Urgent (Redken Middle of the Night Mix) - Foreigner
"Growing up as an AOR freak in Manchester in the 1980s wasn't easy, " says Kenny Dickenson aka Redken. "At least it marked me out as different." Today he's a session musician, writer and producer in London and has worked with Aim, Cinematic Orchestra, Billy Bragg, Pete Doherty, KT Tunstall, and many others. But he keeps getting drawn back to his first love: smooth American rock.
He's played keyboards with the great Daryl Hall. He's also the man behind one of the best remixes we've featured since the site began in 2009: his Resuscitated Edit of She's Mine by AOR colossus Steve Perry. And now he returns with his latest exclusive for us. Featuring Junior Walker on saxophone, Urgent was the first single off Foreigner's classic 1981 album 4 and here Redken transforms it into a dark and atmospheric peak time club track.