Ian Pooley’s beloved 1998 album Meridian receives its first digital release this summer with a special 2016 edition. The re-release will mark the first time classic Pooley tracks such as What’s Your Number, Followed, Cold Wait, Flatlet, Hit N’ Run and Long Johns will be available on digital formats. They will form part of an 19-track package that include brand new remixes from Bicep and Oskar offermann, as well as contemporary mixes from Kevin Saunderson, Jazzanova and Bob Sinclar previously unreleased outside of Japan.  Of the new mixes, Belfast house stars Bicep apply their remix magic to Cold Wait, streamlining the Pooley classic into a chunky UK house thumper which has already proven a winner in their sets, while WHITE label boss Oskar Offermann delivers a subtle, grooving UK Garage-inspired take on Hit N’ Run. What’s Your Number receives its own rework by Pooledmusic family member Mathias ’SHOW-B’ Schober, whose remix manifests itself as a starry-eyed version that elevates the original’s melancholic side.  The package is completed by a selection of remixes dated from 2000 and previously only available on bonus CD with the Japanese edition of Pooley’s subsequent LP, Since Then: a version of Cold Wait by Kevin Saunderson (under his E-Dancer guise) and three alternate takes on What’s Your Number by Germany’s soulful broken beat troupe Jazzanova, French house superstar Bob Sinclar and Chris Duckenfield & Richard Brown’s Swag project.
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