Amsterdam-based DJ and collector Iggy P has been sharing his love of 80s and 90s sounds through his radio residencies for several years — Betonska Basta on Redlight and Power Hour on Operator.
Now, after two years of planning and preparation, he’s turning this musical passion into a label too, using it as a platform to spread the gospel on previously unreleased and hard-to-find material from these fruitful decades. Named after his Redlight radio show, Betonska launches with an alternative issue of former Shiny Two Shiny member Flo Sullivan’s 1985 synth-pop release “Higher”. On the A-Side you’ll hear the 12″ and 7″ versions, while on the flip we’re treated to two downtempo cuts released under Flo’s real name, Gayna Rose Madder, both of which have never previously been pressed to vinyl.
As an addendum to the original cuts, Iggy has invited one of his contemporaries to put their own twist on one of the tracks, and on this occasion it’s safe in the hands of Vienna-based DJ, producer and Neubau boss Heap. He takes on ‘Element’, a rhythmic spoken-word piece, that he succeeds in translating to the dance floor, adding a trance-inducing acid bass line, breakbeat rhythms and a soaring synth lead.
Higher is out on vinyl now via Betonska.