British producer and DJ Kevin Gorman A.K.A Adesse Versions returns to pay a tribute to one of the most successful dance groups of the 80’s. Following on from the success with his singles Pressured, Pride and Don’t stop the acid, comes two master electronic remixings of a British hit. On hearing the tracks, it is easy to see why the alternative dance group New Order has given its thumbs up for Adesse Versions to be allowed to use to their song for Adesse Versions – Blue Monday.
The original Disco classic Blue Monday by New Order.
The original Blue Monday 1983 12” EP release, had the most successful production run ever in the UK. Over 35 years ago the song represented – what was considered – the start of a new life for disco.
It is often deemed sacrilegious to mess with a dance classic that has such a strong cult following and is so well loved by the general public. Sometimes, the time is right for classics such as these to be reworked and this has been done as a salute to the track.
The original Disco hit – loved for its modern synth and electronica – is exactly what made this band revolutionary on the clubbing scene. It still stands on its own, but the 21st century Adesse Versions – Blue Monday EP will reintroduce it to a younger generation. The original score and Blue Monday lyricswere written under the influence of LSD like many top songs, but subject matter is overwhelmed by the energetic bounce.
Adesse Versions – Blue Monday EP.
This new 12″ EP gives us with a bass thumping version, using a more classic style of remix, on Side-A. Gorman hones his experience as a master mixer, focusing on building up the classic lyrics and melody that made the original hit so popular in the night scene.
Reverb and amplification of the key beats encourages the power of the song to burst out of the grooves. The Dub mix on Side B swings towards a more electronic orientated take, that probably had great appeal to New Order’s (form of) tribal music that has been consumed and re-communicated by an 80’s computer.
The anticipation in the tracks – as it reworks the beat and electronic rhythm – builds up nicely to a hard-hitting floor filler. This latest creation is going to be essential for any DJ set and sure to be a summer club scene hit.
Adesse Versions – Blue Monday EP 12″ Release information.
Released by Cr2 Records. Release dates: Vinyl 5-17-19 Digital 4-5-19
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