Following the digital release of Working Men’s Club Steel City EP last year, we are pleased to announce the 12″ EP edition featuring the ‘Fear Fear’ remixes by Toddla T, Charla Green, Ross Orton, Diessa and Forgemasters.
First up, ‘Money Is Mine’ sees Toddla T sets the track to a full on klonking two step rhythm; next, Charla Green turns the album’s title track into a relentless drum ’n’ bass groove built around a single sinister vocal line. The band’s longtime studio collaborator and prolific Sheffield producer Ross Orton turns Ploys into a vocoder led alien electro workout while Hope Works resident Diessa brings the industrial noise to ‘Rapture’ to create a track that sounds like a symphony being played out at night by automated factory machines. Finally, on The Last One, Forgemasters (aka Winston Hazel and Robert Gordon, creators of the peerless Track With No Name – the first release on Warp) splice a snarling buzzsaw guitar riff and a lo-slung bassline to the kind of celestial orchestration that Vangelis brought to the Blade Runner soundtrack.
The remixers said of their versions:
Charla Green: “It was lovely to work on a remix for Working Men’s Club and put a Jungle twist on it. Sheffield’s music scene has a lot to offer so it’s nice to see alternative scenes working together. I’ve also loved Heavenly Recordings for a long time so that was a bonus.”
Ross Orton: “Not done a remix in ages but getting asked to remix the mighty WMC felt like a buzz. Here’s my wobbly take on a very heavy “future” Sheffield style classic!”
Toddla T: “As the original version stank of Sheffield, I wanted to do something that I would be itching to play in a set back home, particularly at Kabal or if I wasn’t in attendance something that I know Winnie or Pipes would draw for which was made for the dancefloors of Sheffield”
Forgemasters: “We think this remix has taken the song to another level of spirituality. May the Fonk be with you”.
Praise for 2022 album ‘Fear Fear…’
• Official UK Chart Number 11 •
• #2 Album of the Year, Electronic Sound •
-DORK ★★★★★- MOJO ★★★★- ★★★★ The Skinny – ★★★★ DIY -★★★★ Uncut Magazine – ★★★★ Loud & Quiet –