Charles Webster is the UK based producer/DJ who has quietly and consistently poured out timeless music for three decades now. Uncompromising and committed to doing his own thing, a look across Webster’s CV throws up some very familiar names of which Webster is all responsible for; Presence feat. Shara Nelson (Massive Attack) made one of the 90s most defining house albums with “All Systems Gone”, Furry Phreaks, Love From San Francisco, his legendary (and recently re-released) album “Born On The 4th July”…..
Most recently, Charles Webster compiled & mixed for Defected In the House, and produced a mammoth compilation covering contemporary, influences and historical studio work to huge critical acclaim. Webster also provides the remix on the huge “Go That Deep” by NUfrequency feat. Shara Nelson, set for big things this Autumn.
CD01 concentrates on the contemporary house sound, with mesmerising deep house sounds from the likes of Henrick Schwarz, Pepe Braddock and DJ Koze. Webster also supplies a stunning six new remixes exclusively to this compilation. New versions of tracks by Justin Martin, NUfrequency ft. Shara Nelson and Atjazz as well as new versions of his own productions (Furry Phreaks), making his mix on CD01 extra special. A superb blend of vocals, shimmering deep-tech and organic electronics, the disc ends up on the classic “I’m Your Brother” produced by none other than Berlin’s Basic Channel.
Webster breaks out the classics on CD02, mixing up a great selection of oft-forgotten gems from artists like Larry Heard, Pal Joey, Chez Damier and Victor Simonelli (Groove Committee). The ultra-rare Moodyman remix of Amp Fiddler (under his Jan guise) gets a dusting off as well as does early 90’s cuts from Blake Baxter and Herbert, all sounding as fresh and relevant today as they did back them.
Charles Webster Coast2Coast is out on 8th September 2008 on NRK Music. Formats include double mixed CD and double unmixed CD.
CD01 (Mixed by Charles Webster)
01. Frankie Valentine - Zumbi (Henrick Schwarz Dub Mix)
02. DJ Koze - Cicily
03. Pépé Braddock - 4
04. Kemetic Just - Do You Remember (Charles Webster 2008 Remix)*
05. Justin Martin - Sad Piano (Charles Webster 2008 Remix)*
06. Furry Phreaks - Lament For A Dead Computer (Charles Webster 2008 Remix)*
07. Atjazz ft. Dawne B - Parallels (Charles Webster 2008 Remix)*
08. Roy Davis Jr. - Motion
09. NUfrequency ft. Shara Nelson - Go that Deep (Version Mix)*
10. Greg Gauthier & Tony L ft. Sabrynaah Pope - Someone For You (String Quartet Mix)
11. Furry Phreaks - Want Me Like Water (Charles Webster 2008 Remix)*
12. Ratcliffe - Back To The City
13. Round One - I'm Your Brother
*Exclusive Charles Webster remixes especially created for his Coast2Coast mix
CD02 (Mixed by Charles Webster)
01. Larry Heard - Missing You
02. Groove Committee - Just Play The Music
03. The Mighty Bop ft. Duncan Roy - Lady (Herbert's In The Air Dub)
04. Amp Fiddler - Superficial (Jan Mix)
05. Alex M - It Works
06. Pal Joey - Rat Race
07. Pal Joey - Party Time
08. Black Orchid - Trumpet King (Smooth Mix)
09. Chez Damier - Untitled
10. Family Of Few - Intervoles
11. Basic Bastard ft. Blake Baxter - Love Break