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Abe Duque feat. Blake Baxter
Release Date: 16 Nov 2009
What the f**k happened? I'll tell ya what happened: After several years of being uninspired by the play-by-numbers house and techno scene around him in New York City, Abe Duque and Blake Baxter channelled their frustrations into a raw, bumping track that revitalised dancefloors in 2004. With Duque's boompty-house beat and Blake Baxter's vocals that single out once-legendary clubs and underground figures and ask What Happened?!?!, the track just happened to shift a not-so-shabby 25,000 units on wax.
It's a bona fide modern classic, which is why Process has re-released it to go alongside Abe's recent album Don't Be So Mean - as well as creating a competition with Resident Advisor and Soundcloud for their members to remix the track. Check out all the remixes at SoundCloud. Once the competition is over on 11 October, we'll also add the best remix to this promo package, and it'll be part of the vinyl and digital release.
But for now, check out the original, Marc Romboy's simultaneously retro and forward-looking mix, and Max Cooper's tweaky new version - and also check out Abe's recent video documentaries of being on the road with Blake on YouTube.
All tracks written by and vocals by Abe Duque and Blake Baxter.
"Oh yes !!!!!!" - BenoÃ®t Carretier (Tsugi)
"Liking the Marc Romboy mix here a lot - deep, dirty, late night filth in fact." - Elite Force
"I Love the Max cooper mix - absolutely brilliant" - Felix Martin (Hot Chip)
"Cool trax - Love Abe stuff - Raw - Nice remixes, especially Marc's - Strong release" - Orde Meikle (Slam)
"The original is definitely a classic. Marc Romboy's Remx sounds also delicious..." - Alex Flitsch (Connaisseur Recordings)
"A classic. What's left to say?" - Ross Holland (XLR8R Magazine)
"Yes please! Take yer pick from Romboy's grubby justice or the exemplary jack of Max Cooper - they're both ACE!" - Kristian Dando (IDJ)
"Yes, MarcÂ´s Remix sounds big, will play this!" - Gregor Tresher
"Awesome! I love this. Full support." - Paul Hamill (BBC Radio Ulster, ATL Dance)
"Abe Duque created one of the best dance music tracks ever made, with that one." - Alland Byallo (Kontrol)
"Still love that original mix! What Happened!" - Ashley Beadle
"Again a super cool single by the two godfathers of techno. My favourite version is the original." - Oliver Huntemann
"Blake and Abe, a techno marriage that will last for many years. Another great release." - Dave Clarke
"Good remixes, really bring a new flavour to the original track. BUT, for me, the original is a funky timeless tune!" - Fabrice Lig
"Total classic... Max cooper's mix is brill" - Dan Beaumont (Disco Bloodbath)
"ADE. Dave Clarke. Marc Romboy re-rub. Say no more." - Joe Roberts (DJMag)
"The original still is the best, but Max Cooper flipped here!!! Will play at Fabric " - Nikola Baytala
"Max Cooper rocks the best... But why are there just two mixes from this awesome track???" - Tocadisco
"Happy to see this one back!" - Lucas Hunter (Zombie Disco Squad)
"One of my fav's" - Bushwacka
"Great remixes from a classic tune in my sets! Loving it, thnx" - Darko Esser
"Once again very cool - Max Cooper's mix is wicked" - Salvador Guzman (4Clubbers.net)
"This is a track that will make you jack!!!!!" - Mat Carter (Fabric / Varial / Haywire)