Despite the fact that so much music has been coming out, I have managed to reduce my selection to 11 tracks for August. It feels like I have been playing some of these tracks for a while, then I realised in some ways have. Although “Feel the Vibe” came out a while ago but I only managed to get a copy at the end of July, other tracks like “Bulo” and “Dance My Heart” are remixes of original versions that I still enjoy playing. Perhaps new mixes of “Get Away With It” should be released… oh, wait that was last month! “So Many Times” by Gadjo (apparently coming out on Subliminal soon when it was first released 2 years ago) and “Erotic City” by Supafly (released for 2 years before Subliminal picked that up too) are further examples of this.
Should it be a concern that tracks are being released and then say a year later new mixes come out? Are producers and labels just cashing in on something “safe” without trying to push new things forward and promote new material? My view is that it isn’t always a bad thing especially when the original didn’t get the attention it deserved for whatever reason (lazy record label, bad distribution etc) and the track is a quality track. If it means that DJs finally manage to get their hands on a great track that wasn’t readily available and clubbers and the general public finally get to hear decent music then so be it.