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Different Strokes

Dr Packer

Glitterbox Recordings
GLITS006D | 2018-03-02  
Ahead of a full-length album coming on Glitterbox Recordings, the king of disco re-edits Dr Packer presents four of his versions of soulful dancefloor favourites old and new, giving a flavour of what’s to come from the LP. ‘Different Strokes’ kicks off with a re-rub of the MK-produced LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’, itself a house cover of Alicia Myer’s soul classic from 1981. Dr Packer pulls back on the tempo, making way for keyboards that echo the vocal melody and enhanced percussion. Next, he remixes ‘Still In Love’ by Shuya Okino, a contemporary nu-disco classic with gorgeous string instrumentation and a tight guitar riff. In true Dr Packer style, his version has plenty of extra funk, fleshing out the bassline to suit a dynamic disco set. A remix of ATFC’s ‘Bad Habit’ is next, again given the effortlessly laidback, groove-laden Dr Packer treatment. Finally it’s Soul Rebel’s ‘I’ll Be Good’, a vocal house classic from the mid-noughties, reinterpreted masterfully for today’s Glitterbox dancefloor.

Dr Packer 'Different Strokes'

1. LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’ (Dr Packer Edit)
Written by Kevin McCord
Produced & Mixed by MK for MCT
Additional Production by Kenny Dickerson
Re-Edited by Dr Packer
Published by Perks Music (BMI)
P&C 2017 Defected Records Limited under exclusive license from Marc Kinchen

2. Shuya Okino featuring Navasha Daya ‘Still In Love’ (Dr Packer Remix)
Written by Michael Nash & Kenneth Copeland
Produced by Shuya Okino
Arranged by Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive) & Kenichi Ikeda (ROOT SOUL)
Vocals by Navasha Daya
Vocal Arrangement & Engineer by James Collins
Drums by Nobuaki Fujii (Masa Sextet)
Drum Programming, Bass & Guitar by Kenichi Ikeda (ROOT SOUL)
Piano by Shota Hishiyama
Calavinet & Synth by Pirahnahead
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Pirahnahead
Strings Recorded at The Disc, Detroit by Greg Reilly & Randy Lynch
Strings Contractor: John Madison
Violins by Marla Smith, Velda Kelly, Alice Sauro, Molly Hughes, Beth Kirton, Constance Markwick, Melody Wooton & Dan Stachyra
Violas by John Madison, James Greer, James VanValkenburg & Leslie DeShazor
Cellos by Diane Bredesen, Sarah Cleveland & Judith Vander Weg
Harp by Christa Grix
Recorded (Drums & Piano) at Studio Dede
Recording Engineer (Drums & Piano) by Shinya Matsushita
Mixed by Toni Economides
Mastered by Tom Coyne
Licensed from Extra Freedom Ltd
Remix & Additional Production by Dr Packer
Published by May Twelth Music/Warner Chappell & Copyright Control
P&C 2017 Defected Records Limited under exclusive license from Especial Records

3. ATFC featuring Lisa Millett ‘Bad Habit’ (Dr Packer Remix)
Written by Fred McFarlane, Alan George, Chaka Khan & Arif Mardin
Produced with Love by Aydin The Funki Chile for Onephatdeeva Productions
Lead vocals by Lisa Millett
Mixed @ Fluid Ounce Studios, London
Mix Engineer: Neil Combstock
Remix & Additional Production by Dr Packer
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
This work is a medley containing the works of 'Bad Habits' and 'I Know You - I Live You'. 'Bad Habits' Written by Fred McFarlane / Alan George, Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). 'I Know You - I Live You' Written by Chaka Khan / Arif Mardin, Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
P&C 2017 Defected Records Limited

4. Soul Rebels featuring Lisa Millett ‘I’ll Be Good’ (Dr Packer Remix)
Written by René Moore & Angela Winbush
Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Mike Millrain @ Pure Groove Studios
Vocals by Lisa Millett
Remix & Additional Production by Dr Packer
Published by Angel Notes Music & Rene Moore Music
P&C 2017 Defected Records Limited

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