After the debut single release ‘High & Sexy’ by label head Maceo Plex, Ellum Audio goes from strength to strength as Eric gets set to re-release one of his all-time favourite tracks. Bazar ‘Hard To Find’ originally came out in 2004 and is the work of the legendary DJ Gregory and Michael Tordjam. This re-release couldn’t come at a better time with ‘Hard To Find’ emerging as a timeless dancefloor odyssey. Here it comes backed by two excellent remixes by Maceo Plex and Danny Daze.
Originally released on the Sneakers Freaks Club Vol.5 on the great French Label Basic Recordings in 2004, it hasn’t left Eric’s box since it was released. “People are constantly asking me what it is, so it only seemed fitting to re-release this with some updated remixes”. DJ Gregory and Michael Tordjam wrote the original, and Gregory was only too happy for Eric to licence, remix and re-release it. Obviously Eric stepped up, as he had relished the thought of a rework for years. However, it also emerged that Danny Daze was also a huge fan of the track and was desperate to get on remix duty.
The A Side features Maceo Plex’s ‘Funk Drop Remix’, a superb reworking evoking Vangelis playing Jazz Funk in Space. Eric has pitched the tempo down slightly from the original to bring out the funk in it, and it succeeds brilliantly. Adding a huge drop, some new energy to the rhythm and adding that extra special Maceo Plex sauce proves to be a sure fire winner.
On the flip the original kicks off like a mule! The driving snare and infectious bass and rhythm line are paramount; also featuring huge guitar strums and picks you can see why Eric coveted the track so much. Finally Danny Daze adds his own unique take on the original with his ‘Love Dub’. King of the new Miami sound, Danny Daze delivers another superb reinterpretation complete with a new bass line, irresistible new top line, galloping drums, fluttering stabs and a vocal hook all complementing the original but delivering it to this decade with a bang.
With two great remixes complementing the original’s lasting power, this choice package from Ellum Audio brings ‘Hard To Find’ to the modern stratosphere making it a must-have for any discerning house music lover.