Josh Wink‘s acid house classic Higher State Of Consciousness has received fresh remix treatment from Damian Lazarus and Mathew Jonson on a new EP, with remixes by Max Cooper, Alter Ego, Erol Alkan and Kink to follow on subsequent releases.
The Higher State Of Consciousness Remixes Vol 1 EP was released on 17 March on Strictly Rhythm, and features two re-imaginings from Crosstown Rebels maestro Lazarus, as well as a full-on reworking from Jonson.
You can buy/stream it here.
Discussing his contribution to the new EP, Lazarus said, “Attempting to remix one of dance musics’ all time classic records is both a poison and a curse. I took two journeys here for my re-shapes, the main mix is the poison and the deep mix is the curse.
“Staying true to the original but offering some additional weirdness and darkness.”
Elsewhere, Jonson said, “Higher State of Consciousness … where do I even start with this record. I danced to this back when I put blue sparkles in my hair and wore fat pants to illegal wear-house parties. Never in my life would I have thought I’d be remixing it back then! Thanks Josh for allowing me the pleasure and also for being a bright light in the darkness.”
Further remix EPs of the seminal track will follow in due course.