Hardway Bros Ft. Beth Cassidy

Murky EP - Inc. Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Remix)

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Hardway Bros teams up with Beth Cassidy on Rekids for a timeless ode to the legendary Murk Records The release includes a ‘Coral Way’ dub mix and a remix by Erol Alkan and Richard Norris’ Beyond The Wizards Sleeve.

Sean Johnston is the man behind Hardway Bros, an alias well known for wobbly, downtempo, and synth-laced disco jams which have appeared on the likes of Is it Balearic? Whiskey Pickle, and Throne of Blood over the last decade. On this single, which is a love letter to legendary early 90s label Murk Records, Johnston links with vocalist Beth Cassidy, known for her work as part of Manchester’s Sea Fever and Section 25.

Hardway Bros’ wonderful 'Murky' is deep and sensual house music. The vocal brings sultry charm, unfolding in soulful style over whimsical ambient pads and chunky drums. It oozes with character and harks back to actual songwriting of days gone by.

Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve is an alias of dance music pioneers Erol Alkan and Richard Norris. It was established to bring psyched-out, acid touches to the dancefloor and has resulted in a critically acclaimed album on Alkan’s Phantasy Sound and their 'Re-Animation's becoming a remix royal stamp of approval for track's to aspire to achieving This particular Re-Animation is eight minutes of drawn-out disco chug, loose grooves and masterful chord work. Up last is a Coral Way dub that strips things back to the beats, layers in plenty of cosmic FX, and lets your imagination run wild on the tripped-out synth leads that pan between the stars.


Matt says: ALFOS massive converge on Rekids for a low-key but totally irresistible track which has suave subtlety unpinned by pure power throughout. A wonkly, nu-disco refix from BTWS keeping the more leftfield dancefloors satiated. Top stuff.


A. Murky (Vocal Mix) 
B1. Murky (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation) 
B2. Murky (Coral Way Dub Mix) 

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