Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, indie-pop.
Background/Info: Swedish electro-pop formation Red Mecca wanted to do something special. So they released this 12” featuring two cover versions; one from Hot Chocolate and the other from Donna Summer while the music was composed by Giorgio Moroder.
Content: Both songs bring us back to the golden years of disco music, but Red Mecca transposed both songs into their own electro/indie-pop style. “Every 1’s A Winner” is sung by rather fragile vocals while driven by a carrying chorus while “Working The Midnight Shift” sounds more elaborated and featuring heavier vocals.
+ + + : This release is the perfect format for cover versions. The production sounds professional while both songs have been successfully adapted into a cool indie-pop approach. I especially like the “Working The Midnight Shift”, which has more potential and which is driven by the great singing of Susanne Jonsson (the new vocalist).
– – – : Releasing cover versions of great songs and/or famous artists always remain a tricky business.
Conclusion: This vinyl is an interesting intermezzo to welcome the new full length by Red Mecca.
Best songs: “Working The Midnight Shift”.