Midnight Magic’s perennial disco anthem “Beam Me Up” announced itself as an instant classic from the moment of its release in 2010, and at long last the fellow Brooklynites joined us for a 10-year-anniversary package (minus one lost year) that once again establishes the timeless quality of the song with a fresh and versatile package of new remixes.
Norwegian space-disco don Prins Thomas delivers a sprawling and elegant mix, grounding melodic and psychedelic elements over a bumping percussive disco rhythm treatment, stretching out over 8 minutes of blissful breakdowns, delays and driving bass lines. Kim Ann Foxman takes the song to a darker and dubbier place with her “Beam Me To The Basement Mix,” layering samples of singer Tiffany Roth’s vocal and insistent acid synths over a heavy and pulsing low end. Each Other, a new project by Max Pask and NYC club royalty Justin Strauss, crafts an extended peak-time stormer of a mix, with churning analog drum and synth production that is somehow ravey, New-Wavey and lush all at once.
These three mixes truly capture an entire club night in one record, each a beautifully unique interpretation that showcases the inimitable talent and creativity of the remixers, and is also a testament to the enduring perfection of the original. Grab this record immediately and beam yourself back to the dance floor!
releases June 25, 2021
© 2021 Razor-N-Tape Records
℗ To Party Buff (ASCAP)
Midnight Magic is: Jason Disu, Julio Monterrey, W. Andrew Raposo, Nick Roseboro,Tiffany Roth, Caito Sanchez, and Carter Yasutake
"Beam Me Up" written by Morgan Wiley, Tiffany Roth, and W. Andrew Raposo with Carter Nakashima Yasutake
Remix and additional production by Prins Thomas, Kim Ann Foxman, Justin Strauss and Max Pask
Art & Design by Ian Orth
With gratitude to JKriv, Aaron Dae at Razor-N-Tape, Tom and Benji at Permanent Vacation, Inbal and Betty Lankry at Prisma Artists, Jacques Renault, Gavilan Rayna Russom, Eric Broucek, Rachelle Mozman, Katie McKay, Paul Gold and everyone at DFA Records
Special thanks to Morgan and Pilar Wiley and Max Goldman
Dedicated to Jason Disu, Andrew Thomas Frawley and their families.