As well as storming the charts in the early 90s as part of D:Ream, Al MacKenzie was part of ‘Baby June’ and delivered an underground house classic in the summer of 1992 on Arista, “Hey! What’s your name”.
Fast forward 25 years and Al was kind enough to let me try and bring the original version back to the dancefloors of today and dug out a few tapes with some (but not all) of the original samples to have a play with.
I must say an enormous thank you to K-Klass piano legend ‘Davos’, who was able to re-create the killer piano riff and, help with the strings and breakdown.
It was an interesting challenge to subtly add my own elements to the track and great to see it get such a buzzing reaction on its first outing, at the Alfresco 2017 Main stage as well as regular airplay and support from the man I first heard play it back in the day, Graeme Park.
As always I asked Rich Lane to add his trademark kick and mastering from the mighty Cotton Bud studio!
This was always one of my favourite house tracks and I’m hoping this new version will help a new audience to discover this forgotten gem.- Ed Mahon
Title: Hey! What’s Your Name (Ed Mahon remix)
Artist: Baby June
Mastered by Cotton Bud
Piano by Davos
Remixed at Studio 3, Blackpool