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New Horizons - Find The Path (Sweet Release Mix)


Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 14:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Hey guys this isn't some random "tim champions his favourite lost causes" ish, this genuinely is one of the finest pieces of music ever made, but after over a decade of searching I've only just found it as a standalone.

Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 22:29 (six years ago) Permalink

The Dreem Teem - In Session Vol 2 (1997)

1. Kwesi - Lovely (Dreem Teem Bounce Mix) 3:44
2. Dreem Teem - The Theme (Dreem Teem Main Dub) 3:26
3. Ordinary People - Keep Your Love Away 2:41
4. Anthill Mob - I Know You Know 3:10
5. Damage - Love Lady (Da Funkstarz Epic Camouflage Dub) 5:09
6. Dem 2 - Destiny (Sleepless) 3:38
7. 4 Deep Connextion - Twisted Future 3:12
8. Groove In Motion - Electric Runnings 2:53
9 .Somore - I Refuse (RIP Mix) 3:00
10. Chris Mack - Set It Off 3:29
11. Maria Nayler - Naked And Sacred (R.I.P Wah Wah Dub) 4:21
12. Jay Williams - Testify (Tuff Jam '2 In 1' Dub) 2:12
13. Booom! - Hold Your Head Up High (Julian Jonah's Bad Boy Mix) 4:35
14. New Horizons - It's My House (Bashment Mix) 4:20
15. Double 99 - Ripgroove (Original Mix) 3:25
16. Amira - My Desire (Dreem Teem Mix) 2:47
17. Scott Garcia feat. MC Styles - A London Thing 4:22
18. MVP - Pray (Dreem Teem Remix) 4:36
19. Underground Solution feat. Cover Girl - Tears 3:53
20. Dreem Teem - The Theme (Deep Dreams Dub) 1:11

My very first 2-step compilation, picked it up in about mid-1999 and fair to say it changed my life. Actually from 1997 and right on the cusp of speed garage into 2-step and pretty fucking seminal IMO - from the delicious bumpiness of tracks 1, 2, 6 and 10 to the booming massiveness of 13 to the overloaded ridiculousness of 14 to the can't fuck with anthemism of 15 to the yet-another-best-track-in-history gorgeousness of 16 (that 4 track run is basically the finest run of music ever perhaps).

Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:18 (six years ago) Permalink

do u really like it is it is it wicked

zvookster, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:40 (six years ago) Permalink

One tune I really wish I still had:

Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:42 (six years ago) Permalink

ALSO THIS. The Artful Dodger sound circa 1999 was pretty much perfect:

Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:44 (six years ago) Permalink .flac

zvookster, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:48 (six years ago) Permalink


Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:10 (six years ago) Permalink

(zvook r u signed up there btw? i couldn't see where myself)

r|t|c, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:27 (six years ago) Permalink

no, u can read em by using google cache. i loled at the guy saying, i didn't upload the other one because it's naff.

zvookster, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Monsieur F, with these 2step mixes you are really spoiling us.

Inevitable stupid dubstep mix (chap), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 13:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Can't believe this tune is from 1997, still sounds like the future:

Tim F, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 11:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Some more underrated early 2-step classics:

Anthill Mob - Don't Leave Me

N-Tyce - Telefunkin' (First Steps Remix)

Ramsey & Fen - Always (Vocal Bump Mix)

Chris Mack - Tear It Up

Anthill Mob - Listen

Alpha Omega - Rhythm Takes Control (Steve Gurley Remix)

Steve Gurley - Walk On By

Tim F, Saturday, 12 February 2011 23:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Tim this is a fucking goldmine. You the man.

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Saturday, 12 February 2011 23:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Time between me reading about the "Telefunkin" remix and me actually hearing it: 11.5 years.

Tim F, Saturday, 12 February 2011 23:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I bought that Tingles for the Gurley mix, but passed over that Artful remix - but it sounds pretty good on my laptop.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:26 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

oh man my fav jam finally made it to youtube ... i spent way too much getting a vinyl copy of the 1st sound of the pirates (all the tracks on it were unmixed) so I could get this... it didnt exist on mp3 as far as I could tell!! the only way you could get it was the clipped 3 minute mixed version from the pirates CD, which missed out on the awesome instrumental part in the 2nd half of the song. I like this so much more than the rdj original. so amazing

lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

(the dope-ass instrumental part cut from the sound of the pirates mix starts at like 3:20 or just after)

lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:13 (six years ago) Permalink

What's the song? I can't see the youtube clip at work.

Tim F, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:15 (six years ago) Permalink

oh sorry -- roy davis jr - 'gabriel' large joints remix

lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:22 (six years ago) Permalink

vocals by chicago's own peven everett iirc

lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:24 (six years ago) Permalink

This is amazing fiyah.

The Reverend, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah love this one.

Tim F, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:50 (six years ago) Permalink

big ups rtc and deej

The Reverend, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Rev have you not heard The Sound of the Pirates?

Tim F, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 00:27 (six years ago) Permalink

No. I'm basically totally ignorant about dance music from before I got into dance music.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 00:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I must correct this. The Gabriel remix is a pretty good indicator of the sound of much of the mix.

Tim F, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 00:35 (six years ago) Permalink

fuck i really need to listen to tim's mixes

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Dreem Teem In Session #2 (posted upthread) was nearly my choice for J0rdan S listening club, ruled out on the technicality of being late 1997.

Tim F, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:37 (six years ago) Permalink

i have third dimension (disc 2) on my comp

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:39 (six years ago) Permalink

fwiw I have bumping this like hella since I heard it on the local r&b station's old school hour a while back. Don't remember hearing it at the time tho.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Coochy Coo the X-Men Remixes 12"
a review by gareth metford of
release format Coochy Coo the X-Men Remixes 12" by En-Core (CD Album)

For pop music, the gothic has proved both an enduring source of imagery and, more importantly, a repository of moods unattainable without reference to that sense, articulated so cogently by H.P. Lovecraft, that "human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance in the vast cosmos at large". In dance music, it was largely the advent of electronics which enabled producers to begin to access the gothic stance: from Jamie Principle's shell-shocked 'Baby Wants to Ride', which posits both love and God as fictive elements in "a fascist dream", to Dom & Roland's scouringly bleak future-world schematics, its materialist, anti-soul aesthetic has been a frequent visitor to clubland ever since. X-men's 2-step remixes of 'Coochy Coo', originally a rather mundane four-to-the-floor stomper which would not sound out of place on daytime Radio 1, reside squarely in this tradition. Both their 'Club Mix' and their 'Dancefloor Dub' revolve around a slithery, sub-centric bassline pinioned by an ominous arpeggiated synth refrain, seemingly lifted directly from one of John Carpenter's DIY horror soundtracks. However, it is the vocals which really trip one up: drenched in breathy atmospherics, they slip and slide, flicker and blur with an expressiveness one does not really expect from UK garage, sounding at times more akin to Swans' Jarboe or Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard than the usual mellifluous R&B divas. In speaking so powerfully of an individual human subject, they recall Marx's assertion that human emancipation begins with a rejection of religion's doctrine of ineffable spirit - with the understanding that, to quote Lovecraft again, "matter, it appears, really is exactly what 'spirit' was always supposed to be."

Posted by gareth metford at 00:00, 29 May 2000

r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 12:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Ladies and gentlemen, gareth metford.

Tim F, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:04 (six years ago) Permalink

oh idk, it rather caught me up in a nostalgic tide. all that millenial crit swag washed away by lolz and imo's like tears in the rain. who was gareth metford irl then, and who would he be in print now? a titchy, a jimi, a dog latin perhaps. but back then was he not so much more than himself! look upon him, wings spread and soaring over the cultural wasteland, a mutant superbeing irradiated by books n shit. to the air gareth! take to the air once more!

oh alright, never mind.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:40 (six years ago) Permalink

that x-men remix he's on about is banging tho alie

since it's not on the tubes

r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:53 (six years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

told me to download this

& sent me links to various songs in this poll

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:20 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

man this mix is so good!

just sayin, Monday, 23 April 2012 08:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's one of my favourite mixes ever.

Tim F, Monday, 23 April 2012 09:26 (five years ago) Permalink

A five woman choir did an accapella version of Flowers at my brother's wedding the other week. Goosebumps.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 23 April 2012 10:39 (five years ago) Permalink

That sounds incredible and what a great, original idea!

boxedjoy, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:30 (five years ago) Permalink

glass houses and all that but is this review even in english, i'm struggling here

r|t|c, Monday, 23 April 2012 12:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I think he was sent a flyer for "Ayia Napa: the Tour".

Tim F, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:48 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

what i really really want are unmixed versions of all the 2-step hits - i have many mixes with them already. both 2-step and grime could really use some decent curation.

― lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 13:45 (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Why has this not happened yet to 2-step?

boxedjoy, Monday, 1 September 2014 10:32 (three years ago) Permalink

gareth metford still otm

r|t|c, Monday, 1 September 2014 10:36 (three years ago) Permalink

it looks like gareth metford has an album out!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 September 2014 10:44 (three years ago) Permalink

this guy

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 September 2014 11:58 (three years ago) Permalink

No votes for Bound 4 da reload wtf

paolo, Monday, 1 September 2014 13:02 (three years ago) Permalink

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