Today, the relatively unknown New State Music will release Hard to Find: Classic and Rare Remixes, a two-disc compilation collecting deep-cut 12″ remixes from some of dance music’s pioneering names. With liner notes from Bill Brewster (the author of disco and house bible Last Night a DJ Saved My Life), Hard to Find will feature the likes of A Certain Ratio, Neneh Cherry, Arthur Baker, St. Etienne, Andrew Weatherall (pictured above), and tons more, presenting, as expected, some rarely heard takes on their classic tracks. Of the record, Brewster writes: “With Hard to Find, we’ve sent our vinyl archaeologists to sift through the wreckage of acid house, throwing aside the Alison Limerick double packs and long-forgotten Shamen promos to bring you the gold (the only fool’s gold we’d permit would be by Stone Roses). But not only are these the very best of the remixes from the most creative period of house music, we like to think they define it, too. As if that weren’t sufficient, many of them have never been made available on CD before.”

Check out the artwork, tracklist, and a taster of Weatherall’s mix of St. Etienne’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” below.


CD 1
01 William Orbit – Water From a Line Leaf (Underwater Mix Part One) (Remixed by Underworld)
02 It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Wicked Weather for Walking)
03 Beloved – The Sun Rising (Deeply Satisfying)
04 Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance (Nearly Neue Beat) (Remixed by Arthur Baker)
05 A Certain Ratio – Won’t Stop Loving You (Norman Cook Remix)
06 Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix Of Two Halves) (Remixed by Andrew Weatherall)
07 Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Claudio Caniggia Mix) (Remixed by Renegade Soundwave)
08 The Grid – Floatation (Sonic Swing Mix) (Remixed by Andrew Weatherall)
09 Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Ben Liebrand Remix)
10 ABC – The Look of Love (US Remix) (Remixed by Trevor Horn)

CD 2
01 A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (Norman Cook Independence Mix)
02 Simply Red – Something Got Me Started (Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley’s Club Mix)
03 Definition of Sound – Moira Jane’s Café (E-Smoove’s Groovy Mix)
04 Sub Sub – Space Face Techno Todd Dub (Remixed by Todd Terry)
05 Leftfield Lydon – Open Up (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
06 Sheena Easton – 101 (Def House Mix) (Remixed by David Morales)
07 D:Ream – UR The Best Thing (Sasha Full Mix)
08 Stereo MC’S – Step It Up (Stereo Field Dub) (Remixed by Leftfield)
09 Roxy Music – Same Old Scene (Glimmers Remix)
10 Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasure Dome (Fruitness)