How do you tackle a British classic with a remix that’s already ingrained the culture of the last 30 years? Ewan Pearson new take on Happy Monday’s ‘Hallelujah’ sounds fresh from bringing Kirsty MacColl’s backing vocals from the Steve Lillywhite mix to the fore, while protecting and updating the dirty groove and piano of Weatherall and Oakenfold’s ‘Club Mix’.
The darker synth bass makes it remarkably easy to slip into a contemporary set, with its lo-slung robotic funk. Shaun William Ryder remains high in the mix, never sounding better, or head to the dub to get twisted into the dark throb.
1 Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Ewan Pearson Remix)
2 Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Ewan Pearson Dub)
3 Happy Mondays – Hallelujah (Ewan Pearson Edit)
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New animated video for the remix featuring psychedelic vintage footage of the band plus watch out for Tony Wilson, Martin Hannett and Kirsty MacColl. Directed by Glenn Kitson (who recently made the Salford Sioux film starring Shaun Ryder). Watch here.