Saturday, 20 August 2016
The Woodentops - Why Why Why 2016 (Remixes)
In partnership with legendary label Wall of Sound, we are proud to offer the PRE ORDER for a VERY limited run (only 100) of hand numbered CDs for the thirtieth anniversary re-release of the iconic Woodentops classic, "Why Why Why".
Released on 2nd September 2016, you can order your copy now, to be sent out on the day of release (postage FREE in mainland UK).
The Woodentops - Why Why Why 2016
1. Balearic Militant Dub (by Leo Mas & Fabrice)
2. Balearic Rework (by Lisbon Kid)
3. Steve Proctor Remix
4. A WTF Remix (by Trevor Fung & Dan Wainwright)
5. A WTF Acid Dub Remix (by Trevor Fung & Dan Wainwright)
6. Whatever/Whatever Remix (by Justin Strauss & Brian Mette)
7. Spatial Awareness Remix
8. Denis the Nght and the Panic Party Remix
2016 sees the thirtieth anniversary of the release of The Woodentops seminal “Why Why Why” - the record that arguably forged the link between dance music and indie culture.
To celebrate this momentous milestone, epic UK label Wall Of Sound is releasing a special Summer anthem 8 track EP of brand new remixes from artists carefully selected by the band; luminaries from the first time around rub shoulders with rising stars of the new vanguard carrying forward the same Balearic spirit that infused the original.
“Why Why Why” was the sound of a Rough Trade indie guitar band drawn towards all things experimental, electronic, and funk fuelled and becoming further immersed in club culture; thanks to resident DJ Alfredo, the record became an anthem at Ibiza's Amnesia and quickly worked it’s way into the psyche of those who made the pilgrimage there.
And thus, influencing many of the pioneers of UK dance music, the roll of honour of DJs who loved “Why Why Why” is a veritable who’s who – Weatherall, Rocky and Diesel, Carl Cox, Oakenfold, Rampling, Holloway, and many more. The legendary Tony Humphries became a huge fan of the band, after finding a white label promo in a bargain bin and wondering what it might be.
Fast forward to Summer 2016, and leading the charge is Ibiza veterans Leo Mas and Fabrice, distilling the esoteric hedonism of late eighties Amnesia into an eight minute blissed-out epic. Taking the baton, Lisbon Kid (Rui da Silva and Danny Matos) take the Ibizan sunset vibe up a notch for the deep dancefloors. Firmly entering acid house territory, old school stalwart Steve Proctor turns in a bleepy workout for the late night enthusiasts. Two mixes come courtesy of Godfather of the Balearic scene, Trevor Fung; a tough slice of infectiously chugging downtempo house is joined by his Acidic Dub, that strips it all back and ups the 303 quotient. Adding The Woodentops to the breathtaking list of bands they've remixed is Whatever/Whatever (New York City DJ and Production legend Justin Strauss and Bryan Mette), with a ten minute journey to the dark heart of innerspace…
Rounding off the package come two mixes from the new school – Spatial Awareness accentuates the dub elements with an acid soaked odyssey, whilst Italian electro upstarts Denis The Night & The Panic Party take “Why Why Why” apart and rebuild it as a heavy slab of indietronica.
From the fevered imagination of exilestreet at 23:45