Mystic Bill - Take Me Back

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  • 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.
  • Tracklist
      A1 Take Me Back (Original 1990 Mix) A2 Take Me Back (Ilario Liburni Remix) B1 Take Me Back (Ricardo Villalobos "Mistück Vill" Remix)