House royalty Boyd Jarvis’ has made an unexpected, yet very welcome resurgence thanks to a reissue of his classic 1983 cut ‘The Music Got Me’, powered by Ransom Note, in partnership with their House Hunting. Recognised as a true pioneer of the genre, this track has been played in some of the most treasured dance floors of the time, including Zanzibar and Paradise Garage.
When House Hunting’s Aiden D’Araujo interviewed Boyd and found out the track was ripe for licensing, they set Keith Tenniswood (Curved Studios) to work remastering the original tapes and commissioned two new edits. Our favourite is by master of the edit, Nick the Record, and Idjuts Boys’ Dan Tyler, amplifying and tweaking this piece of house history to modern dance floor perfection. While the changes in the dub version are by no means subtle, the pair have managed to capture a more dynamic and playful take on the original, still retaining the magic of the primitive house style that defines it. Reverberating analogue synths, thumping basslines and a packed out ensemble of reworked disco magic makes this a reissue worth shouting about.
The Music Got Me is out 2nd December – pre-order from Bandcamp.