Almost 20 years to the day that the original ‘Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna)’ was released into the world, the acclaimed UK duo M&S (Ricky Morrison and Fran Sidoli), return to celebrate the anniversary of the early noughties classic.
To mark the occasion, the duo went back in the studio and recreated and remastered the record completely – see if you can spot the difference! Together with Tinted Records, M&S have unveiled two very special remixes from dance music royalty – Mighty Mouse and Mark Knight.
With the new mixes bringing the acclaimed record into the 2020’s, it’s time for a whole new generation to fall in love with the groove laden beats that took the world by storm and catapulted the single to #1 on the UK dance charts, #6 on the UK singles chart, and #21 on the US Billboard Chart.
Ricky and Fran of M&S share their excitement,
“Yes Yes Yes! Wow! We are beyond excited! We can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the release of ‘Salsoul Nugget’! Thank you so much to Archie and the Central Station Records team for bringing it back to life with our new remasters for 2021 and stunning remixes from Mr Mark Knight and the Mighty Mighty Mouse both giving a new edge to our ‘Classic’. 20 years and well worth the wait! Here’s hoping you agree also. Thank you so much for the support. We love you and keep on dancin!”
Grammy nominated producer, and absolute icon of the UK dance scene, Mark Knight injects a new level of groove into the stellar house tune. Leaning into sexy guitar licks, and an ever so slight swing to really embrace the dancefloor movers, Mark delivers a decadent slice of house music heaven.
Reminiscing about the original release and his excitement to remix the classic record, Mark shares,
“I remember hearing Bobby and Steve play ‘Salsoul Nugget’ on Kiss back in 2001 just pre Miami and the hype went into overdrive. It was played everywhere at WMC that year from clubs to pool party day and night it was on repeat, and the battle of the A&R’s began and rightfully so as this was THE record of the year. I fell in love with it! What an awesome fusion on Loletta Holloway and Double Exposure. Ricky and Fran nailed it. So when I got the call 20 years later asking if I wanted to remix it was an absolute no brainer, especially where my head’s at musically right now, it was the dream gig. Hopefully I have done justice to the original an which is a stone cold classic”
With releases spanning two decades, Mark has become one of the most celebrated DJs/producers the world over. Boasting over 120 million streams across his releases to date, on labels such as Cooking Vinyl, BBE, Elrow, and of course Toolroom, with his Toolroom radio show now reaching over 15 million listeners in 60 countries.
Further to his own anthems ‘Man With The Red Face’, ‘Alright’, and ‘Downpipe’, Knight has written and produced for a range of global superstars including Calvin Harris, Black Eyed Peas, Dido, and David Guetta, just to name a few.
UK producer Mighty Mouse has had a resurgence in recent years, with the release of his mammoth single ‘The Spirit’, released on Glitterbox. The record became a favourite the world over, becoming Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1, with extensive touring across Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mighty Mouse focuses on the instrumentation, going back to the original sample, amplifying it with bright and upbeat disco vibes whilst incorporating big brass moments. Divulging the details on his own process he shares,
“As soon as I was asked to do the remix, I instantly had an idea. It’s not often classics like this come up but I knew immediately I wanted to take it in a more disco direction.
So I started to see if I could find a way to chop up the sample slightly differently to the original and hold out on the main groove until after the main breakdown, teasing the main groove throughout the track.
I wanted to bring out the chorus a bit more so added rhodes and synth lines to open it up more, then it all went a bit psychedelic in the breakdown which I felt added a slightly different dimension to it. And of courses it NEEDED a huge breakdown.”