Back in the early 2000s, London based DJs Layo & Bushwacka! recorded the track ‘Love Story’, sampling a bassline from 70’s art punk band Devo, and a vocal from Nina Simone’s ‘Rags & Old Iron’. The track became an anthem at the DJ duo’s residency at The End nightclub. Throughout 2002, its popularity in underground clubs grew to a point where it was getting played by DJs all over the world.
To freshen it up for his own sets, Matthew “Bushwacka!” B, started playing the acapella vocal from another current club song, Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally,’ over the top. Hot remixer Tim Deluxe then remixed Matthew’s bootleg version as ‘Love Story (vs Finally)’. This version became a club hit and a top 10 single in the UK charts when it was released on January 13th 2003.
20 years on, the remix is released by XL Recordings on 12” vinyl with ‘Love Story (Original Version)’ on the b-side.