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Screen_Shot_2013-12-17_at_11.41.54.pngLabel: Bass UnitedScore: 8/10 

Dirty McKenzie is the owner of the Bass United imprint, and a man with a liking, it would appear, for the unconventional. His return to his own label sees him turn up the heat thanks to a classic gem from the Dance Mania vaults, as he lends Paul Johnson’s ”Let Me See You Butterfly” a new lick of paint that’ll surprise and intrigue in equal manner.

Looking to the past for inspiration, of course, is no new feat. That said, McKenzie still takes proper care of the original, and rather than tear it up to scraps, he instead pretty much jettisons all but that vocal in his search for kicks. It works too, as he successfully morphs it into a dancefloor weapon that’s full of vigour and colour. DJs beware though: it’s pretty essential this one is only unleashed when the audience are in the palm of your hand!

Jenny Lovlein then clambers aboard, as her Trax-inspired vocals replace that of Johnson’s. It’s an interesting twist, and it’s lent added potency with the inclusion of the instrumental – itself a more than worthy peak-time bomb. With character and personality coursing through its veins, McKenzie’s latest is a true joy to behold. 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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