Call A Wave Remixes


Be With present the first ever reissue of the ultra-rare double pack DJ promo of Malcolm McLaren & the Bootzilla Orchestra's Call A Wave. Originally slipping out in 1989 to a select few, there were rumored to be only ever 300 copies pressed. Indeed, the entire package never got a proper release and now goes for a small fortune. Bootsy Collins, Jeff Beck, and Malcolm McLaren, all in one band, composing over a Barry White sample? And that's just the original. But you can forget about that for now. Here we have the incredibly sought-after "DFC Dance Mix", mixed by Massimino Lippoli of Morenas/Sueño Latino fame for the legendary DFC Italy. It's a throbbing, vital, dramatic slice of dreamy ambient house. It features the iconic, disaffected female vocal chopped up over elegant piano snatches, Beck's ace guitar stylings over rolling, heavy drums and a killer, hypnotic bassline with sparkling harp coming and going. But on side B you have the mesmeric "Breakdown Mix", again mixed by DFC Italy. For some, this is the mix to have. This time, the vocals are treated so they're uttered backwards, contributing to the wonderfully disorienting magic of this particular mix. And how could you forget the equally iconic "Orbital Mix". Not by the actual group Orbital, but courtesy of S'Express's Mark Moore & William Orbit, no less. A brilliant, beautiful remix that's perhaps more musical. They make more obvious use of the sample from the original Barry White track ("I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby") that Malcolm was inspired by. Flip over to Side D to find the duo's uber-horizontal "Return To The Deep Ambient Mix", a floaty, beatless gem that'll leave you swooning. To round out this quite astonishing package, the "New Age Mix", again coming from the DFC Italy camp, elegantly sends us off into the cosmos with minimal percussion and maximum vibes. Remastered from original audio by Simon Francis. Cut by Cicely Balston by Alchemy at AIR Studios.