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Network Remixes - Volume One (12" Sampler)

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Tasty 12" sampler from the forthcoming "Network Remixes" double album. For those of you who need a little info - Network Records is a pioneering UK dance label based in Birmingham. Founded by Neil Rushton and Dave Barker it's a hugely influential label which, amongst many achievements, would be pivotal in both early hardcore, the burgeoning 'bleep' sound emerging from Sheffield and countless other moments of British brilliance in dance music.

Here we see The Fathers Of Sound remix the Italian progressive house dons Surreal. "Happiness" is an absolute gem, written and sung by Ann Saunderson. Their remix captures the urgency and energy of an endorphin-rushing Friday night; with a kick drum that that slams and numerous layers of jubilant electric energy coursing through its stems.

Ann is co-writer of "Day By Day". Andrew Pearce was an inexperienced but incredibly talented 18 years old gospel singer who was plucked from the streets of Wolverhampton and taken to Detroit where he was given The Reese Project template by Ann and Kevin Saunderson. Chez Damier and Ron Trent were then drafted in and conjured up a magical Urban Sound Gallery remix. It is truly a masterpiece - proper deep house e-soul musica to quote Luke Unabomber.

Inner City’s revival of Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack’s soul anthem “Back Together Again” started its life as a fairly faithful slant on the original. That was the plan until Ashley Beedle got his hands on the tapes and created a homage to Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan. The Loft and all things vintage New York. A wild swinging, shoulder-dropped house epic that needs a hefty soundsystem to do it justice!

An incredible way to celebrate 30 years of this amazing label. 


Matt says: One of the UK's most pivotal, long standing labels delivers a classic remix retrospective.


A. Surreal - Happiness (Fathers Of Sound Renaissance Mix)
B1. Andrew Peace - Day By Day (Urban Sound Gallery Mix)
B2. Inner City - Back Together Again (East Village Dub)

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