Are re-edits the real revenge of disco? | Music | Guardian Unlimited: "Ron Hardy was spinning in Chicago's proto-house club The Music Box than anything we've heard in house music clubs this past decade. Maybe disco didn't require retribution after all, perhaps it just needed time?
"Over the last six months it's become the main genre we sell," says Simon Rigg, manager of London dance music specialist Phonica Records, who guesses that up to 40% of his current vinyl stock comprises reworked versions of older music. The same tale comes from Alec Greenhough, who runs distributor Toko and All Ears Ltd.
"A lot less imagination seems to go into new dance music these days," says Danny Webb, dance music purchaser at Manchester's Piccadilly Records, where re-edits account for a similar percentage of dance vinyl sales. "I think DJs would rather spend their money on older records that may have been re-edited as these have, [and] in many cases been tried and tested on dancefloors by DJs over many years.""