The quintessential UK garage classic Dreams by Smokin’ Beats gets a big batch of remixes come Nov. 27, and LessThan3 has the exclusive premiere of Norwich-based producer Upgrade’s filthy drum & bass take.
Dreams features soulful vocals by Lyn Eden, which are almost the only remaining trace of Smokin’ Beats’ ’97 smash hit after Upgrade applies his modifications. The original’s dreamlike chords appear at times as well, however accompanied at a much higher tempo by his dark, distorted bassline that recalls the work of fellow fiends for such sounds like Toronto’s Rene LaVice.
With UK garage’s influence at a ten-year high, Hot Source does the Dreams 2015 remix package proper by packing it with a confounding number of flips from Tough Love, Low Steppa, DJ Q, Klax, Standard&Push, Oxide & Neutrino, 86deep, and 30 Hurts. Pre-order here.