Back in June, Ed Banger label boss Busy P dropped a bubbly summer single – Track Of Time feat. Haich Ber Na and Shay Lia – which fittingly served as the soundtrack for Chanel’s new watch campaign. Today, he’s unveiled a 4-track remix package featuring brand new remixes of the track by Masters at Work, the deft NYC electronic duo consisting of Louie Vega and Kenny Gonzalez.
Masters at Work reworked the original track into a brilliant 8-bit arcade-like remix that is quite a radical departure from the original record. Breaking down the percussion into a delightfully choppy breakbeat, Masters at Work give Haich Ber Na’s vocals ample room to breathe, reimagining the original melody completely; before Shay Lia brings it back to a more familiar ground. The second half of the remix is unadulterated synth work, chopped vocals and breakbeats; sitting right in their wheelhouse.
Masters at Work also put together a Dub and Extended Dub remix of the track, favoring a prodding baseline and upping the ante to a true underground club groove.
Busy P has also begun spinning records live again, after a two year hiatus during the pandemic. Tonight, he’s performing at Touquet Music Beach Festival on the north coast of France, followed by a performance at Elektrik Park Festival outside Paris on September 4th. Then on November 19th, Ed Banger is celebrating its 18th birthday with a full-on label party at Electric Brixton; with performances from the likes of, Gaspard Augé (of Justice) b2b So-Me, Myd (performing with a live band), Breakbot b2b Irfane, Busy P b2b Heidi and Mad Rey. Tickets available here