Saturday Night (Mekon vs Pig mix) - (3:39) 133 BPM
Saturday Night (Inflagranti mix) - (2:55) 115 BPM
Saturday Night (Funklife mix) - (3:34) 121 BPM
Saturday Night (hit by a rock mix) - (5:55) 53 BPM
Saturday Night (Future Funk Squad's raw electro mix) - (3:47) 120 BPM
Veteran producer Mekong recently dropped his first album in almost a decade, Piece Of Work. One of its standout tracks, "Saturday Night", is now released as a single with loads of new mixes. The original is a raucous electro-crunch romp with School D providing a distorted rap on top. A '70s Elton John riff is woven into the Mekong Vs Pig mix, Inelegant go into smooth '80s electro-soul territory, Funklife go all rowdy rave, Hit By A Rock slows things down to a mechanical grind and Future Funk Squad wrap up business nicely with some acidic electro-disco sleaze.
Where on earth did this monster come from?! Mark Knights Toolroom Trax label have unearthed a real treat from Trisco. It goes to show what good A&R'ing is all about, as in it's Original form this isn't the most striking of tracks. However, the techno elements and potential floor appeal clearly had an impact on the team. Handing the remix baton to Paul Thomas & Sonny Wharton, who smash it out the park with a rocking tech house remix that will do the business in pretty much any set of any style. What's more, Eddie Halliwell gets stuck in on an alternative take, having only recently got behind the studio dials, this is an exciting first glimpse at what he is capable of.
Anyone with that finer ear for quality of sound and understanding of production will appreciate the seemingly effortless class of D Ramirez. From top 10 chart smashes to the baddest of underground bombs, this is tasty collection of collaborations with the likes of Dirty South, Smokin Jo, and Steve Mac is absolutely un-missable. From warehouse raves to sunset beach parties, these cover all the bases and will sound super fresh in any progressive set. 'Ups & Downs' featuring Robert Owens is a real highlight, that said.. They are all more than worthy of peaktime plays.. Dive in!!
Since the resurgence of John Digweeds pioneering label, there has been a noticeable focus on just a couple of new generation talents to spearhead the future. Following in the mist of the likes of Steve Lawler, and Danny Howells, Guy J has become the sound of modern day bedrock. Following on from his 1000 Words album, here we have some fresh licks on the LPs highlights. Sian goes in super deep on 'My Thought Of You', while Hybrid Soundsystem get some breaks vibes going on 'Fly'. There is also a hot new Original 'Shining' which has been getting heavy plays the past few weeks... No filler, all killer!
It wouldn't be the weekend without another collection of classic tracks from the Bedrock vaults, and this latest 10 is filled with some killers.. all for just L5.99. The real stand outs here are; 'Under Pressure' and 'Gekko' by Guy J, John Digweed & Nick Muir collaboration 'Aquatonic', and the acid rave anthem 'Sabotage' from Pete Heller. There are some more recent sound also, notabaly from Jim Rivers on 'Empathy'. Tracks like this are also great to throw in a mix and add a special dynamic to set, as let's face it.. they all sound ultra fresh even to this day