Keep on Moving: De Luxe Remix

by: Funkstar de Luxe

It's not often that remix albums come out over two years after the originals, but it took that long for Cleopatra Records' dance imprint, Hypnotic, to release Funkstar de Luxe's Keep on Moving: De Luxe Remix. Funkstar has a knack for remixing the merely soulful into stomping guilty-pleasure dancefloor fillers, and this album collects them all. Public domain Bob Marley tracks get two pounding workouts, with "Rainbow Country" ending up the more satisfying. Funkstar's take on Grace Jones' slinky "Pull Up to the Bumper" is near perfect, and "She's a Lady" with a house beat is campy fun of the highest order. The other big-name tunes are less pleasing, and Funkstar's excess rudely gets in the way of Barry White's deep soul on "Let the Music Play." "Walkin' in the Name..." and "Sunshine Reggae Party 2000" show that Mr. de Luxe has a hard time coming up with much on his own. [A bonus DVD includes four videos.] ~ David Jeffries

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