The label teases that release with Benjamin Ball's "Flash A Flashlight," a 1983 track that came out around the same time as fellow South African act Brenda & The Big Dudes had a breakout hit with "Weekend Special." Ball's track is much weirder and warped, and would be maddening to the would-be trainspotter. It inhabits some parallel world between itchy reggae, queasy electro, slinky disco, naïf synth pop and proto-house, yet never quite settles into any of them. Considering its ability to tick off that many boxes, it's no wonder that it has a $300 asking price on Discogs.
On the flip, Gerd Jansons's edits don't have to do much, save for beef up the kick and synth line so that it cuts through the original's lo-fi haze. He nudges it just out of its ambiguous sound into something closer to club music, resulting in a flash that's just that much brighter.