While there is an endless number of cover versions of The KLF’s 1990 single “What Time Is Love?” out there only a few of them have had truly prolific names associated with them, so it’s a welcome surprise to add the recently reunited house heavyweights Lifelike & Kris Menace (of “Discopolis” fame) to this list.
“Lifelike & Kris Menace are back after recently re-uniting to team up on ‘Ecstasy’ which came out on Spinnin records in May. They’ve now jumped back in the studio to bring out a rework of early 90s KLF classic ‘What Time is Love’, courtesy of renowned duo Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty. This track has been going round as an ID for a while now, played by a huge amount of DJs (incl Joris Voorn, James Zabiela, Shadow Child, Miguel Campbell, Guy J, DJ Hell, Nicole Moudaber and loads more) and we can reveal its Lifelike & Kris Menace.” – (from Data Transmission)
What especially elevates their version above all the others is the official consent they received from Bill himself.
“This track was so special to us, as it’s from the first dance album I ever bought back in the early 90’s. The KLF always represented this new electronic indie scene who took over the majors, and their album “The White Room” is a real masterpiece for us. When we tracked down Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty to see if they would agree to let us rework “What Time Is Love?” I wasn’t expecting any answer. Incredibly, not only did I receive a mail from Bill himself, but also a “thanks for sending this”, ending the mail with “you’ll hear from us, be certain of that. Hope it is warmer where you are than here, yours Bill”. We couldn’t have dreamt of a better answer. From then it all moved really fast and here we are now, introducing the brand new reworked version.”
The track will be digitally released on July 18th.