First in an occasional series where I prefer the cover version. Posting about Jam & Spoon the other day reminded me of their remix of The Age Of Love's "Age Of Love". Their "Watch Out For Stella" remix is possibly still the definitive (of many) remixes that are infrequently issued.
Friday, 28 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Truth be told, I never bought this single for the A-Side. This remix was always the attraction - a veritable acid dub monster that renders the original somewhat obsolete.
Back to 1991 on this track. Altern8 were let loose on what was a relatively pedestrian gospel-house track and turned it into a classic rave track that still sounds up today.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Metaphorically digging the crates on this one for a DMC only release from 1997. Back before trance was shit. Blue Amazon turn Indie Rock on its head with a long long remix - it's 14+ minutes so you have been warned. Again, apologies for the relatively low bitrate but back then that's how I ripped 'em from the vinyl.
None so heavy as this - it takes about two minutes for the bassline to kick in, but what a bassline. Hard to believe this is now 10 years old, but this mix still stands today. At the time, this was classified as Nu-Skool Breaks - I guess it's now Old-Nu-Skool Breaks then ? This is a vinyl rip (gotta love those one sided promos) from years ago but despite the relatively low bitrate encoding it stil sounds pretty crisp, even if truth be told it sounds nothing like the original.
Monday, 24 August 2009
This one's for Chris. And possibly by Chris also. Somewhere, I'm sure there is a version made by P & P that has Rolf Harris on it - in the meantime this is the next best thing. And this is the version that should have been on Middle Of Nowhere, and any number of compilations since. Do it yourself - stick this in yer ipod.