It matters not how you remember The Guv’nor. It might be from his frizzy youthful days of plenty in the late Eighties to Mid-Nineties, or maybe it was from his Messianic later phase, all Statesmanship and incense. No, what matters is that you Remember-in whatever way you must – the ultimate underground spirit of enthusiasm, effortless change and prolific output that our squiffy music scene has ever known.
‘Always looking forward with a cheeky eye on the past.’This pitch perfect mantra I have come to realise – one of Weatherall’s many – goes some way to encompassing my dappled friendship with Alexis Le-Tan. Our invincible years in dusty electronic fields with liquid sunshine minds gave way to fallow times only to see a recent and permanent resurgence, these new found ALTC years, inspired by our love for the delights of the past, the possibilities ahead and the glorious mud in-between.
Lord Sabre brought us back together –or at least a flyer of his did. He brought many people together and kept them together, and his Sabresonic output will continue to do so. On hearing of his passing, we both squirreled in to a creative vortex of Weatherall (re)discovery, it was a period we’ll never forget, driven by the emptiness of loss, a desire to learn but most purely, an excitement to listen. This was our time to marvel & salute.
Following a plague of electronic knocks with a previous tribute mix, Alexis asked me aboard and we have created this–a ‘Mix of two halves’, One side his and one side mine, Half and half, offering a passing nod to one of his finest remixes in the process. To try and do justice to such a Titan in a matter of hours is surely a folly, but to allow only his finest remixes in the process. To try and do justice to such a Titan in a matter of hours is surely a folly, but to allow only his output to take you somewhere spontaneous and personal for such a window of time was a pleasure. We hope you enjoy it.
SCORN – Exodus (Sabres of Paradise Mix 1)
PRIMAL SCREAM – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)
BOMB THE BASS – Darkheart (Sabres Of Paradise Second Mix)
SKYLAB – Indigo (Sabres of Paradise Remix)
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND – International Times (Haunted Dance Hall Mix)
STEREO MC’S – Deep Down & Dirty (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix)
FUN-DA-MENTAL – Mother India [Sabres at Dawn Mix]
JAMES JAM J(Phase 3 – Sabresonic Tremelo Dub)
PRIMAL SCREAM- Jailbird [Weatherall Dub Chapter 3 Mix]
THE ORB – Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass 1)
ONE DOVE – White Love (Meet the Professionals Dub)
PERCY X v’s Blood sugar – 3 (Emissions 1)
ANDREW WHEATHERALL – End Times Sound
THE SABRE OF PARADISE – Wilmot
THE WOODLEIGH RESEARCH FACILITY – Osler’s Crystal Fountain
SLAB – Weather Smasher
THE SABRE OF PARADISE – Edge 6
THE SABRE OF PARADISE – Lick Wid Nit Wit (Happy Jacks Remix)
MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO- Psyche-out (Sex skank stripdown)
STEREO MC’S – Everything (Everything Grooves Pt. 2)
SCOTT FRASER (Ft. Lousie Quinn) – Together More (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
PEACE TOGETHER – Be Still (Sabres Of Paradise Remix)
THE SABRE OF PARADISE – Ballad Of Nicky McGuire
SAINT ETIENNE- Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves)
PRIMAL SCREAM- Uptown (Long after the Disco is Over Mix)