Culprit 1 sends Letters
Listen a 30 second clip of Letters here:
Commissioned, premièred and recorded by BBC NOW, Blue Letters was released in 2009 to much acclaim in the specialist classical music press. It was inspired by Hardy's mother's time as a young teacher overseeing mission schools in Africa.
Culprit 1's take on the piece retains the flowing, powerful drive of the original and marries it to a light beat and twisting filters that warp and distort the music to good effect.
He said, "I wanted to stay pretty faithful to the original tune as I liked it so much. I also liked the fact that the music had a personal resonance for John. He used "recordings of people whacking stuff like pipes and doors... samples of classic 808 and 909 machines and a bit of 'mouth percussion' for good measure" in his remix.