Substance Select Vol.1 12″
There’s some new Super Weird wax on the way this summer. Three years on from Super Weird Substance’s first eight 12″ singles, the label is back with Substance Select Vol.1, a four track 12″ EP that sees two evergreen classics return to vinyl, and two more recent crowd favourites committed to wax.
Substance Select Vol.1 is set for release on Friday 20th July and the vinyl can be ordered here.
To celebrate the release, which includes a long-overdue repressing of the Luxxury mix of ‘Summer Came My Way’, we asked Manchester-based filmmaker Richard Stout to put together a suitably subdued music video to accompany the melancholic yet uplifting ode to summer.
Greg Wilson Featuring The Reynolds ‘Summer Came My Way’ [Luxxury Club Mix]
106BPM – euphoric melancholy summer groove
Written by Greg WIlson, ‘Summer Came My Way’ saw him collaborate with vocal force of nature, The Reynolds; twin sisters from the Wirral with a highly astute singing style and uncanny synergy.
Having come into Greg’s orbit with a series of luscious, dubby edits, Luxxury was approached to do a mix of the track for SWS’ first vinyl release and it’s since taken on a life of its own. Unavailable on vinyl for a couple of years, a reissue felt well overdue.
Oddfellow’s Casino ‘The Ghosts Of Watling Street’ [Greg Wilson & Peza Mix Feat. The Reynolds]
110BPM – “the vocoder track”
A project of countercultural connector David Bramwell, Oddfellow’s Casino is an outlet for his song writing, which draws from psychegeography, mysticism and leftfield folklore.
David Bramwell contacted Greg about a remix of the track and Greg obliged with an ethereal, vocoder driven take that he worked on alongside studio partner, Peza. Following support from DJ Harvey at Pikes Ibiza last summer – which recently won DJ Mag’s Residency Of The Year award – the track caused a storm on the internet, as people rushed to identify ‘the vocoder track’ in a widely circulated video clip. The track hasn’t seen an official release until now.
The Super Weird Society’ Gone With The Vibe’ [Henry’s Extended Mix]
108BPM – visceral disco funk jam
A visceral disco funk jam that immediately grabs you by the groove, The Super Weird Society’s ‘Gone With The Vibe’ built its momentum on the road in 2017 with Greg regularly featuring it at clubs and in festivals.
The Super Weird Society include; Kermit Leveridge, The Reverend Cleve Freckleton and The Reynolds – an amalgamation of the label’s key vocalists. Co-writer Henry Greenwood extends the mix.
‘Don’t You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come’ [Greg Wilson & Peza Club Mix]
110BPM – yearning soulful serenade
The first solo release from The Reynolds saw the girls undertake an accomplished cover of Bessie Banks’ classic slice of uplifting soul. The diversity of sound and nuanced vocal ability of The Reynolds has been instrumental to the label’s sound since its formation, just as adept in the fore, as they are backing other vocalists.
Mixed by Greg Wilson and Peza, ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ is another Harvey pick, and has garnered support from legendary DJ Colin Curtis, who championed the Besse Banks original, has provided a number of spine tingling moments in clubs and festivals since its release.