|THE LOW DOWN:
The legendary wave tune Echo Beach by the Canadian combo Martha & The
Muffins is back on earth.
Germany's finest (as far as progressive sounds and flows are concerned) dub label, named Echo Beach and inspired by the lyrics
and spirit of that track, has set out to pay tribute to this song which is more than a classic. The first mix/remix of Echo Beach,
done by Reverend E.C.H.O. and released on the Echo Beach sampler 'Various Artists: Far Away In Time' has already enjoyed a
strong reputation world wide. Marki Gane, the original composer of Echo Beach and still a member of M & M
(aka Martha & Muffins) - and by the way, also married to Martha Johnson (lead singer of the band M&M) - enthused:
`It sounds as if the orignal ECHO BEACH was shot into outer space, hit a planet and floated back to earth in pieces...!!!
NOW - 30 years later - after Echo Beach was written - the Echo Beach label proudly presents the 30th Anniversary Remixes
and the full and essentiel: ... it is one of those tunes that on first hearing you like, but can`t exactly place why, and by
30 seconds into the spin you´re close to falling in love. You just have to go with it and this seductively simple number is
just that. Don´t try to understand it just accept this as love at first sight.
Martha Johnson the female vocalist of ECHO BEACH said recently:
We all feel time. It goes too slow or too fast. Everything today seems to come and go in a flash and is so disposable and
Perhaps this is why a reflective song like Echo Beach is still so popular. The sentiment expressed in the lyrics and music is
universal and lasting.
2010 marks thirty years since the song that Mark Gane wrote and I sang was first heard around the world. The passage of
time only makes the song more nostalgic for many people who hear it and recall a special time in their lives.
The reinvention of Echo Beach by so many artists brings new life and a new audience to the song. After all, don't we all long to
get back to the beach?
So check out the vibes ( you will listen to a beautiful, uplifting and classy dubby-housy-funky-chilly-ambient album ) and
head out to the Echo Beach, the place were almost everybody wanted to be ... !
Label: ECHO BEACH
Title: "M&M - Echo Beach - (30th Anniversary Remixes)"
Catalogue: Echo Beach CD080
Release date: 27.08.2010
(75:29 minutes playtime)
(limited edition of 777 CD copies worldwide)
(all products are paginated and strictly limited)
File under DANCE ... (or whatever is left from this genre ... , buy the way..EB always made music to dance to ...)
01. Echo Beach (Oliver Frost Remix) 4:02
02. Echo Beach (Thomas Fehlmann Remix) 5:00
03. Echo Beach (Gateway to Samandhi Remix) 5:02
04. Echo Beach (Polar Rundfunk Remix) 5:25
05. Echo Beach (Dub Spencer & Trance Hill Remix) 4:18
06. Echo Beach (Grand Phabao Remix) 5:58
07. Echo Beach (Aldubb Remix) 4:03
08. Echo Beach (Go Home Production Remix) 4:53
09. Echo Beach (Karl Moestl Remix) 5:21
10. Echo Beach (Salz Remix) 7:47
11. Echo Beach (Internationally Trained Bunnies) 6:29
12. Echo Beach (Disco Boys Remix) 5:59
13. Echo Beach (Hakan Lidbo Remix) 6:26
14. Echo Beach (Jimmy Cauty vs. Salz vs. Groove Corporation vs. Paralyzer Remix) 4:51
Bonus Online Version:
Echo Beach (Seven Dub Remix)
Echo Beach (Dubmatix Remix)