Tony Allen’s "Asiko (In A Silent Mix)" is subject to attention. Originally released in 1999, new house stalwart MCDE has been drafted into create the last remix for this iconic series who goes a little bit Joe Clausell as he takes it deep into afro-house spirituality. A deep rooted tribal groove encompasses the track as the vocal parts undergo dubbed out delays and percussion lines are introduced with a keen eye for dancefloor attenuation. Unfolding into quite the feel-good epic, as the beats reside and the true flavour from the original composition is given room and light to breath this is one of those truly universal tracks that'll unite a daytime festival crowd as the energy of the day gives way into the magic of night.
Also included is the undeniably impressive original version - a deep meditation on Allen's skilled drum work coupled with a hypnotic vocal part and languid, sweltered aesthetic as if you're baking in the African sunshine waiting for the air to cool before commencing more strenuous activity.