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Revolution – The Hardkiss Remixes

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sr13-digital.jpgLabel: SIESTAScore: 8/10 

If you’ve ever delved deep into the States’ west-coast sound, then you’re sure to have unearthed the work of the Hardkiss Brothers; Gavin, Scott & Robbie, three individuals who, together, helped put the scene in the global spotlight during the middle to late ’90s. With Gavin & Robbie’s brilliant ”Revolution” greeted to great fanfare this summer gone, the trio return to SIESTA for a remix package that pays brilliant homage to the merits of the original.

Indeed, there’s an added poignancy to the package, not least because it features Scott Hardkiss‘ final foray into production before he passed away tragically at the age of 43 some months ago. His take on the track is playful, uplifting and full of positive vibes, making it a fitting farewell to a DJ and producer of great depth. As anyone who’s spun any of his records will attest, he’ll be sorely missed.

Gavin then sprinkles another smattering of sunshine on the track, as his interpretation is a laid-back groover that’s full of out-there emotion and even more generous piano chords and synths. Robbie’s take on the track is based around some glistening cowbells and an attentively woven vocal, before Conspiracy 3 channel the essence of the original on an outing that’s real hands-in-the-air stuff. 

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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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