Trainspotting with Henry Greenwood

The king of the re-edits brings us his big tunes, right here, right now

Cutting his teeth on the UK bar DJ circuit with gigs six nights a week, as well as being a member of production duo Casio Social Club, Henry Greenwood has nurtured an understanding of the vital ingredients required for a killer dance floor groove. From the early days of breaking both the pause buttons on his family stereo system (whilst crafting his first reworks) to spinning alongside Derrick Carter at London’s disco-flavoured club night Slide, Henry is carving a razor-sharp niche in the ever-evolving re-edits movement.

1. Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us (PMR)

There isn’t anything about this I don’t love – music-wise, all the elements are gorgeous, and the lush vocal is the icing on the cake. Obviously done an extended version!

2. Nobody – (Derek Kaye Rework) (A&R Edits)

Filed under “I wish I’d done that”, this is just a fantastic rework of the much-loved/played iconic Rufus and Chaka Khan classic. With brilliant and tasteful additional production, it’s the version it was always crying out for. Played everywhere!

3. Storm Queen The vocal anthem that refuses to die. After loving the original and Dimitri’s mix, this taps into the 90s garage revival, which I’m a sucker for having grown up with that sound.

4. Benedict Jackson – Not Your House (Ready Mix US)

Another shameless retro moment! Straight up vintage piano and vocal sample banger. I can’t see myself ever getting bored of big piano lines, especially when they’re as chunky as this one.

5. Sixth Avenue Express – Can’t Stop Feelin (Pete Herbert remix) (Pole Position Recordings)

Been around for a few months now, but I love Pete Herbert’s stuff. He always has this funky techy edge that just rolls along so nicely, until he drops a huge euphoric synth on you.

6. Only Children – Down Fever (Nurvous Records)

I don’t know which Whitney tune this cuts up, and I almost don’t want to, as it’s a wonderful slow-burning builder which drops the bass in all the right places to great effect.

7. Let No Man Put Us Under – (Moplen Remix) (White)

I fell in love with this when Luca sent it to me (clang) a few months back, because it’s the familiar material we all know and love, given enough thump for today’s floors, while having the quirky character of those vintage tape edits from yester-year. Unlike many DJ-friendly edits, is full of harmony and musicianship.

8. Late Nite Tuff Guy – Reality (Tuff Cut)

Everyone knows how good LNTG is, and this is certainly now exception to his spotless track record. Another “wish I’d done that” moment! Two dancefloor classics perfectly blended.

9. The Right Now – Call Call (Hot Toddy Dub) (Deep & Disco)

I’m a huge Hot Toddy/Crazy P fan since the early Paper Recordings days. I adore this track – an epic strung-out version that reminds me of Money’s Too Tight (To Mention), which is a good thing.

10. Huxley – Diesel (Moda Black)

Another 90s style bumpy number to finish. I love this track for the wonky breakdown, teasing UKG style build-up, and FM bassline. Haven’t had a chance to play this one out yet, and I’m expecting a reaction to it as good as my dancing to it is bad.

Henry’s reworks of Neneh Cherry ‘Buffalo Stance’ and George Benson ‘Nature Boy’ are released on Monday 27th May on vinyl-only imprint, A&R Edits.