Guess what? Maestro The Juan MacLean dropped off a 4 track dance floor beast titled Panic In Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. From beginning to end, his first outing on Razor-N-Tape is primo New York disco; effortlessly soulful with a whole lot of attitude. Today I’m premiering the second track on the record, an impeccable edit of “Reach Up,” by Toney Lee.
“Don’t Stop For Nothing” brings a hearty helping of slap-happy energy to the classic work. It kicks off with a straightforward vocal hook, building immediate anticipation of the inevitable breakdown. In classic J Mac style, the layers fit together like puzzle pieces, building with an intense focus and flow. The end result is a chunky treatment whose masterful loops lead straight to dance-floor oblivion.
Cop Panic in Fort Greene Park today on Juno starting July 6th here.