Spirit, the revered drum & bass DJ and Inneractive label boss, delivered a stomping remix for the Paws Recordings crew before he sadly passed away in August last year. Now Dissect, Sicknote and J.Bionic feel the time is right to release it to the world and we've got the exclusive first listen for you.
Real name Duncan Busto, Spirit was known for his work on renowned labels like CIA, Metalheadz and Commercial Suicide, and in particular his long-running production partnership with Digital.
Taking the rolling sounds of the original, Busto has, in typical Spirit fashion, turned the track into a weapon of mass dancefloor destruction — a full-blooded steppa that erupts into roaring low-end and gnarly stabs.
"In mid-2018, we had decided that we would round off the Paws Recordings project and put out one last release, with the idea being to get a remix done by someone whose music we were all really into. After lots of throwing names back and forth, none of us could think of anyone better than the mighty Spirit," Dissect and Sicknote write to DJ Mag.
"We gave him the three previous Paws releases and let him take his pick, with him coming back to us and choosing 'Celestial'. Unfortunately, shortly after he’d sent us his remix, Spirit passed away. We wanted to wait until it felt like the right time to put out this record, so here it is. Rest in Peace Duncan Busto, a drum & bass inspiration."
The remix is available here as a vinyl-only release from 1st July.