Today marks the release of Charles Webster’s remix package of Peter Vogelaar‘s “Mindless Youth.”

The original version of “Mindless Youth” was released as part of Vogelaar’s sophomore album, Inner Creatures, in June 2020, which is an arresting and expansive body of work that was showcased in XLR8R‘s August Submissions Roundup. It features a set of guest vocal appearances from Katie Kim, Deaf Joe, Cat Dowling, and Sacred Animals.

As a follow up to the album, Vogelaar has pulled in a series of remixes, the first of which, Bren McGillicuddy’s remix of “Fantasy Lines,” landed in March, with Charles Webster’s interpretations—a remix, instrumental, and a dub version—out today. In support of the release, we’re offering the dub version as an XLR8R download, available to XLR8R+ subscribers below.

Webster has been operating in the house music scene since the mid-’80s, dropping revered releases on Defected and Peacefrog, among many other labels. Turning his hand to “Mindless Youth,” Webster’s dub takes the soaring and emotive deep house original and strips it back into a subtle low-slung groove full of textures and synth lines that feel alive—it’s a masterfully produced piece of dance music from a veteran of the game.


01. Mindless Youth (Charles Webster Remix)
02. Mindless Youth (Charles Webster Dub)
03. Mindless Youth (Charles Webster Instrumental)
04. Mindless Youth (feat. Sacred Animals) (Original Album Version)

You can purchase the full release here, with the remix available below.

Full XLR8R+ Members can download the track below. If you’re not an XLR8R+ member, you can read more about it and subscribe here.