All I'm Askin' (Demuir Playboy edit) - (6:31) 125 BPM
Review: A house music all-star remix team assembles for this package of Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez's 1994 classic by Axxis "All I'm Askin'" for his acclaimed Dopewax imprint. It is all the quality one would expect from the man who is one half of legendary production outfit Masters Of Work: from the tough vocal-led bounce of the original version which hasn't aged a bit, to the new remixes by Gonzales himself, as well as Jay Potter & Dancing Divaz totally uplifting remix featuring Rowetta. Plus, not to mention man of the moment Demuir from Toronto, delivering a deep down and dirty 'Playboy Edit'.
Review: For the latest release, Masters at Work man Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez has revisited one of his toughest tunes: 1994 Axxis hook-up "All I'm Askin". The original version, which rightly kicks off the EP, is a heady slab of mid-'90s NYC basement house that wraps hazy synth stabs and glassy-eyed female vocal samples around a moody bassline and slamming tribal house drums. It comes accompanied by a wealth of fresh remixes, with Alexander Technique offering up two suitably sleazy tribal techno takes peppered with razor-sharp riffs and hip-house yelps. Gonzalez's old pal Harry Romero delivers the standout re-rub, a deeper, groovier and chunkier affair, while Avision turns out the lights and rachets up the intensity on his Drumcode style big room techno re-make.