The 5th instalment of John Digweed’s globetrotting ‘Live In…’ legendary mix series, recorded at Vagabond Nightclub in Downtown Miami during Miami Music Week 2014, featured 37 tracks notching up nearly four hours of music, spanning more than two decades, and included the classic ‘Sugar Daddy’, one of the most seminal dance tracks from 1992. Once heard, this inspirational track, created by Kris Needs and Wonder in their Secret Knowledge guise, can most certainly never be forgotten, and the rush of excitement and adulation that the revived classic received set the wheels in motion for John Digweed and Nick Muir to remix the track for a summer 2016 full single release on Bedrock, along with two of the re-mastered original versions.
Initiating proceedings with their trademark, super-solid percussive backbone, John Digweed and Nick Muir have had untold fun re-arranging, twisting and tweaking a plethora of spellbinding parts from the original to create their own distinctive updated vision of the original classic. Wonder’s gloriously breathy, seductive vocal, married with a selection of irresistibly hypnotic Moroder-esque hooks is a perfect combination for the duo to create one of the most stunningly distinctive reworks of 2016.
To anyone who was clubbing back in the early 90’s that “Whoo….” from the Original Mix still sends shivers down the spine today. Add to the equation a thunderstorm; bluesy finger snaps; Wonder’s unbelievably erotic vocals; a body pummelling kick drum; Kris Needs’ homage to the mighty Giorgio Moroder via a merciless, throbbing groove; top it all off subtle, euphoric pads; utilise the unrivalled engineering and mixing skills of Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns; and what you have is the perfect recipe that led to the creation of one of the best, ecstatic electronic club tracks from an era when anything was possible and genre restrictive rules were yet to be written. Now, re-mastered for a summer 2016 release on Bedrock, a new generation of clubbers can discover the delights of Secret Knowledge and their ‘Sugar Daddy’.
The respectful package is completed with the re-mastered original Out Of Our Brains on The 5.15 Mix (a remix created with the involvement of David Holmes after he witnessed the unbelievable emotional crowd reaction when Andrew Weatherall dropped the original mix at a club in Brighton, along with Ashley Beedle, Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns). But that’s only a small part of an amazing story… If you want to join the dots and discover more about all the players involved in the creation of this landmark record you might want to spend a little time reading Andrew Whitehurst’s excellent interview with Kris Needs for DJ Mag, from a few years ago: https://djmag.com/content/game-changers-secret-knowledge-sugar-daddy
John Digweed announces “RE:STRUCTURED”, featuring three CD’s and an exclusive DVD that impeccably captures the trademark Bedrock sound. Available to Pre-Order now: http://bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/
Pioneering an international network of artists since its origin in 1991, together John Digweed and Nick Muir have provided a gateway for the visions of underground music’s most profound names to consistently release their innovative and groundbreaking productions. Rooted firmly in the upper tier of electronic music’s premier division, Bedrock has rightfully become a pivotal component in the hearts and minds of dance music lovers across the globe.
Driving forward from the releases of Structures One and Two in 2010 and 2011, John Digweed proudly announces his next showcase of all the styles and influences that have made Bedrock such an intrinsic element of dance music’s tapestry. Featuring three CD’s and an exclusive DVD that impeccably captures the trademark Bedrock sound, Re-Structured is yet another exceptional milestone in the history of Bedrock records.
Consistently enchanting the worlds most prolific dance floors, Re-Structured exhibits thirty-five tracks (twenty-one exclusive), which have been compiled and mixed by label head John Digweed over three discs. Welcoming new artists to Bedrock as well as inviting some revered favorites from over the years, Re-Structured intricately captivates Digweed’s electric perception of how music should be experienced. Each of the three discs are merged together by the unyielding and mesmeric production style of Bedrock artists new and old, creating a listening experience no like no other.
Titled ‘Re-Structured’, CD one includes ten exclusive never before heard tracks, introducing the likes of Montel with his stellar production of ‘At Night’, alongside Lee Van Dowski and Joop Junior who all make their debuts on the Bedrock imprint. Never straying too far away from some of the labels most of enthralling releases, Digweed welcomes back leading members of the Bedrock family Dave Angel, Quivver and BOg with the masterfully crafted ‘Ava’.
Certain to entice a standing ovation from all types of Bedrock listeners, the second CD boasts a remarkable selection of reworks and remixes from some classics from the labels catalogue. Transforming these eleven tracks into a perfected listening experience, the likes of Electric Rescue, Joeski, and Sian all provide their colossal and limitless production styles re-constructing some of Bedrocks most adored releases.
October 1st 2015 saw John Digweed celebrate seventeen years of Bedrock with a momentous party at one of London’s most distinguished venues, XOYO. The third disc holds a very special live recording of John’s set at the anniversary event, capturing the party at it’s pinnacle point once again demonstrating why he is still one of the most sought after artists in electronic music today. Whether it be supplying assured floor fillers with his own euphoric sounding ‘Track For Life’, or mesmerizing the crowd with the melodic synth arrangements of Gel Abril’s ‘Carpet Sneak’, his set at XOYO will undoubtedly go down in underground music folklore as one of his most memorable to date.
The final, and perhaps most integral segment of Re-Structured gives viewers a breathtaking insight into the world of Bedrock, this special DVD features footage from the Easter event in London and party at Manchester’s iconic Gorilla. Coupled with interviews with John and Danny Howells who discuss and explore the rich history of Bedrock records.
An inconceivable selection of productions fused together into a unique and eclectic release, Re-Structured reiterates the undeniable fact that John Digweed and Bedrock records are musical visionaries, responsible for shaping and inspiring the paths of so many artists to date. Whether it be focusing on the future, or propelled by the past, John Digweed continues to be one of electronic music’s most esteemed DJs, producers, and label bosses.
John Digweed – “Re-Structured” Tracklist:
CD1 – “Structures”
1. Quivver – Time Go By – Reprise
2. Joop Junior – Sofie_Lucie
3. Rory Gallagher & James Trystan – Waking Giants
4. Philipp Straub & Andrew Fonda – True Basics
5. Dave Angel – Scorpion
6. Montel – Life
7. CJ Jeff – Leave Me
8. BOg – Ava
9. Montel – At Night
10. Lee Van Dowski – Ici Et Maintenant
CD2 – “Re:Structures”
1. Bedrock – Santiago – Nick Muir 2015 Downtempo Version
2. Guy J – Candyland – Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix
3. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Track For Life – Cosmic Cowboys Remix
4. Bedrock – Santiago – Joeski Remix
5. Bedrock – Beautiful Strange – Montel Remix
6. Bedrock – Emerald – BOg Remix
7. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Aquatonic – Alberto Ruiz Remix
8. John Digweed & Nick Muir Vs Christian Smith & Wehbba – Mantis – Alexander Kowalski Remix
9. JDNMGJ – Trezzz – Nick Muir 2015 Remix
10. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Tangent – Sian Aztec Remix
11. John Digweed & Nick Muir Vs Psycatron – Awakenings – Electric Rescue Acid Remix
CD3 – “Live Structures” – John Digweed Live XOYO London
1. Culoe De Song – Y.O.U.D.
2. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Track For Life
3. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Aquatonic – Alberto Ruiz Remix
4. Bedrock – Santiago – Joeski Remix
5. Steve Parry – Flippant
6. Gel Abril – Carpet Sneak
7. Sian – Medicine Man – Pig & Dan Remix
8. Bedrock – Emerald – BOg Remix
9. Dave Angel – Scorpion
10. Pig&Dan – Lizard King – Julian Jeweil Remix
11. Bedrock – Beautiful Strange – Montel Remix
12. DJ Dozia – Pop Culture – KiNK Mix
13. Clarian – Fear and Self Loathing
14. Daniel Stefanik – Twilight Zone
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. Their partnership has been one of electronic music’s most fruitful pairings, creating a body of work that’s seen them become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos.
“Track For Life” is another mission statement, showing that they are not resting on past laurels, but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. The low-slung, hypno-throb groove with expanding melodic flourishes is totally masterful as the track’s beguiling energy builds subtly throughout.
Remix duties fall to Argy and Yousef, two exceptional driving forces within the modern electronic dance scene, and the perfect candidates to take “Track For Life” in distinctly different and eminently exciting directions and provide fitting alternatives to the Original.
Argyris Theofilis aka Argy has a rare talent for taking audiences on musical journeys they might never have imagined, weaving sonic tapestries that defy easy categorization of genre or era. His Argy Remix ups the pace and develops “Track For Life” into an unmistakably heavyweight, pulsating, peak-time monster.
Meanwhile, Yousef’s Circus Rework, locked down by a highly distinctive, tight, clanking, hip-swinging groove, is loaded with wonderful, bubbling energetic abandon.
Two great remix versions of one great track, means yet another exceptional release from Bedrock. Released: 28th September 2015.
After last year’s highly successful inaugural “Underground Sound of Ibiza” album, Bedrock is back with the second instalment of this summer series. The format for this latest edition has been expanded to fill 3xCDs, themed around the different hours of a night’s partying, featuring 30 exclusive new tracks from some of the world’s most exciting artists, selected and mixed to perfection by John Digweed.
The “2am” and “4am” discs are designed to reflect the best club-based sounds and feature, amongst others, the likes of Carlo Lio, Ramon Tapia, Guy J, Omid 16B, Whyt Noyz, jozif, Nick Muir, The Japanese Popstars, Dave Angel and Jimmy Van M. The truly global nature of new, forward-thinking electronic music sees Mexico’s Leo Leal joining forces with Italy’s Cosmic Cowboys; and Lebanon’s G-Mohris, Ireland’s Confute and R.E.C., Turkish/Dutch producer Philogresz and Romania’s BOg, amongst others, all contributing stunning tracks.
Winding down proceedings, the “8am” disc takes its cue from last year’s “Poolside” mix, showcasing a more downtempo, chilled selection that features some beautiful exclusive new music from artists such as Robert Babicz, Charlie May, Omid 16B, Stelios Vassiloudis and Eagles & Butterflies; introduces talented label debutants C-Jay from Holland, and London’s Brad Wilder; alongside exclusive alternative reworks of some of the label’s huge club tracks: “Sad Robot” by Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur, Marc Romboy’s “Counting Comets”, and “Takin’ Over” by Quivver.
Preview below. Pre-order here.
1. Omid 16B – Heart of Silence
2. Leo Leal & Cosmic Cowboys – Quarzo
3. G-Mohris – Empty Space
4. Charlie May – Puschkah
5. Confute and R.E.C. – 2002
6. Jimmy Van M, Luxor T & Maxim Lany – ESS
7. Philogresz – Needless To Say
8. Brad Wilder – Sizzles
9. jozif – Tell Me, Sell Me
10. Charlie May – Wake Up Late
1. Charlie May – MM
2. Ramon Tapia & Stavroz – Havana – Guy J Remix
3. Elio Riso & D-URRS – Identity Reserved
4. Dave Angel – Nightwalker
5. Nick Muir – The Bridge
6. Whyt Noyz – Routes
7. Robert Babicz – Astral Glider
8. BOg – Rakuten
9. Carlo Lio – Rebellion
10. The Japanese Popstars – Sample Whore – Confute 2015 Remix
1. Stelios Vassiloudis – First Light
2. Quivver – Takin’ Over – Reprise
3. Marc Romboy – Counting Comets – Part 2
4. Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur – Sad Robot – Beatless Version
5. C-Jay – BackSlider Part 1
6. Charlie May – Wake Up Later
7. Brad Wilder – Sizzles – Downtempo Version
8. Eagles & Butterflies – Life In Reverse
9. Omid 16B – Heart of Silence – Omid Underwater Mix
10. Robert Babicz – Just Waiting
‘Live In Toronto’ is the sixth and latest installment of John Digweed’s legendary Live In… mix series, following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Live in Miami’ back in May 2014. With the release date set for 8th December 2014, ‘Live In Toronto’ is now available for pre-order, exclusively from Bedrock Records’ official store.
Capturing the electric energy of John’s last ever gig at Toronto’s iconic The Guvernment Nightclub on October 11th 2014, ‘Live in Toronto’ features 3 CDs and 43 tracks of the very best and freshest underground house and techno music. To promote this latest triple disc package, John has put together an exclusive 20-minute minimix of CD 1 that was featured on Transitions—John’s world famous radio show—which you can listen to now:
Featuring some of the biggest names in the industry, from German techno master Sven Väth, Iranian house/techno DJ Dubfire, to US based DJ/producer Matthew Dear stage name Audion and many more, this 4 hour compilation encompasses some of the finest tracks and remixes, meticulously hand selected by John Digweed himself.
‘Live in Toronto’ will be released through Bedrock Records on December 8th 2014, in digital format, as a 3x CD, or a limited edition 4x Vinyl package. Head to the Bedrock online store to grab your copy now.
Miss Melera – Faith – Einmusik Remix
Stephan Bodzin – Sungam
Guy J – Once In A Blue Moon
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Verona – Dario D’Attis Dubstrip Mix
Nicolas Masseyeff – Vero
Franck Roger – Wanderlust – Jordan Peak Remix
Adnon Olivier aka Olivier Berger – Casa Bulga
Kerb Staller – Four Fingers – Thugfucker’s Lio’s Wide Shut Rework
Quenum & Cesare vs Disorder – Fatty Boy
Hyenah – The Chase
Hugo Featuring Comadisco – Blue Days
Azimute – Where is The Magic
S.K.A.M. – Mystery
Sunshine Jones – The Sun
Marc Romboy – Hypernova
Wareika – The New Beat Generation
Just Be – The Early Years
The Tweaker – Easy Tiger
Gorge & Nick Curly – Lost Together
Sebastian Kommos – Understanding – Frank Mauer Remix
Livio & Roby – Ananda – Luca Bachetti Endless Remix
Nick Warren – Alta
John Digweed & Nick Muir – Gigawave – Fairmont Remix
Shlomi Aber – Tel Aviv Garden – Nic Fanciulli Remix
Pan-Pot & Vincenzo – Fiction Inc
Constar & Stefny Winter – Finding Yusef – Selway Feedback Dub Remix
Just Be – The Magic Rock
Guy J – Candyland – King Unique Remix
Quivver – Paper Lunch
B’utiza – Baphuma Ezulwini – Christian Pommer Remix
Ryan Crosson – Close To Danger
Sven Väth – L’Esperanza – Âme Reinterpretation
Alex Niggemann – Tarkus
D’julz – Remember
Francsico Allendes – Human Design
Breccia and Sebastian Markiewicz – Myth
Audion – Motormouth – Carlo Lio Remix
Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Agua feat. Xenia Beliayeva
Adam Beyer – People Understand
Patrice Bäumel – Mile High Gang
October – Homo Sapiens
Odessa – Donna
Audion – Dem Howl Feat. Troels Abrahamsen – Michael Mayer Instrumental Mix
A year after Fairmont dropped his highly impressive Lie To Me EP, Canadian outfit My Favorite Robot carefully curate a selection of remixes of tracks from this standout release. As well as one from the label’s eponymous production trio, the likes of Chloe, Abstraxion, Mattheis and John Digweed and Nick Muir all step up with their own great interpretations.
French producer Chloe you will know from releasing killer cuts on MFRR, Live at Robert Johnson, Throne of Blood & BPitch Control as well as serving up hot DJ sets and mix compilations at clubs like Rex in Paris and for labels like Kill The DJ. Her remix of ‘Boa’ is a sparse but moody house affair, with deep groaning bass and an atmosphere akin to a deserted late night street. It’s a tense, broody track that will make for lots of dramatic moments on the floor.
Next up, Harold Boué aka Abstraxion is a 29 years old French producer based in London and Marseille. He has released on Marketing, Biologic and Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People. His remix of ‘Abysm’ is an invitingly hurried, heavyweight bit of electronic house funk with tons of great synth lines, interesting pads and weird sounds that make you want to move.
Dutchman Mattheis of labels like Nous’klaer then goes for a much more blissed out, slow burning and ambient affair. He layers in lots of twinkling pads and rippled synth lines to his version of ‘The Most Beautiful Eyes in the World’ and it’s a stunning, widescreen bit of work that really sweeps you off your feet.
MFR themselves tackle ‘Lie to Me’ flipping it into a brooding bit of slivery, reflective and synth heavy tech that rises and falls in beautiful ways, with gorgeous pads and feathery hi hats making for a super inviting rhythm.
Finally the Bedrock boss and Renaissance legend that is John Digweed and his studio partner Nick Muir rework the same track with a sensitive heart and conjure up a warm, smooth and serene prog track that is riddled with great synths and really works you into a state of hypnosis.
These carefully chosen remixers all manage to get fantastic results here, and as a result the whole package excels. Out on November 24th 2014 on My Favorite Robot.
1. Fairmont – Boa (Chloe Remix)
2. Fairmont – Abysm (Abstraxion Remix)
3. Fairmont – The Most Beautiful Eyes in the World (Mattheis Remix)
4. Fairmont – Lie To Me (MFR Remix)
5. Fairmont – Lie To Me (John Digweed and Nick Muir Remix)
Almost a year after their iconic collaborative album ‘VERSUS’ first saw the light of day—a project for which the pair teamed up with no less than 12 of their favorite producers resulting in an extra special triple-disc package—John Digweed & Nick Muir continue to revitalize the critically acclaimed release by unveiling the latest in a slew of remixes from the inimitable album.
Now joining Extended Play and King Unique, both of whom released their unique interpretations back in August, comes Canadian techno kingpin Fairmont, who delivers his own exquisite contribution and provides the third installment in what is shaping up to be a seriously hard-hitting remix series.
‘BEDVSRMX03’ sees the talented Fairmont bring his own distinctive signature blend to one of the standout tracks from Versus—‘Gigawave’. Taking on an already pristine piece of work, the bold remix master introduces a warm and subtle yet persuasive bass line that transforms the original mix’s ambient textures into a mellow, uplifting dance floor revision. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Gigawave (Fairmont Remix) is out now on Bedrock. Catch the preview here.
The first installment from the recent remix series came courtesy of Texas-based duo Extended Play, who delivered their fizzing, up-tempo interpretation of ‘Morphism’—Digweed & Muir’s previous collaborative effort with Bedrock favorites Pig&Dan. The original’s vast, expansive breaks are bridged and brimming with the brooding beats of these hugely talented rising stars. Check it out here.
Just weeks later, the second release saw ‘Dawnbreaker’ (their collaboration with Ian O’Donovan) receive the Midas touch from UK star King Unique, who gives the fizzing melodic techno soundscapes of the outstanding original version a taste of his highly original trademark combination of delicious underground house and tripped-out cosmic techno.
To purchase all of these and more head to Bedrock Records on Beatport. To keep up to date with all future releases and Bedrock News stay tuned to their official Facebook and Twitter pages. Listen to John Digweed’s Bedrock 16 Chart here.
After the highly successful Miami releases and with all three CDs of the series completely selling out, Bedrock are extremely proud to present their first ever Underground Sound of Ibiza album release.
The double CD features a poolside/daytime vibe on Disc 1, full of laidback Balearic beats, perfect for those summer days, featuring exclusive new music from the likes of Pig&Dan, Charlie May and King Unique, alongside some special new versions and takes on some of the label’s recent releases from The Japanese Popstars, Jimmy Van M, Oniris and, of course, the ambient version of Jemmy’s “Waterloo Blues”, a track that caused a huge stir when it was broadcast from the Transitions 500 Miami Boat Party.
Disc 2 takes a more up-tempo, clubbier/night-time journey and takes in 10 exclusive new tracks from the likes of Marco Bailey, Sasha Carassi, Misstress Barbara and Marc Marzenit, amongst others. There is also a bonus remix of the classic Guy J single ‘Lamur’ courtesy of Sebastien Léger.
“We’re really happy with how this album came together and I’m very proud of the down-tempo disc as I think musically it’s one of the best we’ve done so far on the label” – John Digweed
Released July 7th 2014. Preview CD1 below. Pre-order here.
CD1. Poolside / Daytime
1. King Unique – Brakes Pads
2. Charlie May – Barely Audible
3. The Japanese Popstars – Out Of Nowhere – Reprise
4. Jemmy – Waterloo Blues – Ambient Version
5. Charlie May – We Control Everything
6. Oniris feat. Pat Brooks – The Rebirth – Blissed Out Mix
7. Ramon Tapia & Stavroz – Havana – Downtempo Mix
8. Jimmy Van M & Affkt feat Luxor T – Dreams – Ibiza Summer Balearic Remix
9. Mantis – Stargazing
10. Pig & Dan – Sahara
11. Mantis – Roots
12. Pig & Dan – On The Rocks
13. King Unique – Brakes feat. Packard Ghost
CD2. Clubside / Night time
1. Marc Marzenit – Fictional Crossover
2. Marco Bailey – Cataleya
3. Sasha Carassi – Tale of Memories
4. Ramon Tapia & Stavroz – Havana – Dub
5. Eagles & Butterflies – Hypernova
6. Ian O’Donovan – Atoll
7. Richie G – Puzzle Love
8. Misstress Barbara – Tenno 5
9. Dave Angel – Tomahawk Dub
10. Guy J – Lamur – Sebastien Léger Remix
Julienzzz & Gibsome is a collaboration between one of Holland’s most influential techno DJ/producer’s – Michel de Hey – and Amsterdam’s highly original Rauwkost, is an incredibly exciting meeting of creative minds. The end results – “Julienzzz” flying high on a deep throbbing techno backbone overlaid with hypnotic melody flourishes, and the counterbalancing “Gibsome” taking on a more laidback, deeply groovy warmness and heartfelt, soulful, spiritual vibe – are nothing short of extraordinarily superb.
The creator of some of the freshest sounds in techno music in recent years, fellow Dutchman, Ramon Tapia, is also on fire here. For his remix of “Julienzzz”, a teasing percussive intro leads into a monstrous, infectious, booming groove that is sure to cause chaos all summer long. Italy is also strongly represented here by the super-hot production duo – Paolo Martini & Paul C, who never fail to impress. Their catchy and bouncy techno remix style rides high on a rhythm that has the groove and swing factor turned up to the max.
If you like what you hear here, then don’t miss Ramon Tapia’s next monster release, also coming on Bedrock on June 23rd 2014, in the form of a collaborative project with Stavroz, called “Havana”.