International electronic and bass don Mella Dee has remixed legendary Basement Jaxx single ‘Red Alert’, out in April.
The two-track remix package opens with the artist’s ‘Panel Beater Mix’, a loopy, stripped-back edit that’s simply made for the dancefloor. Next is the ‘Holding On Mix’, a cut that sees Mella Dee tap into the hardcore continuum with a melange of rave-era wonkiness.
In need of no introduction, Basement Jaxx are a platinum-selling English dance duo who burst onto the scene with their UK #1 album ‘Remedy’ in 1999. They have also scored three US Dance #1 singles, five UK ‘Top 10’ singles and performed at some of the world’s most recognisable festival stages. Released back in 1999, Red Alert topped both the UK and US Dance charts and reached #5 in the UK Singles chart. Pitchfork later ranked it at #69 in their list of ‘Top 200 Songs of the 1990s’.
With a slew of releases via his own Warehouse Music in 2020 including Sidney Street & Mexicanas, the producer and DJ also donned a host of livestream events. A bespoke broadcast with DJ Mag and E1 alongside the likes of Glastonbury and DGTL Amsterdam for their online festivals were among the highlights. His label also saw exceedingly impressive releases from talents such as Leo Pol and Haider. With plenty more music to come from the electronic mystro, 2021 is primed to be yet another big year for Mella Dee, which he kicks off with these exceptional re-worked compositions.
Mella Dee reached international notoriety with his anthemic 2017 single ‘Techno Disco Tool’. One year on, his Warehouse Music imprint won ‘Best Breakthrough Label’ at the DJ Mag ‘Best of British’ awards, cementing his ascent to the upper echelons of dance music, which was completed with his BBC Essential Mix.
A coming together of two generations of British dance music talent, the results on this ‘Red Alert’ remix package are typically dazzling.