Boomkat Product Review:
Rush Hour have done the world a huge favour, reissuing Virgo's seminal self-titled album, newly mastered and sounding better than ever.
'Virgo' is a revered artefect of Afrofuturism that doesn't sound quite like anything that came before or after it. The duo comprised of Merwyn Sanders and Eric Lewis, also known as Ace & The Sandman or M.E, and not to be confused with the other Virgo of Vince Lawrence and co. For any original house heads this reissue is a dream come true, providing another chance to re-engage with tracks like 'Ride' and 'Do You Know Who You Are' without the shoddy pressing and really make those synthlines come alive, to sound as frighteningly futuristic as they were intended.
It's a remarkable feat for all involved, giving acres of perspective on the development of House music between 1989 and 2010 and another chance for a fresh generation of ears to discover it's crystalline beauty.