Beautiful Life is not only the first remix to be dropped from Bev Lee Harling’s 2021 album Little Anchor, it’s the first taster of a huge compilation due out this summer – Wah Wah Remixed 3.


The South coast songstress’ uplifting love letter to all those who have influenced her musical world gets a deep, orchestral yet dance floor ready re-work from one of the UK’s hottest DJs and producers right now – the mercurial Aroop Roy. Lush string arrangements combine seamlessly with bass worrying, twitchy beats and Bev’s relentlessly optimistic vocals to create something that luminaries like Matthew Herbert or Osunlade would be proud of.

Check the Dub and Instrumental versions for an even more sonorous musical experience. Plus the package comes complete with a very handy Radio Edit too! We expect this one to do plenty of late night damage all over this summer!

Aroop Roy’s Remix will feature on the Wah Wah Remixed 3 vinyl sampler and digital compilation, out soon and featuring remixes from Session Victim, Monk-One, Ben Gomori, Dam Swindle, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Reflex and many more….

Reactions and radio play

Radio play from Debbie Golt (Resonance FM), Jazzcat (Ness Radio), Simon Harrison (Basic Soul)

“BIG !” Juergen Jazzanova (Sonar Kollektiv, Germany)

“Got that Aroop Roy magic that no one else can replicate.” Tina Edwards (Worldwide FM / Jazz FM, UK)

“Cool remix!” DJ Angola (Various, USA)

“Very tasty!” Quinton Scott (Strut Recordings, UK)

“I’m a fan of Aroop’s remixes, re-edits, so it was easy to sway myself into liking this remix of Bev Lee Harling.” Steve Johns (Solar Radio, UK)

“Good groove.” MP Marcus (Choice FM, UK)

“Love the dub track.” Sista Selecta (2Bob Radio, Australia)

“Beautiful summer soundtrack ! Instant airplay in minutes air support for sure.” Tiago Santos (Radio Oxigenio, Portugal)

“Perfect!!!” Eric Tchaikovsky (Night Light Radio Show, Ukraine)

“What a remix!” Rado Tomek (NUSpirit Club, Slovakia)

“A great one – spin this Thursday a must!” Olgierd (Sofa Surfing, Poland)

“Brilliant remix of a great song! Love it!” Chris Greenwood (Mi-Soul Radio, UK)

“Lovely song and great rework.” Cesare Cera (Bologna Uno, Italy)

“Cool and uplifting track with an extremely sexy shuffle beat. Summer style.” Oliver Korthals (Mojo Club, Germany)

“YEAH SO SO COOL” Allan Skov (Friendly PR, Denmark)

“Nice groove. nice bed groove too for radio.” Marky Mark Johnson (1BTN, UK)

“Joyeux.” Jean-Marc Baehler (Couleur 3 Radio, Switzerland)

“Nice reworks!” Sven Thomschke (Radio Z 95.8FM, Germany)

“Great idea to get Bev and Aroop together for a remix!” Veronique Prebolin (Radio Krim, France)

“Full support here.” Michael Stukes (WHCR 90.3FM, USA)

“A true beaut!” Dan Wesker (Detector FM, UK)

“Great remix.” Alex Ruder (KEXP, USA)

“Aroop is a brilliant remixer! And also a great DJ! Respect and congrats!” Enrique Domenech (Freeform Podcasts, Spain)

“Nice one!” Junior (Record Breakin, USA)

“Cool Release.” Deli-G (Future Of House, UK)

“Wonderful” Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes, Germany)

“Lovely, lovely remix from AR.” Simon Harrison (Basic Soul, UK)

“Beautiful remix!” David Hanke (Renegades Of Jazz, Germany)

“Well done.” Lorenzo Aldino (Jockey Club, Ibiza, Spain)

“Excellent.” Jon Brent (Dusk Dubs, UK)

“Lovely tune.” Olivier Cavaller (De La Bonne Musique, France)

“Nice work with the remix; dope!” Velanche Stewart (Urban Landscapes Radio Show, USA)

“Tasty mixes thanks!” Chris Knight (Astrojazz, Scotland)

“Wicked remixes. Always good to play your music.” Amar Kabouche (Fauve Radio, Hong Kong)

“Red hot remixes by a red hot remixer! What more can i say ..right up my street for sure!” Raj Selli (Solar Radio, UK)

“Works nicely!” Cal Gibson (Various, UK)

“Lovely!!!” Markus Milz (Radio Borax, Germany)

“Bouncy!” Dave Bassin (KUSF, USA)

“Massive fan since I heard Barefoot In Your Kitchen lp! These mixes are great!” Herma Puma (First Word records, UK)

“So good!” Dobromir Marzov (Radio Varna, Bulgaria)

“DOPE DOPE DOPE” Mr Shiver (Various, London)

“Beautiful remix. Really loving this! Can’t wait to support this.” DJ Belito (Power FM, USA)

“Like Aroop’s work, no change here then.” DJ Abbo (Stomp Radio, UK)

“Outstanding Herbert-esque (as you say)/Roisin minimalism. Superb!” Nick Emancipation (Alternative 9, UK)

“Last year, Bev Lee Harling returned with her first solo recording in almost a decade. She won the hearts and musical minds of DJs across the board with her 2012 debut LP, ‘Barefoot In Your Kitchen’, which BBC 6Music’s Gilles Peterson made his Album of the Week.
The original of this single, ‘Beautiful Life’ was on that 2022 album ‘Little Anchor’ and I said at the time it “is a perfect combination of pop, folk, soul with cinematic strings and beautiful lyrics and vocals”.

So it’s no surprise to me, when it comes to a remix, globe trotting disco freak Aroop Roy got this as his first pick.

And it’s not like his recent releases of ‘Brazilian Reworks & Edits’, his latest remix on Permanant Vacation (Benjamin Fröhlich x Private Agenda – Soft Power) or his party sets with Rocksteady Disco’s Peter Croce in Detroit or Manchester’s Mr. Scruff. In fact, the strings give it a Mathew Herbert/Nonclassical out-there house vibe.

Somewhat different to the label’s last single, Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21’s ‘You Don’t Have To’ (see review HERE) but that’s how ecelectic it’s always been at Wah Wah 45s – get this now for remix, instrumental, dub and radio versions and there’s a label Remix Vol. 3 compilation due out later this year that’s include remixes by some of our other favourite remixers like Ben Gomori, Dazzle Drums and Dam Swindle.” Gerry Hectic (You And The Music, UK)

“Aroop Roy really does have the magic touch when it comes to dancefloor-friendly sounds. Great tune, nice melody, catchy vocal – Booga Bear for the 2020s. I’m torn between the main remix & the dub but, again, Roy is definitely king of the dub versions – as can be heard here – so no contest for me.” Drummie Dave (Various, UK)


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