Its not often we get to release a bona-fide old-school rave anthem but our next release "Comin’ On Strong" is one such opportunity. Back in 1991 it perfectly captured the mood of the times. Melodic energy with hip-hop beats and dubby Basslines. The self-released vinyl had sold so many copies on its release, that it would have gone Top 20 …. if only the band had known about barcodes. It did however stay in the Kiss 100 charts for a massive 18 months.
Fast-forward to 2010 with Original copies reaching crazy second hand prices… time for some remix action. First up is Grim Pil. Here is a man who knows how to mix up Old Rave and Nu Rave served up with a extra large helping of bass. Talking of all things bottom end, things go Bassline next with the Black Noise version. Fresh from mixes for Sinden, Diplo and Laidback Luke and Crookers the guys here are on fine fettle.
We foray into Dubstep with 25 year old Joe Lamberts (AKA Caper) version. Next up are the Slum Dogz a Drum and Bass collective receiving a ton of support from Radio 1.
The original band members all have turned in some new mixes too. Rave DJ Don Elis D brings back some of the old time vibe with his update. Nick Newton takes things on a housier detour for his 2010 “Newton Chugg Piano Mix” and stabby breaks for his “Transbreaks Mix. Nu Skool breaks wizard Rennie Pilgrem returns to his funk routes and gets some groove on with his Nu Funk mix.