Champion Records celebrates the 25th anniversary of its classic house release Kristine W ‘Feel What You Want’ by enlisting the remix skills of Freejak, These Machines, King & Early, and Guz. Released in 1994, the dark, hypnotic groove of Kristine W ‘Feel What You Want’ and Rollo’s sublime production made it an iconic house track which went to No.1 in the US Club Charts. 25 years’ later, Champion Records has given it a fresh lease of life.
Freejak’s mix is the perfect homage to the track he says turned him to house music when he heard the original on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show. After working with Kristine W on ‘Stars’, Freejak describes his mix as “a loving tribute to the original, by trying to keep true to the initial flavours by introducing modern production techniques.” These Machines aka Steve Mac delivers a scintillating remix of the track he “remembers like it was yesterday”. Having worked with Champion Records over 20 years ago under his Rhythm Masters alias, the celebrated producer gives the original a tougher, beefed up edge, whilst remaining close to the original. House duo King & Early retain the original’s moody feel but move into deeper territory, adding atmospheric strings and layering the vocal. The end result is a “current, yet timeless sound”, guaranteed to produce goose-bumps. Finally, Dutch house master Guz emphasises the hypnotic organ of the original whilst adding techier sounds, respecting the original which he also has fond memories of from hearing on the radio.