I like a good re-edit- not any old re-edit you understand but a good re-edit. A few years ago Pilooski was the re-edit king, taking something old, not too widely known, running it through the software in his laptop and giving a new lease of life. Some re-edits are pretty lazy, just adding a beefed up drum track but when they’re done well they’re good fun. Pilooski’s re-edit of Frankie Valli’s 1967 song Beggin’ was given a proper release beyond the world of bootlegs and mp3s. It still brings a smile to my face when I hear it.

Beggin’ (Pilooski Edit)

You Move And Groove The Way You Should

Frankie Valli’s 1966 floor shaker You’re Ready Now, a northern soul stomper to liven up any party this Christmas.

Lyrically Frankie is admiring a girl who was too young to hang out with him but is ready now, ‘ready to swing and dance all night long’-which in these more enlightened times would possibly get him on some sort of register.

12 You’re Ready Now.wma

Frankie Valli ‘The Night’ (Pilooski Re-Edit)

This should warm us up nicely for Saturday night, Pilooski’s re-edit of Frankie Valli’s Northern Soul-esque The Night. Great bassline, uptempo, great vocals, double edged lyrics. Sometimes great dance music is happy/sad rather than out-and-out euphoric, and this song manages that, nailing the lightness and darkside of going out on the town. Nicely touched up by our French friend Pilooski.

The Night (Pilooski Re-Edit).mp3