The Spaces Between Featuring Harry Dennis - Ghosts EP
Genre(s): Deep House
Format: 12 Inch
Catalogue No.: FCLR013
Release Date: 14 Sep 21
A1 - Original Mix
A2 - Black Science Orchestra Remix #1
B1 - Black Science Orchestra Remix #2
B2 - Black Science Orchestra Dub
The Spaces Between were formed out of creative studio sessions in the summer of 2020 and comprises of bona fide house legend Terry Farley, electronic music producer Wade Teo and renowned author and co-owner of Club Chi’ll Records, Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball. The idea for ‘Ghosts’ came from Terry’s idea to reference the Jazz greats who have gone to glory leaving behind their astonishing musical legacies. Within days of emailing a comprehensive list of jazz artists to Chicago House luminary and The It/ Jungle Wonz member, Harry Dennis, an answer with Harry’s sparse, haunting vocals was received. These were laid down over a bed of live instruments and electronic sounds and the combined talents of The Spaces Between created the compelling jacking jazz vibe of ‘Ghosts’.
Snowy ran the track past Jo Wallace at F*CLR Records – it was love at first listen. Jo suggested the track should be part of an EP with remixes from the newly reformed Black Science Orchestra. It was agreed and provided an ideal opportunity for Ashley to work with Terry once again, reinforcing the Junior Boy’s Own heritage.
The first incarnation of Black Science Orchestra began life in 1992 when Ashley Beedle joined forces with Rob Mello and their debut release, ‘Where were you’ exploded onto the global dance scene via the iconic UK house label JBO. Broken in the US by the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles, ‘Where were you’ entered into the hallowed halls of immortal dance music. Black Science Orchestra has become one of the most respected deep house acts of the 1990s, with the revered album ‘Walter's Room’ and the legendary genre crossing 'New Jersey Deep' track that is considered one of the top dance tracks of all time and rarely leaves discerning DJs' record boxes. Fast forward 29 years and original BSO founding fathers, Ashley and Rob decided that both they and the world needed the sound of Black Science Orchestra again and decided to reform, inviting long time musical and studio accomplice Darren Morris to join the collective now in its 6th incarnation!
When presented with the original version of ‘Ghosts’, Rob, Ashley and Darren loved it and all heard various ways it could be reworked in a true Black Science Orchestra way. Donning their pandemic production hats and remotely getting their feet back under the studio desk again, they worked together to create distinctly different remixes ranging from the deep, spacy electronic to the tough and psychedelic sleazy funk. With original BSO productions included on this EP, 'Ghosts' has helped square off the circle and the Black Science Orchestra conductors are back and mean dance floor business!
Radio support from Craig Charles, Mary Ann Hobbs
Selected DJ Feedback:
The BSO Remix #1 Versions are HOT!
LUKE SOLOMON/DEFECTED/ CLASSIC
BSO RMX#1 !!!!
HECTOR ROMERO/ DEF MIX
Oh yes!! HOT!! Funky and all that good stuff.
Loving the Original Vocal Mix on this.
HORSE MEAT DISCO/ SEVERINO
ELI GOLDSTEIN/ SOUL CLAP
Legends on legends here! What a release...
CRAIG SMITH/ 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT
Loving the OG but dam those BSO remixes!!
BILL BREWSTER/ DJ HISTORY
BSO#1 is the pick for me, but I like the stripped back ones too.
What a treat!! The BSO Remix 1 is an absolute belter along with the dub version too. Just my cup of tea, with plenty of lush, musical elements but a rolling house vibe and brilliant bassline and acid flourishes!
FRED EVERYTHING/ LAZY DAYS
Love the BSO Remix #1. My only critic was that there’s maybe too much of a good thing (quite a bit of versions!). Big supporter of 2 mixes on this. Big love to Ashley & Rob and Terry!
HELL YES!!!! Essential
CHARLES LEVINE / SOUL CLAP
Special is an understatement! Big respect to wade Teo and the club chill team for putting out some of the hottest throw back joints of the moment! Harry dennis + BSO = a win!
Love these new BSO remixes. Shame they arrived a bit late for the recording of my show that went out last night.
I am a huge Black Science fan!
HONEY SOUNDSYTEM/ JASON KENDIG
An abundance of quality! Feeling spoiled with all the versions on offer.BSO Remix#1 Dub might be my favorite of the bunch but they are all pretty killer.
GRAEME PARK/ THE HACIENDA
NEIL DIABLO/ EL DIABLOS SCOIAL CLUB
This is a really nice release. lots of mixes to play but i think the stripped back ones are doing it for me. i'll open with this on my next radio show x
STE HODGE/ KAT RECORDS/ NO FAKIN
Yes, yes, yes.Like getting your mits on a new Jus’ Trax 12 in 95…BSO remix 1 and the dub absolutely killer…(subject to change) :)Wonderful to see/hear BSO back doing their thing and a real highlight of the past few very drab months.ACE
LARS BEHRENROTH/ DEEPER SHADES
Original and BSO remix2 for me! Great!
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