JEREMY DELLER, Voodoo Ray / Ooh-oo-hoo ah-ha ha yeah, 2013
12 inch vinyl
screen printed sleeve,
limited signed edition 50
published by The Vinyl Factory
Price in year of issue € 180,- / GBP 150.-
In the summer of 2013 The Vinyl Factory collaborated with Deller on the soundtrack to ‘English Magic’, his film work exhibited in Venice in the same year; for which the music is composed of three cover versions of classic British songs: ‘Voodoo Ray’, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ (by David Bowie) and ‘Symphony in D Minor’ (by Ralph Vaughan Williams) and played by the Melodians Steel Orchestra, an English/Trinidadian steel band, and produced by Deller at Abbey Road Studios.
The Melodians Steel Orchestra performed at both the Pavilion’s official inauguration on the 29th May 2013 and later that evening at The Vinyl Factory & British Council party on the Isla Vignole, Venice, alongside with Scottish DJ/duo Optimo, long-time friends and collaborators with Deller. A remix of three track 12″ features with vocal, instrumental and bonus beats by Scottish DJ/duo Optimo.
Inspired by this party, here JD Twitch from Optimo has remixed ‘Voodoo Ray’ into a joyous piano-house stomper in a vein similar to the now hard-to-find Frankie Knuckles re-work from back in the day, with vocals from the Melodians.