Dug this one out from one of my dusty crates last week. Forgot how effing awesome this is. Slacker wrote some of the best breakdowns. Can close my eyes and almost transport myself back onto the dancefloor at 530 West 27th street.
One of my all-time favorite Greg Wilson pieces, he sets it free to the masses via soundcloud with some information about how the project came around and some interesting tidbits about the track itself.
Also shared for a limited period via SoundCloud in 2009/10.
In March 2007 I received an email from Justin Crawford (aka Justin Unabomber), who, along with DJ partner Luke Cowdrey (aka Luke Unabomber), was busy putting the finishing touches to their Elektrons album ‘Red Light, Don’t Stop’, which would be issued later that year via Wall Of Sound / PIAS. Justin told me about an idea he had for me to put together a DJ only ‘party mash up’ of ‘Get Up’, the first single from the album.
I was more than happy to take it on - as you’re no doubt aware, I have massive respect for the Unabombers and their seminal Electric Chair parties at the Music Box in Manchester, which can be counted amongst the most influential British club nights of the last twenty years. The monthly events finally came to an end in January 2008, having originally kicked off in 1995, and I was fortunate enough to make a number of memorable Chair appearances at the Music Box, as well as other related gatherings both in Manchester and London, following my debut there in February 2005.
I got all the parts sent over and set about rebuilding the track, retaining some sections of vocal and speeding it up from around 100bpm to 110bpm, which sat better for my purposes. With carte blanche to sample whatever I liked, given that this wouldn’t be made commercially available, I had what might be called a field day. Listen closely (or not so closely) and you’ll hear a whole host of sources, including Marvin Gaye, Ladies Choice, Led Zepplin, James Brown, Missy Elliot, Chic, Public Enemy, Symarip, Michael Jackson, Brass Construction, Madness, The Doors and Ednah Holt; even Shrek got in on the act. I’d also switch from the original backing during the mid-section of the mix, dropping into the groove of the great mid-70’s Funk favourite, ‘Hollywood Swinging’ by Kool & The Gang, a change which generally provokes a noticeable surge of energy from the dancefloor.
It was a really buzzy thing to work on. I can certainly hear the playfulness in there as I trade the samples off against each other, vibing on the groove and creating tension. I suppose I approached it as a mini-epic, if that makes sense, with a few familiar faces popping up along the way to join the fun.
Was listening to Greg Wilson's 2020 Village Underground live mix and a mashup with Dennis Edwards "Don't Look any Further" came on. Of course, it reminded my of Tupac's "Hit 'Em Up" as well.
Someone to count on in a world ever changing here I am, stop where you standing what you need is a lover, someone to take over oh girl don't look any further.
Strange when you think of the chances that we've both been in a state of mind too cool to be careless, looking for the right thing. Oh baby don't look any further.
Tonight (tonight) we're gonna taste a little paradise rockin` all night long. Rockin` all night long Daylight (daylight) I`ll still be looking in your heavenly eyes.
Oh we rocked on and on and on.
Day o umba day o mambu ji ay o Don't look any further. Don't you look no furhter Day o umba day o na jam bay um bay o Don't look any further.
Someone to count on (someone to count on) in a world ever changing here I am, stop where you standing what you need is a lover (you need a lover) to love you all over (love you all over) Oh baby don`t look any further (further)
Tonight (tonight) we're gonna taste a little paradise rock you night long, rock me all night long Daylight (daylight) I`ll still be looking in your heavenly eyes.
We'll go on and on and on.
Day o umba day o mambu ji ay o Don't look any further. Don't you look no furhter Day o umba day o na jam bay um bay o Don't look any further
A prolific producer of quality house tunes, Jay Tripwire is a name familiar to many who've bought records the past dozen years or so. Here's a relatively new one that's on the deeper spectrum of house...
Also, in anticipation of his Fabric set tomorrow, a promo mix has been shared. You can get a copy of it as well as read an interview with him here.