All good things come to an end, and The Very Polish Cut-Outs is no different. The fifth sampler would be the final in the long running series. For the farewell record, label boss Zambon has selected five unique reworks from top producers from Poland and beyond.
Side A is aimed at the dancefloor. “Kiedy Byłem Malym Chłopcem” was the biggest hit in the long career of Tadeusz Nalepa, the king of Polish blues. Irresistible, smooth guitar groove is combined with conscious lyrics about different views of what’s important at different stages of life, served in the form of a conversation between father and son. Miód crew from Wrocław transforms this beautiful song into peaktime killer, tailored exactly for the needs of a modern dancefloor. Moscow’s man of the moment Beard In Dust edits “Biała Sowa, Biała Dama, Biały Kruk” by Kram into flawless disco funk bomb, fueled by cheesy synth action. A slice of Eastern European b-boy disco breaks.
Side B brings more ethereal and psychedelic flavours to the table. “Na Kolana Pastuszkowie” comes from Laboratorium, Poland’s answer to Weather Report. Their unique take on fusion is remixed here by Daniel Drumz, one of the heroes of Polish hiphop & beat scene. This longtime turntablist leaves his rap roots and travels to the psychedelic coast to bring you an amazing piece of Baltic Beat. Last two tracks are chopped and looped by Australian hero Carpentaria in a truly Balearic fashion. “Za ostatni grosz” by Budka Suflera charms the listener with dripping pianos and misty, endless soft rock groove (with added swirling synths played here by Brennan Green himself), while “Zaczarowane Miasto” by Kombi is a dark, cinematic piece of slow synth pop. It may be the end, but The Very Polish Cut-Outs finishes off in a fine style.