This year sees the 20th anniversary of ‘The Razors Edge’, a well known Drum & Bass track that was Originally released in 1994 on the Skeleton Recordings label (SKEL012), this track used to be a regular in the record box of LTJ Bukem and still to this day is quite a sought after piece of vinyl.
“This, this is jungle"
When Monita was first sent the mSdoS reworked version of the track he absolutely loved it and was very keen to try to do something with the new version. Around the same time, Monita was asked by two of his close friends, Crisis & Ikon-B, if they could take on any of his back catalogue to remix, so he suggested they give Razors a try as then he could start piecing something together as a possible release for a 20th anniversary EP. This was shortly followed by Soul Intent asking if he could remix anything from the Skeleton back catalogue and also Blade getting in touch to say he had completed a reworked version that he wanted to get Monita’s approval on.
So without any real effort this EP put it self together and he is very pleased with the finished results.
The four new 2014 versions are brought right up to date with some very tight and clever production skills. The two versions by mSdoS and Blade are kept very true to the 1994 original with similar drum edits and bass riff, but just brought up to date without losing too much of the original sound and structure. I’m sure that anyone who loves the original version will not be disappointed with both of these reworks.
The other two remixes by Crisis & Ikon-B and Soul Intent are completely updated heavier versions which will soon have any Drum & Bass lovers head nodding along to the technical edits and programming.
The 4 track EP available as from 30th June exclusively for 2 weeks on my Bandcamp store and available in all major download stores from July 14th.
The limited edition 150 press of the clear vinyl is available for pre order from my Bandcamp store now and will be ready for shipping on July 14th.
Artists: Steve C & DJ Monita
Title: The Razors Edge 2014 Remixes
Label: Skeleton Recordings
Catalogue No: SKELR01
Release Date: July 14th 2014
Format: WAV and limited vinyl