In very much the same vein as their remix package of Ian Pooley's Groove Chord Memory from last year, Edwin Oosterwal and Joris Voorn's Rejected imprint have unearthed and returned to somewhat of a cult classic in the form of Eric de Man's ' For Sunking'.
Originally released under his Astrophunk guise all the way back in 1998, the original had instant and emphatic impact. "I produced the track in its entirity on my MPC 3000 and then recorded it directly onto DAT" says Eric. "Who needs mixers anyway, ha. I remember that i gave a promo copy to Derrick May, when he played Holland, and he asked if he could play it there and then. He dropped it next track. My favourite memory ever!"
May went on to champion 'For Sunking', aiding it in becoming a 'go to' record for so many on the underground. Fast forward to 2015 and a mention of the track that lead to Rejected boss Oosterwal crafting his own edit. His rework grabbed the attention of Boris Werner and Melon and before long a plan was hatched for a full remix release.
REJ044 is lead by Edwin's respectful and most potent edit of Eric's original. Melon goes heavy and hypnotising on the filters in his Sex Strip mix, before Boris closes the release with his smooth and yet sleazy rework. A trio of superb revisions of an already ageless classic.