If you were anywhere near a dancefloor back in 2006, chances are you heard Audion‘s soaring Mouth to Mouth at some point – such was the impact of Matthew Dear’s long-form classic, released on Spectral Sound, that it was heard everywhere from London’s Fabric to Ibiza’s DC10 and all points in between.
As well as a digital release, a five-track vinyl release also features a variety of DJ tools based on aspects of the track.
Radio Slave recently included the track in a set that he recorded at the infamous HÖR Berlin studios, check it out at around the half hour mark.
“I’ll always remember the first time I heard Mouth To Mouth,” commented Radio Slave, aka Matt Edwards. “It was September 2006, and I was partying with friends in Berghain at a Cadenza party. Luciano was playing upstairs in the Panorama Bar to a packed dance floor, and I had one of those “what the f**k is this” moments when he dropped ‘Mouth To Mouth’. It just sounded so unique and absolutely destroyed the dance floor, and I left the club thinking I need this record.
“To me, ‘Mouth To Mouth’ always sounded like a disco record. It’s like Matthew took ‘Funky Town to Detroit’, and I wanted to create a version that had that vibe, modern and with a rich analogue sound, so the entire track was recorded using hardware. I added vocals, and it’s already been great fun road-testing this at the club where I first heard “Mouth To Mouth” 17 years ago.”
Radio Slave vs Audion – Mouth To Mouth is released on Rekids on 27 October 2023.