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Off The Shelf #8: Collective Efforts - "Until My Life's Gone (Nicolay Remix)"

by Nicolay on October 20, 2011 at 9:47 AM · Comments
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
Time flies.

That's the short version of the reason why the follow-up to "The Dutch Masters Vol. 1" (2005) never came to be. I started working on it in 2007 for a planned 2008 release, but the re-emergence of The Foreign Exchange and all that came with it soon took all of my time and attention, not to mention the fact that my musical direction was shifting. And so the material that I had intended to use for The Dutch Masters Vol. 2 ended up on the shelf.

Until now! In the upcoming episodes of my Off The Shelf series, I am going to set this material free one track at a time. This episode: "Until My Life's Gone (Nicolay Remix)" by Collective Efforts

nicolay_cover_f1.jpg Original cover art by Sean Kernick, 2007/08.

When I first arrived in the States, in the Spring of 2006, I did an extensive tour of DJ-sets across the country to "introduce myself" and to promote the album I was about to release, Here (BBE; 2006). One of those shows was in Atlanta, where I opened up for my fam J*Davey. Also performing was a local group called Collective Efforts. They sounded good and, equally important, were some genuinely good people. After that I would run into them each time that I visited Atlanta, and we stayed in touch.

I did this remix for them in early 2007, and it has always been a personal favorite of mine. I honestly don't remember if it ever came out around that time. Either way, I was going to include this on DM2 as the first track. So here it is, with a shout out to Collective Efforts. Enjoy, and please spread the word if you like what you hear. And check back in two weeks for the second track from DM2.

Thank you for listening,

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Vocals by Ben Hameen, J Mil and Bambu
Cuts by DJ Creashun
Remix produced by Nicolay

The CD version of "The Dutch Masters Vol. 1" has been out of print for a while now, but you can still get the digital version on iTunes, Amazon and the +FE Music Store

Also check out the previous episodes of Off The Shelf right here on the website:

#1: Nicolay - "Nautilus" (A tribute to Bob James)
#2: The Last Poets feat. Keith Murray - "Dakari" (Nicolay Remix)
#3: United Soul feat. YahZarah and Phonte - "Soulclap" (Nicolay Remix)
#4: Moon Baker - "Stay" and more
#5: Nicolay & U-Gene - "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"
#6: Ilwil feat. Jameze - "So Far"
#7: Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange - BBC Radio 1 LIVE Session from 2005

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