Premiere House drama: Pet Shop Boys – The Man Who Has Everything (Johan Agebjörn & Mikael Ögren Re-edit) #House #PetShopBoys #Disco @johanagebjorn

Johan Agebjörn returns to these parts after a substantial absence. He’s from Lund, Sweden and was part of Sally Shapiro. His heart is in ambient and disco. And it’s disco that gets the free rein on this remix premiering on AcidTedblog.

Alongside Mikael Ögren he’s remixed the Pet Shop Boys from what for me was their peak period. Although seen as a classic 80s band I preferred their early 90s work that took their disco template and added wit to house structures. This peaked with Very/Very Relentless albums in 1993 with the extraordinary ‘bubble’ cover. And it’s that album from which comes The Man Who Has Everything (Johan Agebjörn & Mikael Ögren Re-edit).

I’ve included the original below but Johan and Mikael’s re-edit is taking all that’s good in the original and turning it all up to 11. It’s 30 secs longer for extra drama. The disco is pushed further back to let the natural dramatic house to the fore, It seems to have absorbed the essence of peak time old school house and sculpted it in the PSB blender. Peaks shoot off in all directions. Dig out the glitterball for tonight, you dance.

If you enjoyed that check out this rather fine mixtape from earlier this year. It contains lots of great 90s techno.

~ by acidted on December 19, 2020.

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