Give Me A Reason

A couple of years ago Andrew Weatherall remixed Aussie duo Jagwar Ma’s Come Save Me, spinning their dance pop into an early 90s indie-dance direction.

Come Save Me (Weatherall Remix)

He’s had another go at them this time around, with this ten minute cosmic, synthed out version of Give Me  A Reason, complete with robot voices. It’s been given the magnificent new title of Weatherall Meets Johnnie Two Heaters Uptown Part 1. Which leads me to speculate that there will also be a Part 2.

And if you can clear your diary for a couple of hours this mix of the man himself playing Leftorium in Brussels in the middle of January should provide some musical thrills and spills.

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Sunday’s Not For Everyone

Andrew Weatherall has been back on the decks and the mic at NTS radio with the July edition of Music’s Not For Everyone- this one includes Jah Wobble, King Tubby, Tommy McCook, Wild Billy Childish, Wire, Vox Low and his new outfit Woodleigh Research Facility. I think you’ll enjoy it.

This Weatherall remix of Jagwar Ma’s Come Save Me from summer 2013 has been running through my head for the last few days. It is a stunner and sounds not unlike the kind of job he might have done to an indie guitar group circa 1991, which would lead to them saying ‘there’s always been a dance element to our music’ on page 19 of the NME.

 

Come Save Me

As well as the beefy indie-dance Andrew Weatherall remix of Jagwar Ma’s Come Save Me single there’s this remix by The Pachanga Boys- euphoric is the word. An extended two minute plus intro of ascending keyboard notes followed by ten minutes of hands-in-the-air excess, pitch bending all over the place. Like eating way too much chocolate in one go.

Come Save Me

Jeez. Pass me a drink. That was tough. Now I’m post-wake drunk and on the computer.

This is an outstanding indie-dance remix of Jagwar Ma by Andrew Weatherall, the guitars at around four minutes a particular highlight. Like 1989 all over again. 1989- that was a year wasn’t it?