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MAWcid
MAWcidPREORDER
MAWcid (original mix) - (8:02) 124 BPM
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MAW 2037
28 Jun 24
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 16
Light Up - (4:46) 124 BPM
It's Right - (6:40) 122 BPM Hot
Played by: BRENDON P
Review: How many 'lost tapes' did Masters at Work find when rummaging through their archives of unreleased music last year? It was clearly a high number, because the subsequent release series has now hit 16 EPs with more on the way. The latest missive takes us back to the early-to-mid 1990s, a period in which the New York duo were the hottest house producers on the planet. Opener 'Light Up' dates from 1994 and sees Kenny and Louie wrap clibnking melodic motifs, sustained string samples, twisted riffs and gorgeous piano chords around a typically chunky NYC house groove. In contrast, 1992's 'It's Right' mines the swinging, loose-limbed drums, deep bass, ear-catching organ riffs and glassy-eyed female vocal samples that were such a part of the NY/NJ 'garage-house' sound of the period.
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MAW 220
14 Jun 24
Funky/Club House
Organi
Organi (original mix) - (6:36) 125 BPM
Organi (Groove You mix) - (6:58) 125 BPM Hot
Review: Masters at Work returns with Organi, a fusion of uplifting organ solos and their signature pocket grooves that define the dub scene. Featuring the legendary organist Brian Auger and the talented Axel Tosca on keys, this release is a testament to MAW's mastery in crafting infectious rhythms and heavy basslines - once again. Auger's historic contributions to rock, psychedelic, and soul music, including collaborations with Jimi Hendrix, add a rich layer to the track, while Tosca's stunning solo work amplifies its depth.
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MAW 2036
24 May 24
Minimal/Tech House
MAW Lost Tapes 15
Craze Bass Dub - (5:10) 118 BPM
Gene's First Bass Dub - (4:54) 122 BPM Hot
Review: Number 15 in the series so you surely know what the deal is here by now, as once more Messrs Vega and Dope reach for the bag marked 'studio off-cuts', stick in their respective thumbs and pull out a nice juicy, tracky plum a-piece. First up this time out is 'Craze Bass Dub', where you get five minutes and 10 seconds of chugging bass, clipped keyboard stabs and muted organ chords, followed by 'Gene's First Bass Dub', a slightly more flowing and "musical" affair but with a pleasingly fat bassline still firmly at the heart of proceedings. The MAW studios' DAT archives truly are the gift that just keeps on giving...
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MAW 219
10 May 24
Funky/Club House
Let Me Know
Let Me Know (MAW mix) - (7:29) 124 BPM Hot
Let Me Know (MAW Stripped mix) - (6:18) 124 BPM
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MAW 2035
19 Apr 24
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 14
Lost Jig (original mix) - (5:25) 124 BPM
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MAW 218
15 Mar 24
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 13
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MAW 217
16 Feb 24
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 12
Gimme Some More (KenLou mix) - (7:53) 127 BPM Hot
Gimme Some More (KenLou instrumental mix) - (7:44) 127 BPM
Review: 12 months on from the release of the first volume in Masters At Work's 'Lost Tapes' series, Kenny Dope and Louie Vega continue to unearth and share killer unreleased gems from the vaults. 'Gimme Some More' was recorded 27 years ago and dates from the period when the pair unleashed a string of superb singles under the alternative KenLou alias. The disco-sampling beast is presented in two forms: the EP-leading 'KenLou Mix' version, where ultra-deep chords, echoing female vocal snippets and jazzy disco bass ride a typically sweaty, loose-limbed Kenny Dope house beat, and the marginally shorter, dancefloor dub style bump of the 'KenLou Instrumental Mix'.
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MAW 216
19 Jan 24
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 11
Dance Last (original mix) - (7:54) 126 BPM
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MAW 215
15 Dec 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 6
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MAW 210
24 Nov 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 10
Bump That Whistle (original mix) - (7:16) 125 BPM Hot
Bump That Whistle (Stripped mix) - (7:16) 125 BPM
Bump That Whistle (MAW Beats) - (5:11) 125 BPM
Review: Masters At Work's continuing 'Lost Tapes' series has already offered up plenty of previously buried treasure by the New York house heroes. Somewhat predictably, volume 10 contains more must-check material rediscovered on dusty DATs, specifically three passes on a cut called 'Bump That Whistle'. First up is the 'Original Mix', where echo-laden minor key chords, whistles and jazzy hi-hat sounds rise above typically loose-limbed Kenny Dope beat and a weighty bassline. The dancefloor dub style 'Stripped Mix' follows ? think beats, bass and occasional weird electronics ? before the long-serving duo serves up a typically floor-friendly 'Beats' mix for those who like playing around with percussion.
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MAW 214
27 Oct 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 9
Talkin' Bout The Spirit (MAW Lost Tape mix) - (7:05) 123 BPM Hot
Talkin' Bout Da Spirit (MAW M1 dub) - (6:51) 123 BPM
Talkin' Bout Da Spirit (MAW Talkin' mix) - (7:05) 123 BPM
Talkin' Bout Da Spirit (MAW Talkin' dub) - (6:51) 123 BPM
Talkin' Bout Da Spirit (MAW Beats) - (6:35) 123 BPM
Review: How much unreleased, previously forgotten heat is there in Masters at Work's vaults? Rather a lot, it seems, as this release marks the ninth EP in their ongoing 'Lost Tapes' series. What's an offer this time is a collection of varied passes of the same track, 'Talkin' About The Spirit'. They begin with the 'No Sample' version, a piano and organ-sporting chunk of heads-down MAW brilliance that sounds like a mid-90s concoction, before serving up the dub style 'No Sample Stripped' mix. There are two 'MAW with Patti' versions, which replicate the previous mixes but add in more classic disco-era vocal samples, plus a 'Beats' mix that focuses on Kenny Dope's impeccable drum programming and some carefully placed dark string stabs.
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MAW 213
22 Sep 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 8
Snare Bouncin' (original mix) - (7:34) 124 BPM Hot
Snare Bouncin' (dub) - (7:34) 124 BPM
Snare Bouncin' (Ruff dub mix) - (7:41) 124 BPM
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MAW 212
25 Aug 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 7
SEM (mix 1) - (7:01) 123 BPM Hot
SEM (MAW Beats) - (7:01) 123 BPM
SEM (mix 2) - (7:01) 123 BPM
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MAW 211
21 Jul 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 5
Smash It (original mix) - (7:44) 124 BPM
Don't Throw It Away (original mix) - (7:08) 123 BPM Hot
Smash It (Drums MAW dub) - (7:44) 124 BPM
Review: For committed house-heads of a certain vintage, the recent rediscovery of a treasure trove of "lost" Masters at Work recordings - and more importantly their release via a series of must-check EP - has been like Christmas and birthdays all rolled into one. Predictably, there's plenty to get the pulse racing on the series' fifth instalment, not least opener 'Smash It', a heavy, locked-in groover driven forwards by typically bouncy Kenny Dope drums and a trippy, mind-altering acid bassline. Those drums - and that bassline - naturally come to the fore on the accompanying 'Drum Dub' version. Bonus cut 'Don't Throw It Away' is an even wilder, percussion-heavy riff on a similar theme - all delay-laden vocal snippets, weird noises, cut-up First Choice samples and infectious drums - and sounds ripe for peak-time plays.
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MAW 209
23 Jun 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 4
Funky Anane (MAW Jazzy dub) - (6:13) 122 BPM Hot
Maw Want You (original mix) - (8:22) 127 BPM
Review: Two contrasting cuts make up the latest instalment in the 'MAW Lost Tapes' series. In the red corner we have 'Funky Anane', a looping groover that tops a hip-shaking Latin rhythm with jazz sax and a female voice saying "funky" over and over. Meanwhile in the blue corner there's 'MAW Want You', an uptempo 4/4 Jersey organ groove with a bassline that reveals exactly where speed garage got its ideas from. For this old garagehead the latter wins by a knockout, but you pays your money and you makes your choice - pausing only to consider what it must be to have made so many great tracks that material of this calibre got left on the shelf!
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MAW 208
19 May 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 3
Boyd's Jam (On The Organ mix) - (6:56) 123 BPM Hot
Boyd's Jam (MAW Synth dub) - (6:57) 123 BPM
Boyd's Jam (MAW Zipper Beats) - (5:12) 123 BPM
Review: The latest instalment in Masters At Work's essential 'Lost Tapes' series takes us back to the early '90s and a long-forgotten studio session they did with the late, great Boyd Jarvis, a New York house originator famed for his soloing skills and memorable basslines. We get three passes on 'Boyd's Jam', each of which offers a perfect union of swinging MAW beats (programmed by Kenny Dope), deep chords and textures (laid down by Louie Vega) and bass and keys-solos courtesy of Jarvis. There's the 'On The Organ Mix', which as the title suggests is marked out by some dazzling organ improvisations, the more layered, spaced-out and intoxicating 'Synth Dub' (think organs and mazy electronic lead lines), and the DJ tool style 'Zipper Beats'.
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MAW 207
21 Apr 23
Funky/Club House
MAW Lost Tapes 2
Lost I'm Ready (Sax dub) - (5:04) 123 BPM Hot
KenLou Thump (original mix) - (5:10) 128 BPM
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MAW 206
17 Mar 23
Deep House
MAW Lost Tapes 1
MAW Apes Groove (original mix) - (6:22) 124 BPM
Virus Ruff Mutes (Sax dub) - (6:18) 125 BPM Hot
Review: With all due respect to the virtuoso accomplishments that Nu Yorican Soul, Elements Of Life etc definitely were, this writer's favourite MAW productions have always been the raw, pumping NY club cuts that the duo put out back in the early days. If you agree, then these two gems, recently discovered lurking on two-inch tapes from 25-30 years ago and given just the very lightest of 21st Century makeovers to bring them into line with modern production values, are an absolute must - quite how they never ended up on Nervous or Strictly is a mystery. Do we really need to say any more?
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MAW 205
10 Feb 23
Funky/Club House
The Ha Drop
The Ha Drop (Kenny Dope remix) - (6:23) 122 BPM Hot
The Ha Drop (Kenny Dope instrumental remix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
The Ha Drop (MAW Beats) - (3:26) 122 BPM
The Ha Drop (Kenny Dope radio edit remix) - (3:06) 122 BPM
The Ha Drop (Kenny Dope radio edit remix Alternate Intro) - (3:08) 122 BPM
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MAW 204
24 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
Moonshine (Masters At Work Remix)
Moonshine (Masters At Work remix) - (8:17) 122 BPM Hot
Moonshine (Masters At Work dub) - (7:20) 122 BPM
Moonshine (Masters At Work radio edit) - (3:20) 122 BPM
Moonshine (Masters At Work dub edit) - (2:55) 122 BPM
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MAW 203
11 Feb 22
Funky/Club House
It's What We Live, It's What We Are
It's What We Live, It's What We Are (dub mix) - (5:38) 123 BPM
It's What We Live, It's What We Are (KenLou mix) - (9:36) 123 BPM Hot
It's What We Live, It's What We Are (Made In Ibiza Studios mix) - (9:52) 82 BPM
It's What We Live, It's What We Are (MAW Stripped) - (8:17) 123 BPM
Review: Still bossing the game for as long as they'll live, Masters At Work are back at it again with a sweet original jam "It's What We Live, It's What We Are" - spread out across four sweet incarnations. For the straight up house lovers privy to some snare-action here and there it's all about the "Made In Ibiza Studios mix", with some some early B-boy electro tips coming from KenLou himself. Heating that dancefloor evenstill is a classic "MAW Stripped" mix to get those pulses racing and beads of sweat dripping - feel dat bassline - next to a deeper, headsier session in the dub mix. Sexy hot as ever, Master At Work for life.
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MAW 202
05 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
We Did It For Years
We Did It For Years (original mix) - (7:47) 124 BPM Hot
We Did It For Years (KenLou dub) - (6:50) 124 BPM
We Did It For Years (beats) - (6:39) 124 BPM
We Did It For Years (radio edit) - (3:40) 124 BPM
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MAW 201
28 May 21
Funky/Club House
Mattel
Mattel (original mix) - (7:58) 123 BPM Hot
Mattel (KenLou dub) - (9:38) 123 BPM
Mattel (Beats) - (4:50) 123 BPM
Mattel (radio edit) - (3:54) 123 BPM
Review: Here's something significant: the first new single from legendary New York house duo Masters at Work since the mid 2000s. The good news is that Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez and Little Louis Vega have not lost their touch after all these years, with 'Mattel' delivering a killer combination of bouncy, 'Nuyorican' house drums (programmed to perfection by MPC master Gonzalez), spooky late-night synth-string stabs, hazy early morning motifs and bleeping electronics. It's perhaps a little moodier than we may have expected, but that's no criticism. The accompanying 'KenLou Dub' is even more of a cosmic, percussive and atmospheric peak-time treat, while the 'Beats' version is terrific for DJs who like to play around with percussion. It's great to have them back!
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MAW 200
02 Apr 21
Deep House
In The Real World
In The Real World (MAW mix) - (6:49) 85 BPM Hot
In The Real World (MAW Reality instrumental) - (6:50) 85 BPM
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MAW 100
03 Oct 06
Deep House
Feeling Fine
Feeling Fine (Main mix) - (7:07) 123 BPM Hot
Feeling Fine (Suedo Jazz mix) - (7:35) 124 BPM
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MAW 091
25 Sep 06
Deep House
Ease Your Mind
Ease Your Mind (Ricanstruction edit) - (7:09) 126 BPM
Ease Your Mind (main mix edit) - (10:04) 126 BPM Hot
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MAW 083
22 Sep 06
Funky/Club House
The Time Is Now
MAW feat Wunmi
The Time Is Now (Masters mix) - (10:00) 85 BPM
The Time Is Now (Nigeria dub) - (6:12) 85 BPM
The Time Is Now (MAW Amazon mix) - (8:05) 127 BPM
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MAW 081
21 Sep 06
Deep House
Senorita
Senorita (Urban Magic vocal) - (8:30) 126 BPM Hot
Senorita (Urban Magic dub) - (8:31) 126 BPM
Senorita (Brown Bear's beats) - (3:38) 126 BPM
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MAW 084
21 Sep 06
Deep House
Loot
Loot (Afrikan mix) - (5:36) 119 BPM Hot
Loot (instrumental) - (5:50) 119 BPM
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MAW 064
21 Sep 06
Deep House
Victory Song/Zimbi'Ndaba
Victory Song - (5:27) 120 BPM
Zimbi'Ndaba - (6:39) 120 BPM Hot
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MAW 089
21 Sep 06
Deep House
Loud
Loud (12 Inch mix) - (5:45) 128 BPM
Loud (MAW remix instrumental) - (9:42) 128 BPM
Loud (MAW remix) - (9:42) 128 BPM Hot
Loud (Louder vocal) - (5:45) 128 BPM
Loud (original mix) - (4:40) 128 BPM
Loud (original Beats) - (4:28) 128 BPM
Loud (original instrumental) - (4:40) 128 BPM
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MAW 102
29 Aug 06
Deep House
Ekabo
MAW feat Wunmi
Ekabo (Afro House mix) - (9:28) 123 BPM
Ekabo (Afro Beat mix) - (9:20) 123 BPM
Ekabo (Unreleased Groove mix) - (9:27) 123 BPM Hot
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MAW 046
14 Apr 06
Deep House
I Ya Ya Ya/Monster Rhythm
I Ya Ya Ya (T'z main) - (7:12) 126 BPM Hot
I Ya Ya Ya (Acca mix) - (2:18) 126 BPM
Monster Rhythm (TH vs Gu) - (7:06) 127 BPM
Monster Rhythm (T'z Box Beatz) - (2:09) 127 BPM
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MAW 098
01 Jan 04
Deep House
The World
The World (Vega mix) - (9:13) 124 BPM
The World (instrumental dub) - (5:36) 124 BPM
The World (Beats) - (3:39) 124 BPM Hot
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MAW 101
01 Jan 04
Deep House
Feeling Fine (Remixes)
Feeling Fine (Ricanstruction vocal) - (8:53) 126 BPM
Feeling Fine (instrumental & So On) - (8:54) 126 BPM
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MAW 096
01 Jan 04
Deep House
Life Is But A Dream
MAW feat Lynae
Life Is But A Dream (Ricanstruction) - (7:50) 126 BPM
Life Is But A Dream (instrumental) - (7:41) 126 BPM
Life Is But A Dream (Broken Down) - (7:27) 126 BPM Hot
Life Is But A Dream (bonus beats) - (5:12) 126 BPM
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MAW 076
03 Apr 03
Deep House
Every Now & Then
MAW feat Billie
Every Now & Then (MAW mix) - (6:29) 126 BPM Hot
Every Now & Then (Terry Hunter remix) - (7:41) 126 BPM
Every Now & Then (Terry Hunter instrumental) - (7:44) 126 BPM
Every Now & Then (Terry Hunter Beats) - (3:22) 126 BPM
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MAW 066
21 Mar 03
Deep House
Morena
Morena (Kenny Dope's main mix) - (7:58) 84 BPM
Morena (Kenny's alternative mix) - (6:44) 84 BPM Hot
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MAW 092
01 Jan 03
Deep House
Sume Sigh Sey
Sume Sigh Sey (MAW remix) - (7:47) 130 BPM
Sume Sigh Sey (Sume beats) - (2:39) 130 BPM
Sume Sigh Sey (Tee's remix) - (7:15) 128 BPM Hot
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MAW 086
01 Jan 03
Deep House
I Am The Road (Remix)
I Am The Road (Bugz In The Attic vocal remix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
I Am The Road (Bugz In The Attic instrumental remix) - (6:15) 125 BPM
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MAW 090
01 Jan 03
Deep House
Tranz/Body (Remixes)
Body (Josh Wink Deep Journey Interpretation) - (7:38) 129 BPM
Body (Josh Wink Acid Interpretation) - (9:30) 129 BPM
Tranz (Todd Terry remix) - (8:57) 84 BPM
Tranz (Todd Terry instrumental) - (8:30) 84 BPM Hot
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MAW 087
01 Jan 03
Deep House
Loot (Remixes)
Loot (MAW Alternate vocal) - (9:56) 126 BPM Hot
Loot (MAW dub) - (7:58) 126 BPM
Loot (MAW Beats Chant) - (9:56) 126 BPM
Loot (MAW Beat No Perc mix) - (3:11) 126 BPM
Played by: Sam Redmore
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MAW 077
01 Jan 03
Deep House
I Got Somebody New (Remixes)
I Got Somebody New (MAW mix) - (9:23) 127 BPM Hot
I Got Somebody New (Ritual dub mix) - (5:05) 127 BPM
I Got Somebody New (MAW Alternate mix) - (8:52) 127 BPM
I Got Somebody New (MAW Alternative mix instrumental) - (8:52) 127 BPM
I Got Somebody New (dub Beats) - (4:05) 127 BPM
I Got Somebody New (MAW Beats) - (8:52) 127 BPM
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MAW 097
01 Jan 03
Deep House
MAW Expensive (Remix)
MAW feat Wunmi
MAW Expensive (A Tribute To Fela) (Dim's Deepah Touch) - (8:55) 127 BPM Hot
MAW Expensive (A Tribute To Fela) (Dim's Retouch) - (13:00) 127 BPM
MAW Expensive (A Tribute To Fela) (Come Again Skit-A-Pella) - (0:19) 126 BPM
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MAW 088
01 Jan 03
Deep House
Zabalaza
Zabalaza (Maw original remix) - (7:45) 125 BPM
Zabalaza (dubb vocal) - (7:49) 125 BPM
Zabalaza (MAW dub instrumental) - (7:43) 125 BPM
Zabalaza (MAW afro beats) - (7:44) 124 BPM
Zabalaza (MAW dub beat) - (7:44) 125 BPM
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MAW 073
13 Dec 02
Deep House
Brand New Day
Brand New Day (Dance Ritual mix) - (10:17) 127 BPM Hot
Brand New Day (Espidub) - (7:58) 127 BPM
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MAW 074
07 Aug 02
Deep House
The Amazon/Tribal Flute
The Amazon - (8:04) 127 BPM
Tribal Flute - (6:30) 86 BPM Hot
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MAW 078
12 Jun 02
Deep House
In Time
In Time (MAW remix) - (10:07) 126 BPM Hot
In Time (In Time dubb) - (5:40) 126 BPM
In Time (Take Time acapella) - (1:57) 138 BPM
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MAW 070
23 May 02
Deep House
Bruja
Bruja (MAW mix) - (9:34) 126 BPM Hot
Bruja (Beat dub) - (5:47) 126 BPM
Bruja (Brujapella) - (3:33) 84 BPM
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MAW 071
15 May 02
Funky/Club House
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