I would usually be the first person to say, ‘don’t touch a classic’ but in this case I am forced to clarify and amend that statement. A Taste Of Honey released ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ in the summer of 1978 and it became an instant hit and one of the most memorable songs of the era. Dj Gual has touched a classic but he really has the Midas touch. He stays true to the groove of the song and gets authentic and superb vocal assistance by the very talented Cheshy. She is able to sing effortlessly and unhindered over a slick track.
The production is really clean and the musicianship is something to proud about. It really is a successful rejuvenation of a vintage, time-honoured anthem. Obviously a labour of love, DJ Gual proves once again that he has a respectful recollection of Disco mixed with artful innovation. Not everyone can touch a classic but, DJ Gual, you go right on ahead. With a soon-to-be club classic under your belt, we can’t wait to hear more!
Have a listen to ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ by DJ Gual on Soundcloud. You won’t be disappointed.
Review by Susan Harriott