Be With present the first ever reissue of the ultra rare double pack DJ promo of
Malcolm McLaren & Bootzilla Orchestra's "Call A Wave". Originally slipping out
in 1989 to a select few, there were rumoured to be only ever 300 copies pressed.
Indeed, the entire package never got a proper release and now goes for a small
Say what? Bootsy Collins, Jeff Beck and Malcolm McLaren, all in one band,
composing over a Barry White sample? And that's just the original. But you can
forget about that for now. Here we have the incredibly sought-after "DFC Dance
Mix", mixed by Massimino Lippoli of Morenas / Sue o Latino fame for the
legendary DFC Italy. It's a throbbing, vital, dramatic slice of dreamy ambient
house. A deep, entrancing track that's both blissful and dancefloor dynamite. It
features the iconic, disaffected female vocal chopped up over elegant piano
snatches, Beck's ace guitar stylings over rolling, heavy drums and a killer,
hypnotic bassline with sparkling harp coming and going. It's exotic,
otherworldly and brimming with that very special late 80s/early 90s
Mediterranean vibe. Yes, it's Balearic, it's House. Above all else, it's a pure
uncut slice of halcyon summer days, pressed on wax.
But on side B we also have the mesmeric "Breakdown Mix", again mixed by DFC
Italy. For some, *this* is the mix to have - and who are we to argue? This
time, the vocals are treated so they're uttered backwards, contributing to the
wonderfully disorienting magic of this particular mix.
And how could we forget the equally iconic "Orbital Mix"? Not by the actual
group Orbital, but courtesy of S'Express's Mark Moore & William Orbit, no less.
A brilliant, beautiful remix that's perhaps more musical. They make more obvious
use of the sample from the original Barry White track ("I'm Gonna Love You Just
a Little More Baby") that Malcolm was inspired by. Flip over to Side D to find
the duo's uber-horizontal "Return To The Deep Ambient Mix", a floaty, beatless
gem that'll leave you swooning.
To round out this quite astonishing package, the "New Age Mix", again coming
from the DFC Italy camp, elegantly sends us off into the cosmos with minimal
percussion and maximum vibes.
Every mix on this DJ double pack is truly killer. Simon Francis remastered the
original audio for this release and Cicely Balston's precise cut for Alchemy at
AIR Studios ensures this 2x12" well and truly pumps. The immaculate Record
Industry pressing will ensure this incredibly sought-after masterpiece finds a
home in many more DJ boxes this and every summer. For the artwork, we've
recreated the original DJ promo, a plain white gatefold sleeve complete with the
iconic burnt orange hype sticker. Hold tight. Roof down, tops off.