Square Records 5 : Nirobi Edits
The Square Records series of strictly limited 12 inches for DJs is maybe the best in the genre out there. Here's the 5th volume, with 4 cool and tested re-edits from Nirobi a.k.a. Robert Luis, A&R for Tru Thoughts Recordings in the UK. Things start with some heavy shit from the Talking Heads, Once In A Lifetime (Nirobi Edit). The original is a classic, a monster tune, but this re-edit is pure bonkers that's been and gonna tear the roof off in many clubs and parties! Heavily recommended for the vinyl DJ bags. Then you got Jill Scott's Lovely Day (Nirobi Edit). As cover fanatics (check our Molesting Laura series), we had checked her Bill Withers cover, and it wasn't raising any particular interest, but this rework is really a perfect choice for summerly vibe selection of covers! B-side opens with Nas & Damian Marley & Mulatu's As We Enter (Nirobi Edit). The original Mulatu track is already top-notch Ethio-groove material, adding some Nas & Damian Marley hip Hop verses on it is like the cherry on a cake, another must-have for vinyl DJs! The EP closes with Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotron (Nirobi Edit), a classic hip hop track updated for modern electro dancefloors. As this vinyl is stricly limited to 500 copies with no repress, you'd better hurry up.
Various - Square Records 5 : Nirobi Edits
(limited 12 inch) Square Records SQRC105, 2012-07-02
Nirobi Edits Square Records 4 Track 12" by robertluis
A1. The Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (Nirobi edit)
A2. Jill Scott - Lovely Day (Nirobi edit)
B1. Nas & Damian Marley & Mulatu - As We Enter (Nirobi edit)
B2. Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotron (Nirobi edit)
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Press Release :
Square Records bring four big re-edits from Nirobi aka Robert Luis on this vinyl only 12” (limited to 500 copies worldwide and no re-press).
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (Nirobi Edit)
Using the original stems of the classic groove. This re-edit has been supported by Todd Terje, Don Letts (BBC 6 Music), Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), Ashley Beedle, Skream, Paul Jones (Rough Trade), Mr Scruff, Bill Brewster (DJ History) and Daddy G (Massive Attack).
Jill Scott – Lovely Day (Nirobi Edit)
A classic cover version now extended with different drums and some breakdowns for the dancefloor. Played by Gilles Peterson on his last ever Radio 1 show and his BBC6 show. There has been big demand for this track with Re-Edit king Danny Krivit saying “Excellent! Didn't really care for this cover until I heard this version”. Plus support from MJ Cole, LTJ Bukem and Rich Medina
Nas & Damian Marley & Mulatu – As We Enter (Nirobi Edit)
The Ethiopian groove gets the dancefloor treatment Hip Hop style.
Biggie – Hypnotron (Nirobi Edit)
Classic Biggie over a classic futuristic groove.
Please note this is a vinyl only release. No digital. Ever!