Possibly one of Australia’s finest house music exports, Dr Packer returns to Glitterbox for ‘Different Strokes Volume 2’ after the first edition of the series. This first sampler highlights three cuts from the forthcoming LP, showcasing Dr Packer’s abilities to produce soulful versions of house and disco essentials.
The sampler opens with his remix of Aeroplane’s 2017 ‘Love On Hold’ featuring Tawatha Agee, stripping back the contemporary nu-disco track, soft chimes and a lilting beat transform the track, while maintaining its dancefloor capabilities. Up next, he turns his hand at an essential from the Defected catalogue, ATFC’s 2001 track ‘Sleep Talk’ featuring the vocals of Lisa Millett. Maintaining the vintage flavours of the original, he lends his disco-tinged flare to the house classic.
Finally, his remix of Eminence’s ‘Give It Up’ featuring Kathy Brown rounds of the release, as cinematic strings and horns give the release a healthy dose of dancefloor drama.
The EP is out 15 May.