UK Gold ‎– Agent Wood Remixes

Primevil ‎– prvl024, Primevil ‎– PRVL024
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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℗ & © Primevil Recordings 2001

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 035041 002442
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): PRVL 24 A1 SIMON → THE EXCHANGE EURODISC MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): PRVL 24 B1 SIMON → THE EXCHANGE EURODISC MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): PRVL 024 C1 SIMON → THE EXCHANGE MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): PRVL 024 D1 SIMON → THE EXCHANGE EURODISC MPO

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HAMX001 UK Gold Agent Wood(12") Hause HAMX001 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
PRVL024 UK Gold Agent Wood Remixes(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Primevil PRVL024 UK 2000 Sell This Version



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June 2, 2011
The original still holds its charms up in the air with pride - a full decade later... The voluptuous tribal percussion still makes any pair of feet tap and the timeless vocal has not been forgotten by the most ardent nay sayer, sending shivers down the spine with its soothing, ice cool warm and amiable delivery. I'd still hear it any time towards the end of a party...
Out of the entire ocean of remixes, though, I must say no one with the exception of Ben Long does anything that even remotely enhances or adds anything worth mentioning to the track. Unlike the vast majority of his work on the imprint Potential, Ben Long beefs it up just enough to enable the tune to charge more aggressive dance floors, laying down a squeaking and crenelated hook, with somewhat rather plump drums and incorporating the original vocals as chopped extracts, not letting it go through as a whole.
The UK gold remix is even more mellow, diving head and toes into tribal house territory. If the original had just the right amount of calcium in its bones to earn a place during the more relaxed parts of the night, then the remix is all about the morning and the after hours. Gorgeous cut, regardless.

The C and D sides are not worthy of a mention in my opinion. Umek feeds the BPM counter with amphetamines and creates a moving, yet utterly predictable and uninspired tribal track, which, through multiple breaks and constant repeats of the vocals creates an explosive utensil, but loses that something which made the original stand out. OK, for club purposes and those moments when your grey matter is on a coffee break, it'll just about do. However, the Recycled Loops Mix is - at best - the previous track pitched down -3 or something. I mean, what gives? Just about the same percussion, bass line, structure... Hello?!?! They could have at least put it on B1 or something, as maybe then it wouldn't have been as obvious. Whatever.

The original still grabs be by the nuts and wipes them dry with used handkerchiefs. Chris McCormack is a legend few can dream of becoming, and it's a proper shame we don't get to hear of or from him any more. Agent Wood is yet another proof of his immense talent, and just another proof of how well he covered any facet of electronic music he engaged into.