- Mystic Bill's "Take Me Back" is commonly referred to as an acid-house classic these days, but it's taken a long time to achieve the prominence that tag suggests. First released on a Trax white label in 1990, it somehow failed to make the cut for Bill's 1995 compilation LP, finally turning up (incorrectly credited to Mateo Murphy) on a 2005 comp from the short-lived Aciiieeed! label. Now, this long-awaited reissue gathers together "Take Me Back" and reworks from Ricardo Villalobos and Invade boss Ilario Libumi.
The original version is a brilliantly simple blend of squelching 303, tumbling drums, chimes and vocals recalling bygone eras. Both remixes are fairly low-key. On the pick of the two, Villalobos threads suppressed tendrils of the vocal around delicate acid notes and the murmuring shuffle of half-awake drums. Libubi's robotic slow-build has its charms, but has a hard time holding its own against the original version and Villalobos's remix.
A1 Take Me Back (Original 1990 Mix)
A2 Take Me Back (Ilario Liburni Remix)
B1 Take Me Back (Ricardo Villalobos "Mistück Vill" Remix)