Heaven & Earth – Prescription EP
Running Back Records chief Gerd Janson has decided to revive a piece of dance history by reissuing Heaven & Earth’s classic 1995 house offering. Back then, producers Luke Solomon, Rob Mello and Zaki D teamed to form a collective known as Heaven & Earth. Paying homage to their favourite label, Prescription Records who were putting out the deep, acid house that they loved from owners Chez Damier and Ron Trent, the trio collaborated on two original tracks – the now legendary “A Space and Time” and “Prescription Every Night”.
The release blew up, turning the three London producers into household names overnight. – so much so that collective pronged off into their own solo careers. Such has been the demand for each, that a remix of “Beau Mot Plage” and Red Nail’s “I Think of You” are the only times that they worked together again.
Fifteen years later, Gerd Janson secured the rights to re-issue the release and even loaded the EP with a couple of note worthy additions to entice record collectors to pick up a copy even if the original sits proudly in their record box. An unreleased edit of “Space and Time”, where the piano takes on a more dubby feel, is joined by the disco tinged “Prescription Every Night”, immortalized in Carl Craig’s infamous 1995 Essential Mix.
This re-mastered and re-shaped EP is an original slice of the disco-house sound that has become so fashionable of late. As dance culture becomes more and more reflective, it is testament to the classic early tracks that inspired a generation that they are picked up again fifteen years later and re-issued for a new generation to treasure and cherish.
Review: Tom Jones