We’ve got a tasty exclusive for you today from Luxxury. His much lauded edit of ‘Riders On The Storm’ made some waves last year and then it vanished into a haze of legal ambiguity. Well we’ve got our hands on a live remix version from one of his ‘Live Remix’ shows to give you. His first every European Tour is coming up in September and I look forward to seeing this one in person.
Luxxury’s version is one of the most interesting edits we’ve heard for a long time. Sultry as hell with vocoder vocals and a feeling that echoes in your head long after the track has finished. His additions are beautifully produced and this version brings to the fore background melodies from the original and puts them front and centre. Accomplished stuff.
Summer carnage today as Em Vee takes a spin re-arranging a Gibson Brothers killer. Em Vee is a not so secret moniker for an Amsterdam based producer, here’s a hint, an anagram to keep your brain busy. His name is contained in the words ‘Camel Grovel’. Anyway, sorry, back to the music. This edit seems a touch calmer than the original which is the opposite to a majority of edits, but it’s just what this track needed. It’s not trying to rewrite the rule book, but rather straightens out some of the folded corners. Lovely stuff for the warmer days!
London based Simbad was asked to remix Seun Kuti’s track for an excellent remix package. While also turning in a solid remix he also crafted a sweet dub that didn’t see the light of day, until now. This hypnotic Afrobeat monster has some really gentle subtleties and complexities that keep it fresh and interesting. It’s certainly got a lot more going on than most of the dub versions we’ve heard recently. Find a big system and crank it up!
In a House of Disco exclusive Marvin gets a work over from Black Bridge. This groovy jam hinges like so many Marvin edits do, on the vocal. It’s got a really sweet pacing though and perfect for those summer days.
It’s been a while since we put up anything from Lonely Boy. We’ve always liked his productions and this is no different. Moody and atmospheric ‘We Need The Dark’ samples a wonderful vocal from Jim James’s ‘State Of The Art’ to heart string pulling effect. Lovely stuff for an afterparty or a more contemplative moment.