Boomkat Product Review:
Oh Dark Entries, how we adore thee! At long last San Fran’s finest pull out one we’ve been waiting for; a comprehensive collection of Night Moves’ essential Trance Dance power play, containing the original and sought-after UK mixes plus the New York Disco Mix and GC1 Version, all on the same platter, for the first time. Swoooooon.
Hailed as an (un)common root of debonaire ‘80s UK, Euro, Chicago and NYC disco scenes, Trance Dance is patently a total and pivotal anthem, favoured by everyone from London’s New Romantics to Larry Levan, Ron Hardy and Tony Humphries for its ineffable style and finesse.
Aside from inferior bootleg pressings, the original pressing have been hard and/or damn expensive to pick up, so it’s an absolute pleasure to finally cop full fat versions of the searing New York Disco Mix and the totally proto Dopplereffekt vibes on the GC1 Version, and likewise clasp clammy palms on the later 1983 (Robot Rock) UK Club Mix with its heaving bass, or the beautifully gaunt UK Disco Mix on the flip.
Sadly the release is tinged with sadness as it also doubles up as a tribute to the dancers and crew who perished in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire on 2nd December, 2016. Their memories will live on in the best record bags and shelves around the world.