Tom first appeared on Cubism a few years ago with ‘Just A Groove’, his collaboration with one of the leading lights from the new wave of Detroit artists, Dantiez Saunderson. He followed this with an excellent remix of Lunacy Sound Division’s track ‘More Than Enough’. It’s exciting to have him back on the label with the impeccable R U Awake?
R U Awake? weaves a delicious and intoxicating groove. With spoken vocals and a smattering of low slung, electronic deepness throughout, the track was made deep into lockdown and the creative spell that gave birth to it has already yielded future music for Cubism as Tom prepares to release a collaboration with Lunacy Sound Division later this year and some exciting things in the pipeline with Saytek.
The first remix is from Cubism’s very own Mark Gwinnett under his Lunacy Sound Division alias. The vibe is stripped right back to a no nonsense hypnotic beat, driven forward with urgency by ethereal soundscapes and pads that combine with the funky rolling baseline from the original version. The vocal hook and vague recollections musing over the groove throughout seem appropriate after the last months we have all experienced. It’s topped off by what we like to call an explosive porno synth which sends the track soaring into hyperspace.
On the second remix we have the awesome Bedford Falls Players with a special heavy hitter taking the vibe into darker territory. Bedford Falls Players are a collective of DJS and Producers originating from the Berkshire and West London area; founding member, Mark Cooper from Windsor has collaborated with Legends of the scene such as Terry Farley (Boy’s Own/Faith), Al MacKenzie (D:Ream/Field Of Dreams), Justin Drake (Peace Division) amongst others with many prestigious remixes from the like of Ashley Beedle, Duncan Gray, Leo Zero etc. Lately Mark has been working on new material and is thrilled to be working on this release with fellow local radio buddy, Tom Finn. Bit of a cliche but there really is something for everyone here. We hope you enjoy.
Time to wake up.