Category Archives: DECONSTRUCTION

I’m Stronger Now

Definitive Two
“I’m Stronger Now”
1992 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 I’m Stronger Now (Acorn Arts Vocal Mix)
02 I’m Stronger Now (Acorn Arts Full On)
03 I’m Stronger Now (Original Mix)
04 I’m Stronger Now (S & S Clean Mix)

“I’m Stronger Now” is a one-off production by Ben Chapman and Steve DuBerry; the single features remixes by Acorn Arts and Simon Ratcliffe & Scott Maclachlan.

Arkham Asylum + Ohmna

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Sasha
“Arkham Asylum + Ohmna”
1996 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Arkham Asylum
02 Ohmna

Clearly not seeking to repeat the chart success of “Be As One”, Sasha’s follow-up release comprises two lengthy prog house excursions. Sasha would later recycle elements of “Arkham Asylum” into “The Other Side”, which is, err, the other side of Maria Nayler’s 1997 single, “Naked And Sacred.”

Be As One

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Sasha
“Be As One”
1996 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Be As One (Radio Edit)
02 Heart Of Imagination (Edit)
03  Be As One (12″ Mix)

Sasha’s UK Top 20 hit “Be As One” features the lilting vocals of Maria Nayler. Brilliant B-side “Heart Of Imagination” is a collaboration with Brian Transeau; unfortunately, the track is savagely edited on the CD single.

Magic

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Sasha
“Magic”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Magic (Radio Mix)
02 Magic (Sasha’s Black Magic Mix)
03 Magic (Sasha’s Voodoo Dub)
04 Magic (Junior’s Factory Mix)
05 Magic (Way Out West Mix)
06 Magic (Pob’s Seismix)*
07 Magic (John Digweed’s 3D Mix)
08 Higher Ground (Big Brother’s Mix)

*Bonus track not on original CD release

Sasha once again enlisted Sam Mollison for vocal duties on “Magic”, the follow-up single to “Higher Ground.”

The Qat Collection

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Sasha
“The Qat Collection”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Minimal Qat
02 Magic
03 Animal Qat
04 Higher Ground
05 Vegetable Qat
06 [As If By] Magic (Dub)

Alexander Coe’s first full-length release is not a proper album, but more a lengthy EP. With Sasha still finding his way around a studio at the time, collaborators Tom Frederikse and Gaëtan Schurrer contributed significantly to the productions. “The Qat Collection” includes previously released single “Higher Ground”, two versions of “Magic”, and three lengthy instrumental experiments; both “Higher Ground” and Magic” feature Sam Mollison on vocals. Later in 1994, Deconstruction issued a second version of “The Qat Collection” with alternate tracks from the “Magic” single.

Higher Ground

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Sasha
“Higher Ground”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Higher Ground (Radio Mix)
02 Higher Ground (Main Club Mix)
03 Higher Ground (The Oz Dub)

Sasha’s debut single for Deconstruction, “Higher Ground”, features vocalist Sam Mollison.

Renaissance

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M People
“Renaissance”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Renaissance (Radio Mix)
02 Renaissance (M People Master Mix)
03 Renaissance (John Digweed’s Full On Mix)
04 Renaissance (Roger Sanchez Uplifting Club Mix)
05 Renaissance (Macsilva Mix)
06 Renaissance (Album Mix)

M People’s 1994 UK Top 5 hit “Renaissance” was the fourth and final single released from the group’s second album, “Elegant Slumming.” The tune was remixed by John Digweed, Roger Sanchez, and Jon Dasilva & John McCready.

Deconstruction Presents

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Various Artists
“Deconstruction Presents”
1997 RCA Records (US)
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01 Harmonix – Landslide (Radio Edit)
02 Way Out West – The Gift (Radio Edit)
03 De’Lacy – That Look (Hani’s Club Look Two Radio Edit)
04 Black Box – Everybody Everybody (Extended Remix)
05 N-Joi – Anthem (The Original Mix)
06 Bump – I’m Rushin’ (Bump ’95 Radio Mix)
07 The Hed Boys – Girls And Boys (DJ Duke’s Massive Blaster)
08 The Grid – Swamp Thing (Grid Southern Comfort Mix)
09 De’Lacy – Hideaway (Deep Dish Radio Mix)
10 Sasha – Be As One (Radio Edit)
11 Secret Knowledge – Love Me Now (Secret Knowledge 7″ Edit)
12 Dave Clarke – Southside (12″ Extended Version)
13 Death In Vegas – Dirt (Radio Edit)
14 Monkey Mafia – Work Mi Body (Radio Edit)
15 Lionrock – Packet Of Peace (Chemical Brothers Remix)

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Ajare (1997)

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01 Ajare (Radio Edit)
02 Ajare (Way Out West Remix)
03 Ajare (Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix)
04 Ajare (Original Version)
05 Ajare (Matthew Roberts Cloud 10 Mix)

Let It Slide (UK Promo)

Our friend Rob in the UK has generously donated yet another hard-to-find CD to the MOD cause. Cheers sir!

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01 Let It Slide (7″ Edit)
02 Let It Slide (Hitting The Bottle Mix)
03 Every Day Of My Life
04 Heaven
05 Food Wine Food (Full Master)
06 Mustn’t Grumble (God’s Grumble Mix)
07 Rollercoaster (Knees Up Mother Brown Mix)
08 The Chunk (Peace In The Thames Valley Mix)

INFO > Ariel was formed in 1990 by London school mates Mathew Berry, Brendan Melck, and Tom Rowlands. The trio released a couple of singles on different labels before signing with Deconstruction in 1991. Decon demanded that the lads add a lady to the mix, so vocalist Sally Ann Marsh was enlisted; Marsh had recently had a hit with “Move Your Body”, recorded with Richie Malone as Xpansions. 1993’s “Let It Slide” was Ariel’s swan song—the promo CD includes all four tracks from the commercial release; earlier singles “Rollercoaster” and “Mustn’t Grumble”; and digitally exclusive tunes “Food Wine Food” and “The Chunk” from a promo 12 inch. After Ariel disbanded, Tom Rowlands focused full-time on his other, slightly more successful project with Ed Simons.