FCL – It’s You (Remixes)
The full story for “It’s You” began in the height of Chicago house in 1985. Tommy Thumbs teamed up with Daniel Ellington as E.S.P. (also a reference to the Essential Sound Productions soundsystem) and penned the original track. E.S.P. never shot to house music stardom, but the track remained a cult favorite for decades. When Bart Van Neste, the producer known as Red D who had been playing the track in his sets for more than ten years, finally teamed up with San Soda (together known as FCL) in the studio for a remake with Lady Linn on vocals.
In their minds, the vocal was so strong they didn’t even want to add a beat — thus the cover’s a capella version first played to a delighted Panorama Bar crowd last summer. When the duo saw the reaction, they decided to press 150 copies for friends and fans. Demand for the vinyls grew quickly and finally Bart agreed to coordinate a digital release with Defected Records. FCL’s a capella was released back in February, but now Defected is following with a package of remixes from MK, David Morales, Flashmob, and an “acid jam” edit from Larry Heard’s Mr. Fingers moniker.