West London's Slip 'n' Slide was one of the UK's original House imprints. Starting in 1994 with early releases and remixes from artists such as Blaze, Deep Dish, X-Press 2, King Britt, Masters At Work, Kings Of Tomorrow and Restless Soul, it set the benchmark for house music in the UK and gave a platform to artists who then went on to become all-time greats. This series revisits some of Slip 'n' Slide's standout releases, gleefully wading through the entire musical history of the label, blowing the dust off those albums and singles that deserve another lease of life, and a place in your classic house collection.
This release features seven mixes of Amira's 'Walk', a mid-90s house anthem. 'Walk' is UK gospel house at its finest, produced by Josh Milan and Kevin Hedge (aka Blaze) with additional mixes coming from Mousse T.. Blaze's Klubhead mixes are powerfully life-affirming, laying the funk on thick by layering bright percussion over a wandering guitar-led bassline, but it's Mousse T.'s mixes that do the real damage here. Led by a thunderous bassline offset with warm, Rhodes-y chords, this is fiercely confident club music that would hold its own in any house set played today.
1. Walk (Klubhead Vocal) 2. Walk (Klubhead Dub) 3. Walk (Mousse T.'s Full Vocal) 4. Walk (Mousse T.'s Walking Dub) 5. Walk (Mousse T.'s Tool) 6. Walk (Bonus Beats) 7. Walk (Accapella)
Written by Kevin William Hedge & Joshua Alexander Milan Produced by Blaze for Blaze Productions Vocals Performed by Amira Rasheed Backing Vocals by Alexander Hope Track 3-5 Remix & Additional Production by Mousse T for Peppermint Jam Productions Published by Music Of Nia Songs/Haripa Music Publishing P&C 1996 Defected Records Limited dba Slip 'n' Slide