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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.
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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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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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Freaky Chakra – Peace Fixation 12″

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This is the second single by Daum Bentley (under his most well known production alias) and was released on the infamous NYC label Astralwerks.
The single comes with three different remixes of the same tune, all with varying shades of spacey, tripped-out funk and fluttering sounds that are laid down in multiple layers of sonic warmth. The tracks include everything from a well place DCD sample to harsh electro breakbeats and whisping backwards synth work to other-worldly sci-fi samples and crisp drum fills.
For Me, the highlight of this vinyl is the remix by Single Cell Orchestra. Taking some of the base elements and twisting them into a spastic electrified rework, the cut stands out as something that sounds oddly frightening, yet timeless and exceptionally executed.
All three versions are here for your listening enjoyment.

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DJ Icee – Energy Traxx Vol. 1

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The first release by Orlando based DJ Icee, the EP contains so many stolen samples, beats and bits that anyone would be hard pressed to name them all (or find an original bit of musicality in any of the tunes). An amalgamation of all things energetic which worked very effectively on the audience he was aiming this EP towards – ravers, DJs and critics. Truly, this is one of the most important releases in DJ Icee’s catalog. If it weren’t for the massive amount of attention this EP garnered upon its release, he might not be where he is today.
All four traxx are here for your listening enjoyment.

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