You often hear the word 'Legend' bandied around the hallowed halls of the musical world, but this word barely touches the status of the man behind this record. He is the quintessential acid house Legend.
21 years of one man and his 303:
Danny Mould, Dizzy Dee, Danny Spencer, Danny Mekanik, This Ain’t Chicago, Candy Flip, Sure is Pure, Sound 5, and, finally Soul Mekanik.
In celebration of this fact, Danny has decided to re-release his first ever recording "Ride the Rhythm" as the first release on his new label Wonk, founded with everlasting partner in crime, Kelvin Andrews.
Originally recorded 21years ago and released on Club Records (well, make that 22, but who celebrates that anniversary?...and we’re a bit late, but that’s acid house for you!) this track was one of the UK’s very first answers to the sound emerging from Chicago in the mid-Eighties and is rightly revered.
At a time when we were still all amazed by a machine called a 303, this man was making house records and breaking down the walls of pop with his own unique take on The Beatles classic, "Strawberry Fields Forever" under the Candy Flip moniker.
Danny, with brother Kelvin Andrews, was one of the pioneers who developed the very idea of dance remixes for major artists wanting to tap in to the exploding world that was dance music. They went on to remix almost every artist you could possibly think of in the early 90's.
To balance up this monumental re-release we looked hard and long to find a person who could take on the mantle of remixing this unique track. And where better to look than the place where it all started? Derrick Carter, a true legend in his own right, gives you everything you want and more with a jackfest, fidget workout in his own unique style.
Hands in the air and smiley faces for “Ride the Rhythm”...This Ain't Chicago 2010.
Published: 12th May 2010