Holiday (Ben Rau Remixes)
Berlin native and Inkal founder, Ben Rau delivers two brand new mixes of the Roy Ayers classic ‘Holiday’.
Titled after his record label ‘Inkal‘, Ben’s first pass of ‘Holiday’ makes use of the original’s distinctive piano motifs over a bouncy and urgent big-room house groove; surely destined to become a summer essential for house DJs all over the globe.
Taking its name from his brand new imprint, the ‘Meta’ mix goes deeper, with afro-tinged percussion and rolling, techno-inspired drums leading the way toward an original organ solo over warm bass and hypnotic chords.
Recorded in the late 70’s, unearthed by BBE and issued on the second volume of unreleased Virgin Ubiquity recordings, ‘Holiday’ is a languid, sun-drenched jazz- funk classic; vintage Roy Ayers. The track was previously reworked in 2005 by Kenny Dope and DJ Spinna to global acclaim.