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This compilation follows ‘Heavenly remixes 1 & 2’ and ‘Heavenly remixes 3 & 4 - Andrew Weatherall volume 1&2’.
There’s been a lot written about how the Heavenly office is almost a living thing. Time and legend have anthropomorphised it into a towering character in the label’s rich history. Although the five-days-a-week workspace is ostensibly just four sturdy walls, a bunch of furniture, a vivid explosion of framed artwork charting a unique and particular journey through the history of music, multiple stacks of records, a bulging fridge and an overworked stereo, the Heavenly office has ended up becoming less a someplace and almost a someone.
The spirit of the office is a restless beast, yet it’s been loyal enough to have faithfully moved (almost) every time the label has relocated. And it’s a spirit that’s been emboldened whenever it has been based in Soho. Whatever the ley lines are that run under that square mile of central London, they seem to electrify the Heavenly office like a National Grid of vibes and volume; strange attractors to the ghosts of Soho’s rock & rollers, ravers, reprobates and roués alike who add a spectral joie de vivre to proceedings.
While the Heavenly office itself might be notorious, it’s the music that fills it up in the afterhours that truly gives the place life. While the open door has long offered something akin to a welcoming hug for both regular and first time visitors, it’s the always cranked up sound system that’s the equivalent of a mate leaning into you, guiding you through the peaks and troughs of the music.
As with any good party, the office soundtrack evolves track by track like selections from an overheating rebellious jukebox. Any average Monday night (the weekend always starts on Monday, right?) might take in music from the label’s artists that’s just pinged the inbox, freshly minted demos that have piqued curiosity, dusty old 7”s by long gone heroes or white label 12”s with minimal info scratched onto them in felt tip pen. And playing between those tracks, a bunch of secret sounds from the Heavenly vaults; remixes that write a rich, alternate history of Heavenly Recordings.
Since the first Heavenly recording, there have been striking remixes that reframe the original track. These remakes offer a parallel reading of the last four decades of releases; they take the music to places where genres can be pulled inside out before being reassembled for different dancefloors, or for a different state of mind.
It’s a selection of those secret sounds that make up the latest in this series of flawless compilations. Each presents a parallel reading of the Heavenly Recordings story, a version that’s best heard as the light fades and the furniture gets shoved to one side of the room in decent work places the world over.
Heavenly Remixes 5
Holiday (Bruise Remix) - Confidence Man
Bobbi’s Second World (Confidence Man Remix) - The Orielles
All I Want (Ewan Pearson Dub Remix) - Out Cold
Iron Warrior (Raf Rundell Dubwise) - Revival Season
The Doll (LCY Remix) - Audiobooks
You Don't Get Me (Urban Takeover Remix) - Espiritu
Automatic (Psychemagik Dub Mix) - Mildlife
Luxury (Trevor Jackson Reproduction Instrumental) - Raf Rundell Feat. Man & The Echo
Teeth (Anthony Naples Remix) - Working Men's Club
Chilli (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Edit) - 77:78
Hope Is The Last Thing To Die (Daniel Avery Remix) - David Holmes Feat. Raven Violet
Like A Motorway (Chemical Brothers Chekhov Warp Vocal Mix) - Saint Etienne
It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love (Darren Emerson Huffa Remix) - David Holmes Feat. Raven Violet
Heavenly Remixes 6
It’s Too Late To Go To Bed (Confidence Man Remix) - The Parrots
Ploys (Erol Alkan Rework) - Working Men’s Club
Blow The Whole Joint Up (Let’s Slash The Beats Mix) - Monkey Mafia
Cultural Criminal (Raf Rundell’s Salty Man Dub) - Mattiel Feat. Raf Rundell
Baby I Wanna Live (Monkey Mafia’s Terminal Mix) - Espiritu
LaLaLa It's The Good Life (Herbert’s Vaccine Dub) - audiobooks
Luvin U Is Easy (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Confidence Man
Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix) - Flowered Up