Back in 1983, Hashim's ?Al Naafiysh? became one of the defining electro classics. 25 years later, 2 dope boys from Berlin ? Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop ? pay hommage with their seminal new-funk version (available on their album ?Stamp Out Reality? and on the double a-side 12? ?Rare Occasion?). Due to the versatile qualities of the song, we started a remix competition. Our five favourites are now available on one digi EP. Don't expect the usual MPM style (if there is one for you), it's a mixed bag of 8-bit electro, deep house, knarz house and slomo dub.
Bandulero Sound System: BSS is one of Berlin's premier reggae/dancehall sounds, consisting of Riton, Marc Johnson, Joe Hondah and Jamaican foundation legend Don Gorgon. But their remix is something completely different: bangin' 8-bit electro with serious bassline action.
Virgil Howe: London based musician Virgil Howe literally grew up within the music business. The son of Yes guitar player Steve Howe learned to play drums and guitar at the age of four and caught the MPC/Moog synth bug shortly after. He is best known as a member of Little Barrie, The Killer Meters and The Dirty Feel. Virgil has worked with Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice) and performed with the likes of Bryan Ferry, Pet Shop Boys and Shawn Lee. On the production side of things he has produced and reworked The Nextmen, Terry Lynn, Declaime, Georgia Muldrow and Foreign Beggars.
Beatfanatic: The Stockholm producer also known as Beatconductor and Jazzconductor is one of Swedens most prolific producers of club music. Deeply rooted in the soul/funk/boogie/diggin scene his tracks always show a deep knowledge of musical history, no matter if is an orginal production, remix, edit or mash-up. His music can be found on Soundscape, Gamm & Raw Fusion and Spicy.
Rory Hoy: The 22 years old british beat-prodigy and film producer (over 30 short films and a fanbase including the BBC and Guy Ritchie) Rory Hoy released two albums on Freddy Fresh's ?Howlin'? and has worked as a remixer for labels such as Skint, BigM & Pigballs Records.
Coffee Garner: The Swiss born Berlin resident is an excessive digger with deep knowledge in music history. As a DJ he is holding down a residency on Formenter. Check out his album ?Cosmic Floor?.