Luca Moplen is one of an elite group of producers currently intent on re-editing and reinventing countless disco classics for a modern audience.
Alongside Kon, Dimitri From Paris and The Reflex, Luca Moplen takes the original stems (or separate parts) of a much loved track, and respectfully turns it into something suitable for dancefloors in 2015.
This is a far more creative process than it may initially appear, with some of the more radical edits totally rearranging songs regarded in their original form as masterworks. As anyone who’s ever tried their hand at making music knows, the arrangement of a track is often the hardest part to get right.
Here’s a selection of my favourite Moplen edits – including a snippet of his much anticipated forthcoming mix of Chic-produced Diana Ross cut ‘I’m Coming Out’. (UPDATE: it looks like Moplen has fallen foul of the great Soundcloud purge of 2015, so some of the tracks have been removed - including the Diana Ross one!)
Talking Heads ‘Once In A Lifetime’ (Moplen Edit)
First Choice ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ (Moplen Edit)
Diana Ross ‘I’m Coming Out’ (Moplen Edit)
Gwen McCrae ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent’ (Moplen Edit)