Sicknote has returned to remix another gem from the vaults, this time joined by Horrific James to rework the much overlooked Formation Records masterpiece ‘Sleeplessness’ by Wardance.
You could be forgiven for not knowing the artist alias Wardance. Appearing on a mere three occasions between 1992 and 1994 (twice on Marc Yorath’s F Project label and once on DJ SS’ Formation Records), Wardance was primarily Great Yarmouth based DJ Dance with assistance from DJ SS and Tekniq in the studio. ‘Sleeplessness’ is archetypal early jungle that exploits equal measures of light and dark to exquisite effect. Utilizing the same bell sample as LTJ Bukem’s ‘Music’ the tune progresses through breakneck amens and sub bass lines through to euphoric sci fi bleeps.
Following on from Sicknote’s ‘Universal Horn’ remix, he is joined by Horrific James for this visitation into the past, again respectfully reworking a way-back-when classic while utilizing the original techniques through equipment true to the era. There is so much reverence in this remix, far from being a bootleg, this is a homage to an era, a nod back to the formative years of Drum & Bass.
“We chose this one because it is kind of an underrated tune from the large Formation back catalogue. It has more of a Bukem feel to it which we are both into and we felt we could do a more tearing version of the tune.” – Sicknote & Horrific James
Sicknote & Horrific James' 'Sleeplessness' remix is available to download, however as we've done previously it it strictly limited to 100 downloads. Don't sleep!