One advantage of white label records is their potential to protect artists who experiment with derivative works from liability. Whether or not that’s the case with an upcoming edit of Peggy Lee‘s 1958 jazz rendition of the Little Willie John‘s “Fever,” the unnamed producer paid compelling homage of the source material. It releases via East End Edits on March 12th.
A vintage patina on Lee’s famous verses pairs curiously well with the warm sub bass of “EEE010.” The bass line gives way for several measures to horn solo that itself would have worked well in the original. Although a fairly straightforward DJ tool, the edit breathes enough new life into “Fever” to stand up on its own merit.
The track marks the tenth release of East End Edits, who since 2017 have delivered house edits of songs by the likes of Depeche Mode, Kelis, St Germain and The Doors on single-sided white label records. Rumors about as to the identities of the label boss and signees – or whether a single person is all of the above.
Preorder “EEE010” in single-sided, 12-inch vinyl record format via deejay.de.