Dance for Life

Fans of dance music's West End Records will find much to admire on this David DePino-mixed set that primarily spotlights remixes of well-known recordings from the label's historic vaults.

Fans of dance music's West End Records will find much to admire on this David DePino-mixed set that primarily spotlights remixes of well-known recordings from the label's historic vaults. Such tracks as North End's "Kind of Life (Kind of Love)" and Billy Nichols' "Give Your Body Up (To the Music)" receive restructurings of a lifetime, thanks to remixers Masters at Work and Danny Tenaglia, respectively. Also quite festive is Junior Vasquez's re-rub of Sparque's "Let's Go Dancin'." Remixes of Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" and "Work That Body" don't hold up as well (some things are better left untouched). Of the label's recent offerings, Linda Clifford's "Changin' " and Marty Thomas' "Resurrect Me (Lift Me Up)" are classics-in-waiting. All proceeds from sales of Dance for Life will be donated to LIFEbeat, the music industry organization that fights AIDS.—MP