UK dance music trio, North Street West, are Ashley Beedle, Jo Wallace and Darren Morris. From their North Street West Studio they turn out their original projects and remixes, including all the productions for Jo’s Ramrock and F*CLR labels. Together they’ve remixed artists such as Groove Armada, Str4ta, Joseph Malik, Smoove & Turrell, Honey Dijon, Tom Glide, Lay-Far, Ghetto Priest and many more. Style-wise, the North Street West sound ranges across house, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Electronica, Dub, Disco, Country Soul and Downtempo. As their new remix of Black Sauce’s ‘Abigail’ drops on Dafia Records, DMCWorld invite them to participate in a spot of Trainspotting…
Kameelah Waheed – America the Beautiful (North Street West Vocal Remix) – Ramrock Red Records
From a remix angle, we wanted to compliment Kameelah’s powerful flow by referencing iconic historical moments in America’s recent past by musical suggestion. So, you’ll ‘get’ the moon landings, the Lalo Schifrin influence on so many 70’s TV shows and a police presence – there’s a tension in the mix.
America the Beautiful (North Street West Vocal Remix)
Lady Blackbird – Beware the Stranger (Ashley Beedle’s ‘North Street West’ Vocal Remix) – Foundation Music
This lady is major and it was a real pleasure to remix something as accomplished as the original production. The ‘ballroom’ element was included as well as throwing back to the classic sound of Frankie Knuckles + Eric Kupper’s ‘Directors Cut’ remix. Filled with uplifting piano chords and a majestic flavour – you have to go big to keep up with her vocals.
Lady Blackbird - Beware The Stranger (Ashley Beedle's 'North Street West' Vocal Remix) MIDH Premiere
Black Sauce – Abigail (North Street West Vocal Remix) – Dafia Records
A wonderfully soulful dancer which references all those amazing West Coast 80’s Beverley Glenn releases. A future classic for the modern soul heads.
Black Sauce - Abigail (North Street West Vocal Mix)
Blazers – Traffic Lights – BMG
Blazers is a young French producer from Paris and he’s tearing it up with this track from his forthcoming ‘Live At The Fitness Room’ EP. Beautifully constructed, full of dance floor energy and just how I like my house to be.
BLAZERS - TRAFFIC LIGHTS [SKINT]
Crackazat – Monday Jam 06. ‘Jump’ – Bandcamp
From his ‘Monday Jams’ releases on Bandcamp, Crackazat keeps it live and improvised. A wicked idea, totally exciting to listen to and always keeps the groove fresh.
Monday Jam 06. Jump + Track Discussion
United Disco Organisation – Send The Rain – ATA
I picked this up as a promo and it immediately led me down the psychedelic disco route of Norman Whitfield, the legendary producer. A stunning nod to that vibe.
Send the Rain (Vocal Mix)
Jo’s big 3
Wild Bounce – One Shot – Danca
A very clever use of bounce over a 4/4 groove and lyrics with a conscious message. This Barcelona based duo confront the plight of immigrants.
Wild Bounce - One Shot [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Leo Pesci – GUTS – Bandcamp
At the front of the new upsurge of young Jazz musicians, Leo Pesci is working with the best of the best. The vocals of Ella Knight slay this track with Leo’s contributions riding over a Donald Byrd’esque groove. Get to know.
Benjamin Long – Cobbles – Apparel Records
Apparel is one of my favourite labels and Benjamin Long’s music sits perfectly on their imprint. Slightly jazzy, slightly techno, slightly deep – ‘Cobbles’ ticks all my musical preferences.
Benjamin Long - Cobbles [Apparel Music]
Black Sauce ‘Abigail’ (North Street West and Mannix Mixes) will be released on Traxsource promo February 25th / Full release March 4th 2022 on Dafia Records