West London’s Slip 'n' Slide was one of the UK’s original House imprints. Starting in 1994 with early releases and remixes from artists such as Blaze, Deep Dish, X-Press 2, King Britt, Masters At Work, Kings Of Tomorrow and Restless Soul, it set the benchmark for house music in the UK and gave a platform to artists who then went on to become all-time greats. This series revisits some of Slip ‘n’ Slide’s standout releases, gleefully wading through the entire musical history of the label, blowing the dust off those albums and singles that deserve another lease of life, and a place in your classic house collection.
This Blaze classic finds Palmer Brown’s spoken-word vocal reminiscing about the halcyon days of house music, making it as relevant today as ever. Bob Sinclar, arguably at his creative peak, comes good with vocal and dub remixes with insistent piano and filtered drops. Solid Groove, aka Switch, lives up to his moniker with a thumping remix and dub drenched in echo, and Swedish duo Laid turn in a tweaking, modulating version. A handy Accapella rounds off the package.