What makes a good disco edit? We might hope to hear something more than just an extra emphasis on functionality—some personality, perhaps, or maybe the fruit of some particularly successful digging. Or perhaps sounds that would be too rare to procure in a cost-effective manner otherwise. Japanese record fiend Beaten Space Probe's first volume of edits for Italy's Glenview Records Inc. certainly feels like it stemmed from some serious time spent in the crates. What made it onto the 12-inch—beefed-up, slightly extended sides from the latter portion of disco's pinnacle—sounds pretty great, too. In terms of value and rarity, though, Edits 1 is a bit of a wash: using Discogs as a guide, none of the inclusions look especially pricey or hard to come by. And this editor doesn't tweak the tracks out so wildly that the originals wouldn't do you just fine. So take Edits 1 as a calling card of sorts for Beaten Space Probe's DJ sets, if not a prompt to spend some time trawling through dusty vinyl yourself.
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Tracklist: Beaten Space Probe - Edits 1 A1 Brooklyn Dreams - Street Man (Beaten Space Probe Edit)
A2 Barbara Roy - If You Want Me (Beaten Space Probe Edit)
B1 Norma Jean Wright - Sorcerer (Beaten Space Probe Edit)
B2 Larry's Fat Band - Act Like You (Beaten Space Probe Edit)