2020Vision mark their 250th release with a very fitting project from the originator of the label Ralph Lawson. Lawson presents a selection of classic mixes and unreleased gems produced alongside his original production partner Carl Finlow.
Ralph Lawson received a call last year requesting permission to re-release a mix he had done for DJ Dove over 10 years previously of a track called ‘Come On’. He had forgotten all about the mix but it still sounded good so he agreed. Then two things happened – a journalist called Kristan Caryl picked up on the track and asked in his review why Lawson didn’t produce more and at the same time people started buying and reacting to the track as if it was a new release.
People started buying and reacting to the track as if it was a new release. Both events got Lawson thinking; what other tracks were produced at the infamous Farmhouse studios that he may have forgotten and what could be new discoveries?
So on the first day of this year he ventured into his Garage lock up where all the old DAT master tapes were stored and started to root through them. It was a challenge to find a working DAT player and one even started to chew up the precious and only copies of the recordings. Eventually he managed to extract the recordings and sat down with Discogs to see what was up with this material. He was amazed to find that there was loads of material that had never been released and that much of their work was now highly sort after, deleted or unavailable digitally. Every exciting discovery added to the project until it became something Lawson felt had real worth.
Many tracks were made 10 years ago but listening to them today will be the first time you (or anyone else) will have heard many of them. They will also be new for a whole new generation of DJs and music lovers.
This vinyl EP includes 3 tracks that have previously been unreleased on vinyl, they are taken from the full fifteen compilation.
Published: 16th May 2013