Originally released in 1999, YGMBU! was one of Cevin Fisher’s genre-defining smash records which came to exemplify the mood of an era and generation of house aficionados immediately prior to the Millennium. Some say that that vibe has never been surpassed. At this time Cevin was already widely-regarded as a pioneer of cool progressive house with a unique style that crossed and incorporated many flavours of house music, whose diverse roots and lineage stretched back to the origins of modern dance/electronica itself. So now, in 2008, we present a timely return to Cevin’s inspiration that touched us all – YGMBU! 2008 – with new mixes by Dj Chus & D-Formation, Sharp & Smooth, Tim Davison, Prok & Fitch, Nyan Narine, Rubberman, Triple-D, Raul Rincon, Scott Lummes and the King of Progressive Soul himself, Cevin Fisher. Along with Cevin, whose pedigree is so readily-acknowledged here, these are names that are at the cutting- edge of their craft and already seen as prolific scene-leaders in their own right – future megastars whose work as artists, producers and remixers barely needs introduction. Dj Chus & D-Formation, Spain’s underground bosses, work a twisted minimal influenced tech remix. A non stop driving rhythm, long deep dreamy pads, a percussive electronic loop and Loleatta’s voice compound a true killer track for the dance floor. Both of them can be proud of have led a big crowd of Dj’s and producers who have done of tribal and underground beats a way of life through their highly respected imprints Stereo Productions and Beat Freak Recordings. Sharp & Smooth deliver a strong progressive house (they are becoming true maestros on this style) remix of YGMBU! Slow building atmospheres, sharp percussive loops, deep synths, and a killer melody that people will remind after listening this remix. They are really surprising the whole circuit with their amazing works. Tim Davison burst onto the international scene in 2007 with his brilliant reworking of The Chemical Brothers’ ‘HeyBoy, Hey Girl’ and subsequent re-edits of Leftfield and Underworld, achieving massive cult status and critical acclaim in the process. With a fantastic new album out on Baroque, punishing schedule as international DJ and massive support from an army of top names TD continues to raise the bar of cult-cool to absolutely stratospheric height. Ben Prok & James Fitch, signed to Roger Sanchez’ Stealth label, debuted with Outro Lugar and now run Floor- play Records whilst being in ever-increasing demand as remixers to some of the biggest names in dance. Montreal resident Nyan Narine’s pro career took off from his work on pioneering Canadian dance radio shows such as Inspiration in the 1990’s and flourished when he took encouragement from friends and mentors Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Knuckles and Lil’ Louie Vega, leading him to form his own company Deep Down Productions in 1996. He has had since then regular sessions on the Canadian circuit and his reputation has been growing rapidly. Nyan has focussed on his regular monthly radio show – The DeepDownSound – on House Pacifique Radio. Rubberman are the UK’s Andy Tracey and Mark Atherton. They’ve enjoyed previous success in numerous guises over the last ten years, notably as 11AM, The Joy, Hedfunk, My Mate Mark and Monosphere, releasing on Soulfuric, Device, Defected, EMI, Litmus, Dorigen, Crescendo, Novatekk, Millennium, Cosmophilia, Positiva, Flawless and Subversive. They show a true soulful spirit with their remix. A cool and sweet vibe floats in this classic house remix. A cool funky bass, a gentle wha guitar, smooth keys and a soulful beat are a perfect base for Loleatta’s voice. Triple-D are David Dunne, Andy Daniels, Lee Royle and Cormac Fulton. David produces and presents the fla- gship weekly Hed Kandi Radio Show on the Galaxy Network from the UK. Andy’s roots lie firmly in the north of England having been onetime resident at Angels in Burnley and Manchester’s 2Kinky, and together with Lee and Cormac (aka Serial Diva) has remixed for Inner City, Sarah Washington, Gina West, Up Yer Ronson, Tyken and Dennis Christopher amongst others. A big room house anthem with an unmistakable acid piano loop is what you’ll hear on their remix. Top class!! Raul Rincon is a one-man all-singing (well, not quite!) definitely all-dancing band – producer, DJ, remixer and Tenor Recordings head-honcho whose affability and surgically-precise sense of club zeitgeist utterly defies belief! Scott Lummes, a veteran of the London underground scene of nearly fifteen years’ standing, delights us with a pure underground electro remix with a groovy cutting-edge new wave sound touch. He has been promoting, playing and partying across the UK and as a long-standing resident for the mighty Dusted and The Whitehouse where he’s shared decks with Norman Jay, Tom Stephan, Seamus Haji, Stuart Patterson, Miami Calling, Oliver Lang, and the Hoxton Whores. Expect the unexpected!
You Got Me Burning Up! 2008 Mixes