25th anniversary of classic rave tune Someday see's original producer return the track to its roots
House music producers Blockhouse set to release cover version of Ce Ce Rogers classic House music anthem Someday. Already receiving rave reviews, could this be this years summer anthem!?
producer return the track to its roots
By James Downey
April 14th, 2017
London, England – Christmas 1991, 2am on a Wednesday morning, and producer Jezz Wright has just done
his old friend Shane a favour. He's squeezed him in for a quick recording session to record a version of CeCe
Rogers Classic House track Someday – the only problem is they have three hours and Jezz is in the middle of
another production which means if he won't power down, there's only 3 seconds of sample time left on his
But not to be deterred Jezz bashes down an approximation of the piano, strings, bassline, squiggle and a couple
of break-beats that Shane, then one third of Liquid, supplied. He samples just four words from CeCe and creates
the anthemic vocal riff on the keyboard, throws a simple 8 bar repetitive arrangement together and puts a very
rough mix down on some scrub tape. The trio (Shane had brought his mate Eamon along) agree to get together
again to finish the mix. But they never do. Instead Shane & Eamon pressed up a few thousand white labels
which made an immediate impact in the clubs, signed the unfinished track to XL, and on March 21st 1992
Liquid's Sweet Harmony climbed to Number 15 in the UK Top 20. The rest, as they say, is rave history. Despite
remixing the track and finishing the vocals to more closely resemble CeCe Rogers masterpiece – recording
engineer and producer Jezz never got to release the finished version.
But fast forward 25 years later and mission accomplished. After a 20 year absence from the recording studio
Jezz has teamed up with DJ Pressure M (Mark Wright) and Afro-American singer Nikki J to finally re-record the
finished product that never was and pay true homage to Ce Ce's classic house anthem.
Jezz remarks "You can't turn the clock back – but you can wind it up again. It's been 25 years in the making –
and now a new generation can appreciate this iconic track as it might have been" This is not 'Sweet Harmony'
this is 'Someday' – a true cover version of CeCe Rogers masterpiece – a version that sounds more like a fitting
tribute to the original, whilst at the same time tipping the hat to the original rave generation but with a splash of
Blockhouse was a recording studio and recording project in the late 80's/Early 90's based in Stratford, East
London. It also spawned a small co-operative not-for-profit dance label to showcase some of the talent that
passed through its doors. Innovative break-beat productions that have stood the test of time. Today Blockhouse
is the studio name for this recording project featuring Pressure M (Mark Wright), Jezz and vocalist Nikki.
Mark has been a DJ since 1987 and contributed to spreading the emerging house sound across London and
beyond in those early days. He spent several years as resident at the Ministry of Sound for AWOL and the
Powerhouse in East London. He featured at many of the World Dance events across the UK as well as working
in Ibiza and the US. Mark is excited about being back in the studio, he remarked that "House Music has been a
prominent genre for the past 25 years and this is an exciting time to be back in the studio creating music again,
for a new generation."
Blockhouse – Someday is out on itunes/Google Play/Amazon plus other digital outlets through the Converge
label: 1st June 2017 (four different flavours)
Promo videos: https://goo.gl/
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