To launch his forthcoming album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’, the legendary Blitz Club DJ and former VISAGE co-founder RUSTY EGAN is giving away MARK REEDER’s Wilkommen Remix of the title track as a free download.
A dynamically uplifting club number that comes over like GIORGIO MORODER meets DAFT PUNK via THE HUMAN LEAGUE, the track is an interpolation of TENEK’ s single ‘Blinded By You’ from the 2010 album ‘On The Wire’.
The new topline was co-written by Egan with Gerard O’ Connell, former lead singer of THE RUSHES. Interestingly, the rework by Berlin based MARK REEDER leaves off the original TENEK bass riff.
Reeder said: “I think he was gutted I left out the bassline, but even after many attempts I had to leave it off as it just didn’t work. My mix starts like a disco track, then briefly becomes electro, then it’s trancey and at the end, it’s like a techno track… something for all the dancefloors”.
RUSTY EGAN told The Electricity Club back in Summer 2014: “‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’ is an example of how I have always worked. TENEK had an amazing bassline with synth stabs that grabbed me, but what I could hear was an electro style uplifting track and I wrote this on the roof of the villa in Ibiza … I just looked and thought ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor of THE WORLD’. It’s here and as a DJ, I am and always was inspired in Ibiza…”
Meanwhile, MARK REEDER’s film ‘B-Movie: Lust & Sound In West-Berlin 1979-1989’ receives its London premiere at The ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH on SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2016 in the Theatre at 3:00 pm – Tickets are £7.00 to £10.00, available from https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/lsff-special-event-berlin-b-movie-live
‘Welcome To The Dancefloor – Wilkommen Remix’ can be downloaded free on The Artist Union from https://theartistunion.com/tracks/4349b3
Text by Chi Ming Lai
5th January 2016