‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ has taken the world by surprise in 2016. The record that brought Paul McCartney fame in the 1970s, reincarnated by Timo Maas and James Teej has now been reworked by the enigmatic production forces of Kerri Chandler, Paul Woolford and Tim Green for Virgin Records.
It was April this year when the mysterious white labels first appeared in select record stores and NME broke news of “the origins of a mysterious house remix of Paul McCartney,” Rolling Stone featured a rare dance record that has been “transformed into a club piece with the approval of Macca”. An instant classic, it was then hailed by Billboard to have “captured the imagination of music fans”.
Kerri Chandler is a house icon, a key figure since the early 90s who began playing records at the tender age of thirteen and released his first production on Atlantic in 1991, going on to produce a prolific body of work that has helped coin him one of the most respected and longstanding house producers in the world. His avant-garde and soulful style runs through the veins of ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’, bringing a vintage and classic cut that’s true to his roots.
Paul Woolford has been known under many aliases throughout his illustrious career as a dance music DJ and producer, such as the ground-breaking Special Request and Bobby Peru. But none are as renowned as his birth-name, with which he propels ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ to new heights, elasticating its frequencies to an epic ten minute sound odyssey.
Tim Green steps up for the final reinterpretation of the applauded record with a sleek and emotive remix that breaks into the heart of this special record. Green has brought his remixing skills to music from Friendly Fires, Cassius and Seth Troxler and constantly experimented across the spectrum of electronic music, stamping his work with ingenuity, fearlessness and fun.
1. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Kerri Chandler Kaoz 623 Again Vocal Mix)
2. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Paul Woolford Rework)
3. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Kerri Chandler Kaoz 623 Again Instrumental Mix) [Beatport Exclusive]
4. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Paul Woolford Extended Rework) [Beatport Exclusive]
5. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Tim Green Remix) [Bundle Only Download]