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Lotek Hi-Fi - Move Your Thing

Lotek Hi-Fi Move Your Thing
Lotek Hi-Fi - Move Your Thing
(Download only single) Big Dada BDDL087, 2005-12-20

Tracklisting :
01. Move Your Thing (Small Arms Fiya remix)
02. Move Your Thing (Percy Filth Remix)
03. Move Your Thing (Lucrative Remix)
04. Stick And Stones Dub
05. Move Your Thing (Original)

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Press Release :
There was a certain song on this year's debut Lotek Hi-FI LP that was literally a three and a half minute party-in-a-box. It had expensive drinks, dancing, flirting, monumental bass, and even taxis to and from the venue. Even it's name consisted of one simple, commanding party instruction; 'Move Your Thing'.

On an album that explored the reaches of British Black music, from dancehall, bashment, ragga, dub and reggae, 'Move Your Thing' was the highly evolved but simply effective, uptempo monster. Wayne Lotek's urgent, gruff delivery segueing into Sandra Melody's clarion call chorus, and Aurelius' commanding boom giving way to a relaxed, confident and unmistakeable Roots Manuva.

If the original summarised Wayne Lotek's ability to produce entirely new, but equally focussed and pop-sensible music, the remixes provide some different takes on how a party should go.

Sheffield crew Small Arms Fiya give the track en electronic ragga makeover, enthusiastically exploring bass frequencies and synth sqeals alike. Percy Filth meanwhile, provides a classic British hip-hop take on the song, laid back, mellower and irresistably head moving. Finally, a rotund funk refix comes courtesy of Lucrative, who are quite obviously thinking big. Exuberant horns, huge drums and a very happy outlook add up to a perfect final re-work.

Last but not least, Wayne Lotek used literally every piece of original equipment in his studio to craft a perfect, crystal clear and unfathomably deep dub version of album track 'Sticks and Stones,' Wayne Paul's moment of vocal glory from the album. It's as vintage as the gear it was made with, stunning.

And there you have it. The musical equivalent to visiting four amazing parties in one night, and being sung a masterful lullaby as you finally crash out.


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