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First Listen: Dave Clarke – ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2) (Remixes)’

Boyz Noize Records issue five interpretations of Dave Clarke’s classic ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)’.

The original was one of Clarke’s earliest releases, coming out via the still-functioning Bush Records. Clarke went on to form his own label Magnetic North, write a number of both live and studio albums, and release countless 12″s under several aliases, appearing on both XL Recordings and R&S amongst many others. All the while he was, and still is, working in radio, hosting the Technology show from 2000-2006, until starting his current venture White Noise. It has since given birth to a label arm of the same name, primarily used to release the music he plays on the show and to champion the lesser known artists.

He has long been one of the leading figures in UK techno, and remains as relevant as ever to this day. The five varied remixes in the new EP represent the evolving styles of electro and techno he has pursued for years and do a timeless original justice. The ‘Red’ trilogy is some of his highly-regarded material, making ‘Wisdom To The Wise’ a much sought-after re-release, snapped up by Boys Noize Records.

Boyz Noize, aka Berliner Alexander Ridha, delivers an up-to-date edit, emphasising the synth work into high-end frenzy – this track in particular paying homage to Clarke’s work outside of techno. Berghain and Ostgut frontman Marcel Dettmann is as clinical as ever, stripping it down to the bare bones: an unwavering synth, airy rides, and booming kicks. A.Mochi, at Clarke’s request is involved in the project. He provides pure, peak time fare that sticks close to the original, swelling the bass into to absorbing depth. The EP ends with two digital-only efforts from Dutchman Steve Rachmad. He claims top spot in terms of power in a pumping, industrial workout, and balances it against a darker, bottom-heavy dub version.

Buy from March 4 and preview clips of each below.

Dave Clarke – ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2) (Remixes)’ full tracklisting:
1. ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)’ (Boys Noize Wild Pitch Mix)
2. ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)’ (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
3. ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)’ (A. MOCHI Re-Edit)
4. ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)’ (Steve Rachmad Remix)*
5. ‘Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)’ (Steve Rachmad Dub)*

*Digital Only