Bjork, Graham And Justin

Bjork in 1993 was a joy, making records that were fully influenced by club culture, records filled with rhythm and joie de vivre that also sounded great. She was a joy to look at too. Her songs were remixed to great effect by the best people of the day- I’ve posted the Sabres Of Paradise mixes of One Day before, Black Dog warped her and the Fluke versions of Big Time Sensuality are the definite versions for me. There are two more here, one from 808 State’s Graham Massey, a man in large part responsible for Bjork’s dancefloor experiences in and around Manchester in the early 90s, and one from Justin Robertson, resident of an M postcode at the time.

Big Time Sensuality (Justin Robertson’s Prankster’s Joyride)

Violently Happy (Graham Massey Long Mix)

Mother Dawn

I keep getting drawn back into the seemingly bottomless world of remixes by The Orb. This one’s from a 12″ released in 1992 and is the third and lengthiest of the pack, a long dub groove bringing together the best parts of Mixes 1 and 2 while extending them outwards.

Mother Dawn (Buckateer Mix 3)

Blue Pearl were best known for their 1990 hit Naked In The Rain, chart rave which I’ve got a soft spot for. Produced by Youth, hence the remix connection. 808 State’s Graham Massey was involved in producing and remixing too.