The Vinyl Factory celebrates Jeremy Deller’s widely acclaimed 2013 British Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale with the release of a dancefloor-orientated remix of his cover version of A Guy Called Gerald’s acid house classic ‘Voodoo Ray’.
The Vinyl Factory collaborated with Deller on the musical soundtrack to his film work exhibited in Venice, the soundtrack to which is composed on three cover versions of classic British songs – ‘Voodoo Ray’, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ (by David Bowie) and ‘Symphony in D Minor’ (by Ralph Vaughan Williams) - by the Melodians Steel Orchestra, an English/Trinidadian steel band, produced by Deller and recorded at Abbey Road.
The Melodians Steel Orchestra performed at both the pavilion’s official inauguration on the 29th May and later that evening at now legendary The Vinyl Factory & British Council party on the Isla Vignole, Venice, alongside Scottish DJ/duo Optimo, long-time friends and collaborators with Deller.
Inspired by this party, JD Twitch from Optimo has now remixed ‘Voodoo Ray’ into a joyous piano-house stomper in a vein similar to the now hard-to-find Frankie Knuckles re-work from back in the day, with vocals from the Melodians.
Featuring cover artwork by Deller and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, the 12” will be released by The Vinyl Factory on November 4th. A digital release will follow two weeks later.
Published: 3rd October 2013