The ReWind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.
Since we’ve gotten to the Breaks end of electronic music with the newest EP from You Are My Salvation, I say we stay here a tad longer. This time though, we’re going back to 2003, as we take a look at Tim Fretwell’s (better known simply as Fretwell) debut on breaks label Electrofly.
Though he first started producing in the mid 90s (following his introduction to electronic music via Moby, The Prodigy and others in the early 90s), the fruits of Tim’s labor didn’t surface until 2001, when his first track, Glide, saw the light of day under Climax Recordings. Later the same year, the Hellpass remix of his track Where To Next? got released under the same label, after which mr. Fretwell got into remixing.
His remix of Bad Girl by Paul Lancaster got massive support across the board, including from Bedrock’s very own John Digweed. Digweed was in fact so impressed that he later appointed Fretwell on remix duties for Bedrock’s Forge single. That, however, is a discussion (and possible ReWind feature) for another time.
The one you’ll be hearing today is called Ember, and it’s probably one his most famous productions. As I said, it was released under Electrofly in 2003, and brilliantly showcased Tim’s production prowess. Think of it as progressive breaks, but with a very satisfying, near ambient twist to it. This one may be 13 years old, but it can hold its own against today’s best breaks tracks. Damn, does this sound great.
I guess all that’s left for me to do is to leave you with the sample. Until next week, enjoy Fretwell‘s original mix of Ember:
Country: UK / Style: Progressive Breaks / Year: 2003 / Label: Electrofly Records
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