Artist: Leena Conquest

Track: Boundaries (Tricky Remix)
Year: 1994
Label: Natural Response
Format: 12″
Country: UK
Written by: Leena Conquest, Holler, Malli, Popp
Producer, Mixed By Demon Flowers, Rodney Hunter
Engineer Laurence Diana
Remix: Tricky

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As with a lot of records I’ve bought over the years this was one I picked up based on a remixer/producer as opposed to for the artist themselves.  In this case it was the remix by Tricky.  Most people will know him for both his time with Massive Attack and his solo career after that which has now spanned over 20 years.  I think this came out after he’d only released Aftermath (still his best release in my opinion) and Ponderosa.

Leena Conquest’s original version is a great track.  From her laid back vocals to the lyrics (which are probably even more relevant now) over a nice looped funky groove taken from the Average White Band’s “Stop The Rain”.  The original isn’t a lost record but even if it was I prefer the Tricky mix.  His remix starts with a nice looped melody then kicks in with a tougher beat.  It fits nicely with a lot of the other trip hop I was listening to at the time from Massive Attack, Portishead and labels like Mo’ Wax and Ninja Tune.

(Just googling around this track I Didn’t realise MC Mello had released so much music on this label.   Also it was Rodney Hunters 1st production – Editors Note)

Is this record lost? Yes

Words: Steve Jones

The Lost Record is the endless search for vinyl tracks not available (at time of publish) on iTunes/Apple Music or Spotify

Look out for The Lost Record – Leeds – Vol 1. Leeds is the first stop as we go city to city, finding lost records and trying to catch up with the artists involved.

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