Apex Nookie here. Absolutely top class re-work by Keith and Nookie on Burnin'. I was DJing a house party in the early 90s for a mate of a mate and had lugged big-ass speakers and all my decks etc there only for a couple of nobbers to have the cheek to ask me if they could DJ. I was a bit bored to be honest so said crack on. Then I realised that they only had 3 records between them (although Found Love was one of them, so points for that). I was frankly annoyed so after politely asking them to fuck off, picked this out the box and started it off with it pitched down (decks had already been tweaked beyond +/- 8 to 16) and I had them and their house mates loving it til around the one min mark where I had been gradually pitching it up to max pitch. Boom, cleared the floor completely, other than for poppers John who didn't stop all night. Job done.
Another top quality EP from Gavin Cheung here. This time all reworkings from his previous two Moving Shadow releases.
Starting off with his remix collaboration with Ray Keith, 'You Got Me Burning' gets a deep and dark jungle makeover which stays faithful to the original, but adds an awesome stop-start amen break and moodier presence. The melancholy piano section in the track's climax adds to the epicness of the remix and makes this an essential purchase alone.
'Mr Logic' from the 'Vol 3 EP' stays very true to the original and gives it a minimal reworking. Just enough to update it a tad. 'The Dreamer' gets a darkside overhaul with added vocal samples from Carlton's 'Do You Dream' ("when you hold me do you dream?") and a ruff amen break as opposed to the original mix's techno beat. Ominous synth pads seal the tracks trip to the dark side completely.
An absolutely essential purchase and a perfect example of Gavin Cheung/Nookie/Cloud 9's musical talent in the field of hardcore/jungle/drum & bass.