With their album Fear Fear looming hot on the horizon (arriving on the 15th of July 2022), Working Men’s Club have announced a new EP which is titled The Steel City. The collection, which is being released exclusively through Sheffield’s prized record store Bear Tree will be chock full of tasty remixes by Toddla T, Charla Green, Ross Orton, Diessa and Forgemasters.
As the title suggests, this new EP pays its respects to the great City of Sheffield and its monumental music history. In a statement made by the band, they declared; “Both our albums were produced in a studio in Sheffield, to celebrate the cities influence we have pulled together some of the cities most innovative producers to remix songs from FEAR FEAR”.
They later added; “So buzzing for people to hear these mixes. Can’t believe Rob and Winnie Forgemasters have remixed ‘The Last One’. Got such a great and diverse collection coming in line with Fear Fears release. Very pleased with the outcome of Steel City EP. Get on this x”
Special Sheffield Remixes version!
Both our albums were produced in a studio in Sheffield, to celebrate the cities influence we have pulled together some of the cities most innovative producers to remix songs from FEAR FEAR pic.twitter.com/p188hLHxpF
— Working Mens Club (@work1ngmensclub) June 21, 2022
One of the producers set to reimagine songs from the new album is Sheffield native Charla Green, who said;“It was lovely to work on a remix for Working Men’s Club and put a Jungle twist on it, Sheffield’s music scene has a lot to offer so it’s nice to see alternative scenes working together. I’ve also loved Heavenly Recordings for a long time so that was a bonus.”
Ross Orton added; “Not done a remix in ages but getting asked to remix the mighty WMC felt like a buzz, Here’s my wobbly take on a very heavy ‘future’ Sheffield style classic!”
“As the original version stank of Sheffield, I wanted to do something that I would be itching to play in a set back home” Said Toddla T. “Particularly at Kabal or if I wasn’t in attendance something that I know Winnie or Pipes would draw for which was made for the dancefloors of Sheffield.”
Finally, Forgemaster noted; “We think this remix has taken the song to another level of spirituality, may the Fonk be with you.”
Take a peek at the official tracklisting of The Steel City down below:
1. Money Is Mine – Toddla T Home Sick Remix
2. Fear Fear – Charla Green Remix
3. Ploys – Ross Orton Remix
4. Rapture – Diessa Remix5. The Last One – Forgemasters Remix