Friday, May 02, 2008

Let's Be Free  

The French group Voyage has been covered here before when we featured their 1980 tune I Love You Dancer. Souvenirs is from 1978 and is a glamorous pure disco dance floor burner. This rare Hot Tracks remix from 1983 on Power Records attempts to put a modern spin on the sound and removes the vocals. While it is at a more gentle tempo, they removed a lot of what made the original track so great. On the end of the track it seems they added a bit of a Muzak version for good measure.

mp3: Voyage - Souvenirs (12" Version)
mp3: Voyage - Souvenirs (Hot Tracks Mix)

Posted by Joel Brüt | 7 comments


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7 comments: to “ Let's Be Free

  • May 4, 2008 at 4:54 PM  

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  • May 8, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

    Lovin' it! Thanks!

  • May 15, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

    Daniel Wang says on YouTube: "Please allow a "historical" comment on this record, one of my all time FAVORITES! It is a mix of 3 things. (Orig voc version was 129 bpm, on Souvenirs album) First, there was also an orig VOYAGE INSTRUM I album, which is the main body. On Voyage INSTRUM II album you get 2nd element of this Hot Trax mix: "phase shifted tom drum break" from WE GOTTA DANCE. Outro, 3rd element, is from BRAINWAVES - HOMMAGE TO DISCO LP, a cover version. Combine, increase bass EQ, slow to 120 bpm!"

  • May 22, 2008 at 11:18 PM  

    Wow, thanks for that info!

  • June 10, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

    i actually prefer the Hot Tracks mix to the original, it is one of my secret weapon 12"s. it is much less cheesy, which is going to work well with most crowds i think ;)

  • July 3, 2008 at 8:57 PM  

    Good job!!
    I like this style.

    Greetings from South-america!

  • June 3, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

    Man anyone know where i could buy a quality mp3 of this as it seems vinyl copies will be few and far between. Would love that instrumental version on the LP on discogs for 35 or 50 euros!