Who’s in the mood for some acidic grime? Eats Everything wants to take you back in time to 1996, when he and so many UK ravers had their minds blown apart by the unrelenting funk of Scot Project‘s anthem “U (I Got a Feeling).” It was a radical tune from the manic minds of Positiva Records, a label that now celebrates 25 years with a series of modern interpretations of its most timeless classics.
Positiva’s releases were more than instrumental to Mr. Eats as a producer, DJ and dance music fan. He was honored to be chosen for a remix, and he had a hard time deciding which chune to handle, but he eventually settled on “U (I Got a Feeling” for a few reasons.
“One, because a lot of the tracks on the list had been either remixed a few times or re-released,” he says in an emailed statement, “and two, because it is one of my favourite records of all time. It’s always been a bit too hard to play in modern times but having the ability to strip it back a bit and (hopefully) give this generation’s ravers a chance to experience what I experienced in 1996 when I first heard this record was an opportunity not to be missed. I hope I’ve done it and the label justice. Long live Positiva.”
Eats Everything takes the guts of the track and spins them for the modern ear. The tempo is slowed, the bass is deepened and the funk is amplified, but the spirit of the original remains intact. This is a brain buster, a real inhibition killer. It’s out everywhere via Positiva on Friday, but you can listen to it below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.