Cat No: PIPS023
Title: Rendezvous – SCB (Scuba) Remixes
Label: Apple Pips
Format: 12″ & Digital
Release Date: 1st July 2013
The curatorial direction Appleblim has always chosen to take with Apple Pips is rooted in his DJ sets, testing tracks to the nth degree and searching for those cuts which engender the desired emotional response in the club. Arkist’s 2011 bass music hit “Rendezvous” held plenty of that weight in its original form, and it wasn’t long before Scuba wanted to get his hands on the parts for a slower tempo revision in line with his SCB output.
On the A-side, we’re let in on a particularly enlightening update that takes the temperature of Scuba’s SCB productions at this moment in time. His “2013 Dub” adopts a dark tone, slowly growing into a taut monster of submerged techno. After the audacious ripples of snare drum that make up the breakdown, the full meat of the track is revealed in a blur of acidic intensity, giving way to abandon where before there had only been the suggestion of it.
On the flip, kept as a secret weapon of ‘Blims ever since it was first crafted, we have the “2011 Edit” which was showcased on Scuba’s DJ Kicks mix in 2012. With the dust settled on that particular chapter, it’s only fitting that this rock solid interpretation receives a full vinyl release over which the eight minutes of poised keys, unflinching bass and swelling atmospherics can prowl undisturbed.
Honed for the club and thoroughly road tested, these remixes plunge Arkist’s production into wholly new territory while highlighting Scuba’s considerable instinct for hypnotic, enveloping floor tackle that can fit a cavernous rave as much as a sweaty basement.
Plays and support coming from Carl Craig who has used it on his forthcoming Masterpieces 3xCD mix for Ministry Of Sound, Will Saul who included it in his Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, Scuba, Midland, George Fitzgerald, Appleblim & many more..