Various Artists - Heavenly Remixes Volume 7 & 8
This is a pre-order item and is expected 29th September 2023.
On Friday 6th October 2023 Heavenly Recordings release the next two volumes in their series of remixed classics & unreleased versions.
Heavenly Remixes 7 & 8 sees the label going back into the archive as well as picking off some more recent remixes and both albums primarily feature either previously unreleased versions or re-workings available for the first time on vinyl & CD.
The Heavenly Remixes series continues to showcase the very best remixes, versions, meditations, re-rubs and dubs from all around the world of artists right across the roster of the country’s most exciting record label. In most cases, the albums offer the first physical release for a remix, elevating them from streaming playlists to their rightful, spiritual home on super heavy vinyl (or shiny, super-packed compact disc).
Heavenly Remixes Volume 7 heads to Belfast, where David Holmes - a producer who first appeared on Heavenly in 1994 amping up the acid on Saint Etienne’s Like A Motorway - appears as solo artist and as one third of Unloved, who get a lift right to the heart of a Vauxhall sweatbox by Horse Meat Disco. It draws a line between Amsterdam and Frankfurt as Ludwig A.F. amps up the electronics on Pip Blom’s Keep It Together. It stops off in a south London studio where super producer Dan Carey plays the desk with Toy, then relocates L.A. psych rock band Fever The Ghost to an Ibizan shoreline as the sun sets on the horizon. It cements Sheffield’s reputation as the home of modern British techno with the return of true originators Forgemasters. And it pitches up in front of a renegade soundsystem late night at Glastonbury as Erol Alkan’s mighty rework of Con Man gets its third rewind of the night.
Heavenly Remixes Volume 8 opens with Space Afrika’s lush, ambient reimagining of the Orielles’ BEAM/S before Justin Robertson stretches Amber Arcades’ Turning Light into eight minutes of electronic dub. Elsewhere, Baxter Dury’s peerless Miami becomes a string-laden electro skank in the hands of French producer Pilooski; Edinburgh’s bedroom techno genius Eyes of Others’ Safehouse turns into an East End bathhouse courtesy of disco deviants Decius; Ashley Beedle’s Black Science Orchestra turns Unloved’s heart worn torch song into seven minutes of glimmering dreamlike percussive house and Katy J. Pearson’s freak flag is flown high thanks to The Umlauts’ throbbing filtered electro mix. It ends similarly to how it began as TONE takes Fran Lobo’s All I Want on a gorgeous slow motion spacewalk.
1. DAVID HOLMES & RAVEN VIOLET – It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love (Hardway Bros Live At The SSL Dub) *
2. UNLOVED – Mother’s Been A Bad Girl (Horse Meat Disco remix) *
3. PIP BLOM – Keep It Together (Ludwig A.F. Under Pressure Mix) *
4. CONFIDENCE MAN – Holiday (Erol Alkan OOO Remix) *
5. TOY – You Won’t Be The Same (Dan Carey Dub)
6. AUDIOBOOKS – The Doll (Bruise Remix) *
7. THE ORIELLES – The Room (Shy One Remix) *
8. EYES OF OTHERS – Once Twice Thrice (The Orielles Remix) *
9. FEVER THE GHOST – Source (Leo Zero Dub) %
10. WORKING MEN’S CLUB – The Last One (Foregmasters Remix)
1. THE ORIELLES – Beam/s (Space Afrika Remix) *
2. AMBER ARCADES – Turning Light (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33’s Meditation) %
3. UNLOVED – Number In My Phone (Black Science Orchestra Dub) *
4. CONFIDENCE MAN – Toy Boy (Raw Silk Instrumental Remix) *
5. DAVID HOLMES & RAVEN VIOLET – It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love (Lovefingers & Heidi Lawden Low Tide Mix) *
6. BAXTER DURY – Miami (Pilooski Instrumental Dub) %
7. OUT COLD – Loving Arms (Hardway Brothers Remix) *
8. WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Cut (Mella Dee Spangled On The Terrace Dub) %
9. EYES OF OTHERS – Safehouse (Decius Remix) *
10. KATY J PEARSON – Howl (Umlauts Remix) %
11. FRAN LOBO – All I Want (Tone Remix) *
* first time on vinyl
% previously unreleased
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Bella Union
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: HVNLP216 / HVNLP217
Released: 29th September 2023