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Debut Transmission: S-Man – Time 2 Stop (Steve Mac & Mat Playford Remix)


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The resurgent interest in classic house music, whilst going to prove that the genre will always be in demand, is allowing seminal labels like Hard Times to bring their product to a new audience and add a twist to those who were there to appreciate them at the time. In this case Roger Sanchez’s first outing in his S-Man guise was also his first appearance on Hard Times (the label spun off from the fondly remembered Hard Times club night) so its re-emergence of Sanchez’ ‘Time To Stop’ in the form of a new remix package is a little bit of house music history.

If you ever admired the Masters at Work/Kenlou or Todd Terry tracks of the early and mid 90’s you could do worse than checking the original mixes, chances are you’ll find this a very familiar track – simply because it captures that moment where house music oozed quality, and dancefloors literally ‘bounced to the beat’.

The real treasure of this package however is the Steve Mac & Mat Playford remix which we’ve secured for exclusive premiere today. Recorded in Steve Mac’s infamous Brighton studio, the talented duo have created a dancefloor weapon, supremely heavy yet atmospheric, beautifully produced yet raw and uncompromising. Don’t expect any pandering here, the boys have quite rightly used a good amount of parts from the original including that funky, nagging bassline, but you get the feeling this is a remix that ended up in exactly the place they wanted it to he.

Lights down, strobe up, the floor will literally have no choice but (as the lyric suggests) to work it. Here’s hoping there are more collaborations from Steve and Mat.

Check out their remix in all its retrofitted glory below.


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