John Davis & The Monster Orchestra‘s ‘Up Jumped The Devil‘ was originally released in 1977 on Sam Records. In 2017, the maestro Louie Vega gives it a proper rework. Also proper is that the remix makes it’s way to one of Sam Records president and A&R Sam Weiss‘ sons labels. Nurvous is the sister label to NYC’s Nervous Records founded by Michael Weiss.
This is not Louie’s first time reworking John Davis & The Monster Orchestra. Last year he remixed ‘Bourgie, Bourgie’, which was Traxsource’s No. 6 selling download of 2016. For the forthcoming ‘Up Jumped The Devil‘ EP, Louie delivers a master class in how to rework a tune that is incredible in it’s own right. Delivering an over 10 minute rendition, he maintains the original funk & soul of the track while bringing it forward 40 years for the 2017 dancefloor. Extending instrumentals, teasing vocals and layering percussions, Louie’s remix is in a word, perfection. With a vocal and a dub, you are getting a double dose of disco goodness.
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra ‘Up Jumped The Devil (Louie Vega Mixes)’ will be available on Nurvous on 30th June 2017.
Artist: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
Title: Up Jumped The Devil (Louie Vega Mixes)
Release: 30th June 2017 (vinyl & digital)