Last year, on the original June release date for their debut record, Working Men’s Club Syd Minsky-Sargeant and producer Ross Orton, under the Minsky Rock moniker dropped the awe inpiring ‘MEGAMIX’ online – a condensed electronic reworking of parts of the album.
Only appearing online for seven days, the mix is now available to listen to on streaming services for the first time!
Ross Orton reminds us how the duo teamed up in lockdown and created this sensational mix:
With the prospect of lock down looming I was at the studio gates locking up to say goodbye to making music for who knew how long. I didn’t want to face up to life without tunes so grabbing what I could I headed home with my studio survival pack in hand roughly taking the shape of a bunch of old synths a vocoder and a headful of beats. Shortly after setting up my desert island studio in my front room the phone rang! A message from the Gods of music blasted down the phone. Ross my son, the voice said, yes I said trembling with excitement. You will go forth and create a masterpiece and this masterpiece will be called “MEGAMIX” You will make good with your time during this lockdown, now go forth and make some slamming beats the voice boomed! So with that I began delving into the original WMC studio tracks looking for inspiration. I realised that this needed to be a 2 man job so I zoomed Syd and said we should do this together. The following week consisted of lots of zoom sessions. Beats and bass lines getting thrown across the web from Sheffield to Todmorden and back again.
Hallelujah Minsky Rock was born!
Give thanks and praise for the “MEGAMIX”
As part of the Autumn Record Store Day drop, A limited number of 12″ of became available to purchase. Limited copies remain online here.
A reminder that next month, the bands classic debut record is released as a limited picture disc edition. This special format celebrates the band high chart placing in Love Record Stores end of year list.
This edition is only available to purchase at Independent Record Shops.
Pre-order your copy from a beloved record shop of your choice here.
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