Andrew has had an immense effect on my musical tastes, and my path in music in terms of my label and me being signed and championed and mentored by him in a very informal way….
He was always sharing music and made me many compilations over the years. He created musical chain reactions in a way; I can hear his influence throughout my albums.
I will remain grateful and indebted to him for his generosity and support of me as an artist.
PRIMAL SCREAM – SHINE LIKE STARS (ANDREW WEATHERALL REMIX)
Andrew gave me a copy of this then unreleased remix in 1992 on cassette in Rimini. After I met him through the Soma / Slam guys, we all met on the beach the following evening and Andrew played us this on a small ghetto blaster. After that, he let me keep the cassette. I played it to ruin back in Glasgow.
MY BLOODY VALENTINE – SOON (THE ANDREW WEATHERALL MIX)
I have memories of this being played in and around the times Andrew was up in Glasgow and we all hung out together after nights where he was DJing, and or we were playing live sets. A classic IMHO.
ONE DOVE – WHITE LOVE (MEET THE PROFESSIONALS DUB)
This was always a favorite mix of mine. I love the gated synths — the way they swell into the track as it evolves before your ears, and the way it kind of launches you into orbit when the bass comes in. I’m glad this is available. It’s brilliant, I think.
THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON – PAPUA NEW GUINEA (ANDREW WEATHERALL MIX)
An absolute classic. I have memories of being in a spacious basement flat in Glasgow where Andrew spun a few more tunes following the clubs we had been to — like The Sub Club in Glasgow. The halcyon days, we always used to say….
ST. ETIENNE – ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART (ANDREW WEATHERALL MIX)
I remember first hearing this in the One Dove studio in Glasgow’s Southside…. An absolutely classic cover, one of the versions that can actually compete with the original. This was my first introduction to the wonderful St. Etienne…. Tune!
UNLOVED – DEVIL’S ANGEL (ANDREW WEATHERALL REMIX)
I heard this much more recently as I got hold of the Killing Eve soundtrack. It didn’t surprise me that Andrew was in there. I love The Unloved, too. Great….
RED STRIPE ADVERTISEMENT
If anyone can source this, I would love a copy…. Andrew asked me down to a South London studio to breathe on a song. Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns were there, I think. I’m sure it was a Red Stripe advert he did, but I don’t actually have a copy of it. I did breathe on it…. I’m sure the intro to “Fallen” was behind the genesis of this specific collaboration.
THE IMPOSSIBLES – THE DRUMS (12” MIX)
Again in the afterworld of post-club haziness, Andrew played us all this remix. He was such a music-sharer and shared his enthusiasm for this mix with us — a visceral moment, as the remix is killer. They all are, really….
PRIMAL SCREAM – COME TOGETHER
I have very clear memories of first hearing this in The Sub Club. It kind of blew my mind; it was like tasting shapes, or drinking sound… just out of this world musically, and in other ways, truly original. Brilliant.
ANDREW WEATHERALL – FEATHERS
I played this a lot in my car in the last few years, just before we lost Andrew. I saw him in Neu! Reekie! in 2019 with the late Denise Johnson. I thanked him again for cassettes he had made me through the years. I’m so glad I got the chance to see him then.
SABRES OF PARADISE – SMOKE BELCH
This is a midterm one for me…. In the times I only saw Andrew around Shoreditch, I recorded We Are Science down at The Rotter’s Golf Club with Keith Tenniswood and we had lots of catchups in the communal area outside the studio having a laugh…. I’m glad I got to spend that time in his company then, too.
BOCCA JUNIORS – SUBSTANTIALLY SOULFUL
In the early, early days when I met Andrew, this was around and in the ether…. It was all quite hazy — after all, it was the ’90s — but I do remember the music.
NEW ORDER – REGRET (SABRES LO & LO MIX)
I just loved this New Order track, so this mix strikes a chord with me. I also love “Ruined in a Day”….. Andrew would be a safe pair of hands for such a great tune. Brilliant, yet again….
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