Remixing Classics: Robert Miles – Children (Eat More Cake Remix)
I say classic, I mean acceptable. I say acceptable, I mean poor. I say poor, I mean this record spawned the dreaded genre of dream house. A wet brand of house with saccharine synths. For the avoidance of doubt – I wasn’t a fan. Harrovians Eat More Cake have remixed it. How a good remix emerges is anybody’s guess. But it does. Free download.
Eat More Cake have the temerity to say “Used to have this on cassette single in 1996 (?) and listened to it on repeat over and over again.” Given their absurd youth, I can only assume this was in the car on the way to school. They’ve kept that guitar phrase that makes me come out in hives [surprisingly, it isn't a sample but done by EMC themselves]. But the rest is less a remix than an indie-fication. The drums take it away from a dance floor 4/4 to a gig. This ends up like an beach campfire slowie. The piano actually works in this context. Not sure how they’ve done it but it becomes a rather good piece of Balearic.