Category Archives: Distant Drums

V.O.A.T. [Variations On A Theme]


“V.O.A.T. [Variations On A Theme]”
1997 EastWest (UK)

01 V.O.A.T. (Tevendale’s Tunnel Radio Edit)
02 V.O.A.T. (Original Version)
03 V.O.A.T. (Tevendale’s Tunnel Mix)
04 V.O.A.T. (Distant Drums Remix)
05 V.O.A.T. (Brittany Remix)

Casual Sub [Burning Spear]


“Casual Sub [Burning Spear]”
1997 EastWest (UK)

01 Casual Sub (45 Or 33? Radio Edit)
02 Casual Sub (Distant Drums Radio Edit)
03 Casual Sub (Rennie Pilgrem Mix)
04 Casual Sub (Distant Drum Remix)
05 Casual Sub (45 Or 33? Mix)
06 Casual Sub (33 Or 45? Mix)
07 Casual Sub (80’s Filofax Mix)

Cuerdas [Strings]


“Cuerdas [Strings]”
1997 EastWest (UK)

01 Cuerdas (Radio Edit)
02 Cuerdas (Qattara Remix)
03 Cuerdas (Dizzy’s Co-ordinated Remix)
04 Cuerdas (Distant Drums Remix)
05 Cuerdas (Dizzy’s Original Mix)

Do I


01 Do I (Stealth Radio Edit)
02 Do I (Dillon & Dickins Remix)
03 Do I (Distant Drums Remix)
04 Do I (Stealth Club Mix)
05 Do I (Necromonic Club Mix)

INFO > Although written by Bizarre Inc’s Carl Turner and credited to Gifted, 1997 single “Do I” is essentially a Love To Infinity production, with remixes from Marc Dillon & Patrick Dickins and Distant Drums (Simeon Friend & Mike Mukhopadhyay).

Don’t Be Afraid


01 Don’t Be Afraid (Brittany Radio Mix)
02 Don’t Be Afraid (Brittany Remix)
03 Don’t Be Afraid (Tall Paul Remix)
04 Don’t Be Afraid (Original Mix)
05 Don’t Be Afraid (Distant Drums Mix)
06 Don’t Be Afraid (Brittany Dub)
07 Galaxia (Qattara Remix)
08 Galaxia (Original Mix)

INFO > “Don’t Be Afraid” was the first of three singles released by Ferry Corsten under the alias Moonman. Originally released in 1996, the single was licensed by Heat Recordings for a UK release the following year; the CD issue also includes mixes of “Galaxia” (tracks from both discs are consolidated here). Along with reworks from Jim Eliot and Paul Newman, the package also features remixes by Beat Foundation bandmates Andy Cato and Mike Mukhopadhyay under their respective guises as Qattara and Distant Drums.

Pizzaman – Gottaman

1997 Cowboy Records (UK)

01. Gottaman (Eat Me Edit)
02. Gottaman (Pizzaman Mix)
03. Gottaman (Distant Drums Mix)
04. Gottaman (Gregorio Mix)

INFO > Produced by Play Boys and Norman Cook, “Gottaman” was Cowboy’s last commercial release (a DJ promo remix pack of William Pitt’s “City Lights” bears the label’s final catalog number, RODEO 957 12DJ). The Distant Drums duo of Simeon Friend and Mike Mukhopadhyay (also in Beat Foundation) provide a progressive house rework.