“Roy Ayers – Virgin Ubiquity – Remixed” is Roy's most ambitious project yet. Uniting leading remixers from across the hip hop, drum n bass, nu-jazz and house spectrum in a set of complete reworks of newly discovered gems and soon to be classic jams. It is a perfect reflection both of Roy’s prolific musicianship and his huge adaptability and influence. These EP's show how Roy’s sound has inspired and moulded new sonic forms from deep house to drum n bass to R&B and acid jazz. It also joins Roy himself in a celebration of the many directions in which his sound has travelled in recent years, especially through new Ayers-sampled productions which are constantly turning fresh listeners on to Roy’s early classics.
The third of three double-EPs to be released this year is “Mystic Voyage / I Am Your Mind Part II”. Renowned for his precision mixing and eclectic reworks DJ Marky is a perfect choice to create Roy Ayers’ “Mystic Voyage” for the jungle generation. Pepe Bradock’s mix of “I Am Your mind Part II” is dark deep and twisted. Ideal for late night sessions. His Dub version does exactly what it says in the title. New talent Mr V’s mix of “I Am Your Mind Part II” is an uplifting anthem in the making. London tastemaker Jeremy Newall has created a drifting modern soul burner with his mix of “Mystic Voyage”.
“Damn near every song that’s been done on me has been a hit”, says Roy, “from Brand Nubian, to a Tribe Called Quest, to Ed OG & the Bulldogs, to Will Smith, to Mary J. Blige, to Erykah Badu... In many cases, as in my case, they have revived artists. It's like a re-juvenation, a re-birth. All of a sudden, you're back on the scene”. As well as the matchless vibe and soul of Roy’s music, it’s his open-minded attitude and eagerness to explore new boundaries which drives the remix project forward.
Virgin Ubiquity: EP 3 Mystic Voyage / I Am Your Mind Part II
02 - Pepe Bradock – I Am Your Mind Part II
03 - Pepe Bradock – I Am Your Mind Part II (A Cappella)
04 - Mr V – I Am Your Mind Part II
05 - Mr V – I Am Your Mind Part II (Dub)
06 - Jeremy Newall – Mystic Bounce
07 - Pepe Bradock – I Am Your Mind Part II (Dub)