Advance ‎– Take Me To The Top (Michael Gray Remixes)



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As many of you may know, Advance’s ‘Take Me To The Top’ is something of a boogie classic; an Italian record from 1982 rich in soulful vocals and squidgy synths that sounds like it was recorded in New York rather than Napoli or Rome. Here, long-serving house producer Michael Gray (he of Full Intention fame) gets his hands on the original and delivers a couple of contemporary updates that are pleasingly reverential to the source material. The A side ‘Sultra Remix’ has a few tasty contemporary touches – looped sections, chunky beats, special effects – but is otherwise fairly faithful to the sun-kissed, synth-laden original mix. While rather good, it’s the flipside Dub that really set our pulses racing, not least because it emphasizes the elastic bassline, loved-up chord sequence and colourful electrofunk electronics.