Premiere: Mani Festo’s ‘Cheatin’ is a coveted lost dub from five years ago

“It was one of those tracks that came together really fast, pretty simply messed around with the vocal and jammed a bassline under it.”

27.07.20, Words by: Felicity Martin

Along with Borai, Denham Audio and LMajor, Mani Festo is one of the artists heading up the ever-exciting Club Glow label, an imprint dedicated to showing the best sounds of rave revivalism and ’90s warehouse madness. Mani Festo’s four-track ‘All Night’ is their first-ever vinyl release, following a string of heatedly-received tape cassette drops.

Constructed around a popular vocal that you’ll no doubt be familiar with, EP cut ‘Cheatin’ was written around 2015, Mani Festo explains. “It was one of those tracks that came together really fast, pretty simply messed around with the vocal and jammed a bassline under it.”

It enjoyed a lot of support from the Swamp 81 crew – a staple in sets from DJs like Loefah “before disappearing to the depths of my hard drive,” he continues. “I always wanted to put it out but over the years everything seemed to fall through. Now we have built the Club Glow label we are in a position to do it ourselves, which is an amazing feeling! We all agreed that ‘Cheatin’ should undoubtedly be 001 as it’s such a ‘lost dub’!” This recording from a Loefah and Chunky set from Birmingham in 2016 will give a sense of ‘Cheatin”s dancefloor capital, and you can spin it in full for the first time below.

Listen to Mani Festo’s Dummy Mix.

Club Glow release Mani Festo’s ‘All Night’ on August 7th 2020 – pre-order it here.