolopo version is very very good!" - Gilles Peterson (BBC / WWFM)
"Opolopo did a great job with my piece "In The Fast Lane". The feel of my original version is still there, while he highlights some sections with a different angle. He also does a very good keyboard solo and I really like the synth sounds he uses." - Jean-Luc Ponty
"thanks! never heard this one before. wicked tune!" - Hunee
"I love i the Fast Lane - Amazing Record" - Joe Goddard (Hot Chip)

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