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Presence (Charles Webster)
The Strength
Mint Condition
  • FIRST RELEASE 27/09/2019
  • REPRESS 01/11/2019

Mint Condition - A record label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic House and Techno. Unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. From Chicago, Detroit and New York to London and beyond, Mint Condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! Dig in....

Back to 1996, Charles Webster's cult Remote label, one of a handful of Presence releases produced by Webster himself and a whole galaxy of deepness. This is what you currently hold in your hands right now, a 4 tracker that crosses various sonic terrains with ease that still works in the club. 'The Strength' is the title cut, here in 2 variations with the first version imbuing almost highlife-like qualities in it's melodies and construction. Minor chords, intricate drum programming and cabinet rattling basslines create a very special atmosphere, with the 2nd mix being a somewhat stripped back cousin of the first. Pure brilliance. The B-side contains 2 different mixes of 'Gettin Lifted', possibly the real showstopper here, another sleek late-night cruiser of a track that seems to be speeding towards an invisible horizon at 200mph.... this is it. The 2nd mix features some of the most spaced out house sounds ever committed to wax. Absolutely, a must have all around.

'The Strength' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Charles Webster for 2019 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!

  1. A1. Gettin' Lifted
  2. A2. Feelin' Lifted
  3. B1. The Strength (Within)
  4. B2. The Strength (Without)

Published: August 22, 2019