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Monday 11 April 2022

Monday's Long Songs

David Holmes' It's Over, If We Run Out Of Love is right up there in terms of single releases of 2022. The remix package came out two weeks ago, six reworkings of the original from Lovefingers and Heidi Lawden, Working Men's Club, Darren Emerson and Hardway Bros. All push it onwards and outwards. 

Darren Emerson's Huffa Remix is nine minutes long, a pulsing, building, thundering, epic early 90s Underworld style remix with Raven Violet's vocal intact. The breakdown and re- entry at the six minute mark, whooshing noises and enormous kickdrum with the synths and bassline well into the red, is thrilling stuff. For the last three minutes we're then riding the midnight train from Romford/ Belfast/ wherever you are. 

Hardway Bros Live At The SSL Dub picks out a distorted synthline and crunching drums and builds a full head of steam, threatening to turn into Man 2 Man and Man Parish's Male Stripper, a glam/ chug stomp. 

Lovefingers and Heidi Lawden offer two remixes, Low Tide and High Tide versions. The Low Tide one echoes mid- 80s New Order, shades of Bizarre Love Triangle and The Perfect Kiss, Holmes and Raven sent onto the dancefloor circa 1986 with cowbell and lasers.

Working Men's Club's remix is the shortest (under seven minutes) and the furthest from the original, a darkly frenetic, stripped down, acidic banger- close your eyes and the strobe will be flashing. 


Walter said...

I love these remixes - a hidden highlight of this year

Echorich said...

Wow! I can't stop hearing JD's Isolation in the bassline. There's something really exciting and extraordinary going on here!

Khayem said...

I am loving this set of remixes even more than those for Hope Is The Last Thing To Die, which I didn't think was possible at the time.