Lighthouse Family – (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be) Free/One (Brother Brown remixes)

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This is the 2001 Polydor Records 12″ release for the track by British duo Lighthouse Family. This particular vinyl comes with two mixes by noteworthy house producers Brother Brown. Their remixes take the soulful original song and turns it into two different versions of bubbling, hypnotic, pseudo-progressive house.
The A side remix is the longer of the two, using some distinct vocal pieces from the original song, while still giving the track an over all progressive vibe.
The B side dub takes all the essentials of the A side remix and distills them down into an even more hypnotic, driving version that cuts right to the point and gives the listen (or DJ) the opportunity to get lost in the sound for a few more minutes. Very good stuff …
Both remixes are here for your listening pleasure.
Enjoy.

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note: I was hesitant to post this vinyl, due to the inherent surface noise that seems to be part of the pressing of this particular 12″. Every copy I’ve had the chance to listen to seems to have the issue (of noticeable surface noise) – I did my best to clean it up and get rid of some of it, but there’s still an audible level.

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John Creamer & Stephane K – Forget The World 12″

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This is the 2004 “unofficial” release of The Doors sampling progressive/tribal house cut by the millennial super-duo John Creamer & Stephane K..
Following in their usual fashion, this cut is a dubby low-end heavy cut that slowly builds with layers of drums and subtle synth bits until you’re submersed in a thick, chunky groove that carries you away. Jim Morrison’s voice anchors the cut with trippy echoed style that reminds the listener what to do …

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Update:

It’s been a long time (6 months) since I’ve posted anything on this blog. To say that some things in my life have changed (and are still changing) is an understatement. Unfortunately I did not have (and, quite honestly still do not have) a lot of time to dedicate to working on content for this site. But … I have a few things that I want to get to posting here, and they will eventually make it. Check back soon-ish.

George Acosta presents WINDBREAKER – Way Up To The Sky 12″

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This is the 1996 Strictly Rhythm 12″ release for the track by George Acosta.
The A side and the B side are similar to each other in the way that they switch from 4/4 to breakbeat and back again numerous times and with different beats used throughout. Tension strings, tweaky 303s, warping synth lines and uplifting vocals create classic mid 90’s tunes that would fit in most any DJ set. Definitely a versatile piece of vinyl. Both mixes are here for your listening pleasure.
Enjoy.

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Sister Bliss featuring John Martyn – Deliver Me 12″ promo

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This is the 2000 Multiply Records promo release for the single by Faithless superstar Sister Bliss.
This particular single is a cover version of the opening song on the 1996 album X by The Beloved that features UK Modern-Folk-Legend John Martyn on vocal duty. Sadly, this was the last collaboration and (as far as I can tell through my limited knowledge of his catalog) the last work he did before passing away in 2009.
This particular piece of vinyl is noteworthy for two reasons. First, this is the only release to contain the X-Press-2 DUB mix of the track, and second, one of the only pieces of vinyl to contain the chunky, stomping remix by Lee Coombs. Both mixes bring a different energy and a more dynamic listening experience to the otherwise underwhelmingly trance-y original version. I like this piece of vinyl for the versatility it has for DJs and for the quality contained therein.

Both mixes are here for your listening enjoyment.

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