Its a bold and brave producer who takes on the task of remixing a stone-cold classic cut from the annuals of House history, but thats just what Joris Voorn, KiNK, Phil Weeks and Ambivalent have done with their fresh versions of DJ Dozia’s Ovum debut ’Pop Culture’.
Originally released back in 1998 ‘Pop Culture’ rapidly gained cult status on the underground. Created by fellow Philly resident Dozia Blakey, the raw and sparse original, at over ten minutes, was made for the dark, strobe-lit, sweat-on-walls rooms where it found favour. Backed by the equally popular Size-9 remix, ‘Pop Culture’ was, and still is, a record that never leaves the box for many. Now, with a fresh set of remixes, its set for a glorious return.
So what did persuade our set of remixers to take on this challenge? Well, lets ask them…
Joris Voorn – It was a defining moment finding Dj Dozia’s Pop Culture in my local record store in 1998. The simplicity of the record was evident, but the few elements in combination with the classic Peech Boys acapella sounded like more than the sum of it’s parts. It was the blueprint of forward thinking house music, a sound that would inspire me to make tracks like ‘Sweep The Floor’ 10 years later.
DJ Dozia – Pop Culture (2015 Remixes) EP is out on October 19th on Ovum Recordings