Discovered by Manchester musical bon vivant Tony Wilson, of Factory Records fame, at The Haçienda in the ’80s, Madchester rave band Happy Mondays influenced a generation through their meld of rock-meets-dance songs and kinetic live performances. French DJ/producer Lifelike (a.k.a. Laurent Ash) counts himself one of the band’s diehard admirers. In fact, his fondness for the Mondays is so strong that he took it upon himself to craft a rousing remix of their classic breakthrough track “Hallelujah” — a single from their 1989 Madchester Rave On EP — which we are honored to world premiere. Even better is that his homage to the acid-house gem is a free download you can grab and enjoy.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the birth of rave culture in the late ’80s,” the Parisian mixmaster tells us, “especially Factory Records which I have an unlimited admiration for the quality of their releases with bands like New Order, Joy Division and The Happy Mondays. I thought I would giveaway this revisited DJ remix I did for Happy Mondays biggest club hit ‘Hallelujah.’ Hope this will bring back some good 1989 Summer Of Love vibes on your turntables!”