The Man Waits’, originally released as part of Mr. Mitch’s ’The Room Where I Belong’ EP in early 2014, was the first record to exhibit Mitch as a master of emotion – a producer with an ambition to make you feel.
The pre-cursor to debut Planet Mu album ‘Parallel Memories’, it was a track that took complex, introverted emotion and laid it bare for all to digest, in turn freeing Mitch from producing more aggressive strands of grime music that – by his own admission – never fully connected. Reissued for 2015, ‘The Man Waits’ – a hazy, melancholy, dream-like record by way of its composition – has now been reimagined by three of producers each riding on a wave of their own in 2015; Logos, Iglew and Gage.
Logos, himself a fellow founding member of influential club-night Boxed alongside Mr Mitch, rewrites the script completely, distilling the original’s core components down to a more sinister, dystopian-like beatless hush. Gage’s flip on the other hand, is defined by short bursts of frenetic drum work offset by lengthy periods of gothic white noise and nightmarish melody, before Iglew offers lighter, melody-intense calm on his beautifully balanced, weightless mix.
Words by Tomas Fraser
Pre-order Mr. Mitch – The Man Waits (Remixes) before it release on digital and vinyl in October.
A1. The Main Waits
A2. Logos Remix
B1. Gage Remix
B2. Iglew Remix