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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.

Origin – Rage / Refined Intricacy 2×12″ promo

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This is the 2001 Renaissance 2×12″ promo release of two original tracks (and remixes) by the progressive house duo Origin.
The first disc is the original versions of both title tracks. The A side cut uses tight drum patterns and bass rumbling synth work to create a well polished millennial trance hit that received a lot of well deserved attention from the top DJs of the time.
The B side is a re-re-release of the track, with this being its last iteration and by far the most well received. Including uncredited vocals *supposedly* by Natasha Bedingfield – the hands in the air potential for this song were already well known – making it a no brainer for a Renaissance release. The fact that the label was willing to get behind these tracks are a testament to their anthemic value.
The second 12″ in the pack is the where the more interesting listening happens. The first remix comes courtesy of Brancaccio & Aisher. Their reworking is the standout piece of this package – sounding unlike any of the other works, they take the anthemic value of the original and turn it into a deeper, less linear version and add some subtle, yet complex touches of production that really flesh out the sound. Definitely my favorite of the four tunes.
The last track is the remix by Trisco. Their reworking is a driving, bass-led ride that works all the original parts into a sleek sounding, right-to-the-point kind of remix. In keeping with their own sound and production style, the duo keep the aural energy high from start to finish. A more than appropriate remix to round out this promo package.
All four sides are here for your listening enjoyment.

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