Paul McCartney & Wings VS Timo Maas & James Teej – 1985 (Paul Woolford Rework)
‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ has taken the world by surprise in 2016. The record that brought Paul McCartney fame in the 1970s, reincarnated by Timo Maas and James Teej has now been reworked by the enigmatic production forces of Kerri Chandler, Paul Woolford and Tim Green for Virgin Records.
It was April this year when the mysterious white labels first appeared in select record stores and NME broke news of “the origins of a mysterious house remix of Paul McCartney,” Rolling Stone featured a rare dance record that has been “transformed into a club piece with the approval of Macca”. An instant classic, it was then hailed by Billboard to have “captured the imagination of music fans”.
Paul Woolford has been known under many aliases throughout his illustrious career as a dance music DJ and producer, such as the ground-breaking Special Request and Bobby Peru. But none are as renowned as his birth-name, with which he propels ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ to new heights, elasticating its frequencies to an epic ten minute sound odyssey.
Check out Paul Woolford’s remix: