Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Cloud 9 - You Got Me Burnin' (Ray Keith & Nookie Remix)

Cloud 9 - You Got Me Burnin' (Ray Keith & Nookie Remix) (Moving Shadow, 1993)

In addition to parts of his introductory speech (see yesterday's post) there's another Rev. Jesse Jackson line from Wattstax that has been sampled in dozens of electronic and hip-hop tunes, taken from his intro to a track by The Soul Children: "Brothers and sisters, I don't know what this world is coming to". Most people sample it from Public Enemy's 'Rebel Without A Pause' where it appears clean at the beginning and it has turned up on tracks such as 'Pump Up The Volume' by M/A/R/R/S, 'Sisters, I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To' by DJ Sprinkles (from his excellent Midtown 120 Blues album) and the original version of this classic by Cloud 9 AKA Nookie.

On the Cloud 9 Remix EP Ray Keith and Nookie gave the track a deeper remix and although it doesn't feature the Rev. Jesse Jackson line it retains the numerous other samples from the original. It opens with a repeated "You see house is a feeling" vocal which is the voice of Chuck Roberts from Rhythm Controll's 'My House', the accapella of which has been sampled by numerous house records and is best known in the UK as the vocal from 'Can You Feel It' by Fingers Inc. This is joined by a four to the floor beat and Loleatta Holloway's "You got me burnin up" vocal from her also heavily sampled disco classic 'Love Sensation' before an Amen break punctuated by some extreme timestretching comes in along with a tough bassline. The remix drops the ravier synth stabs of the original but keeps the darker main riff along with the awesome siren-like sound from Quincy Jones' 'Ironside', perhaps better known these days from its appearance in Tarantino's Kill Bill. What really makes this remix though is the gorgeous piano/synth section that starts just after the four minute mark, the layers of sound gradually built up to spine tingling effect and accompanied by the Think break. A stunning remix that surpasses the original.

The digital is available to purchase over at Beatport. You can hear the track a few minutes into this back 2 back set from Fabio and Grooverider at Dreamscape 8 on NYE 1993:

Fabio Back2Back Grooverider Dreamscape 8 'The Big Bang' 31st Dec 1993 by Old Skool Rave Tape Archive on Mixcloud

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