Deconstruction Records is back. In a joint venture between Sonyâ€™s Senior Vice President of A&R Mike Pickering, one of the labelâ€™s founder members, and Three Six Zero Group’s AnD press, the dance imprint has returned with a series of back catalogue releases before signing new artists later in the year.
The labelâ€™s first re-release is Sashaâ€™s â€˜Xpanderâ€™, digitally re-mastered at Abbey Road and available via Beatport for the first time in original and 7â€ versions. Following this will be Lionrockâ€™s â€˜Packet Of Peaceâ€™, complete with the seminal Chemical Brothersâ€™ remix.
A decade on from its original release, â€˜Xpanderâ€™ is considered one of Sashaâ€™s most enduring â€˜classicsâ€™. Co-produced with Spookyâ€™s Charlie May, its instantly recognisable synth lines still send dancefloors into raptures, and as a much sought after piece of vinyl on ebay and other collector sites this digital release should appease global demand.
Sasha needs little introduction. Britainâ€™s most iconic DJ and producer remains one of the most enigmatic figures in global dance music. Last yearâ€™s Invol2ver album was met with widespread critical acclaim, and on the production front his new label emFire has become a go-to stable for his own music. His recent remix of Dovesâ€™ â€˜Jetstreamâ€™ will soon be joined by re-workings for Pole Folder (â€˜Hate Myselfâ€™) and Damian Lazarus (â€˜Spinninâ€™). He will shortly embark on a North American tour followed by Australia (see www.djsasha.com for details).
RELEASED 5 OCTOBER (BEATPORT)