Two artists use the famous name “Way Out West.” One is a very successful British House remix and music act, and the other is an Australian World Jazz group.
The British group is made up of a world-renowned progressive remix and house act, conceived within the bowels of Bristol in the United Kingdom in early 1993. Producer and DJ Jody Wisternoff was introduced to Nick Warren. And in just a few hours together inside the studio, they knew then and there that they are sharing a common musical vision. Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff are also successful DJs individually while maintaining careers together as Way Out West and producing Way Out West Top Songs.
The fist collaboration of Jody with Nick using the name sub-version 3 was manifested by the track called “Paradise is the Sound,” which he and a friend were working on. The next two releases were named “Echo,” and another very popular version was entitled “Way Out West Mix.” Originally meant as a remix project, this duo had a liking to the name “Way Out West” and used it for their major act.
James Barton (A&R for Deconstruction, 1994) was very much impressed with independent releases like “Montana” and “Shoot” and submitted them to Deconstruction, which was the one label Jody and Nick wanted to join in. “Ajare,” a tune that gave clues on what was coming in the future with its epic hindu swirling, meticulate synth stabs, bizarre samples, and pop hooks, reached #62 in the UK Single Charts.
The more difficult and trancier “Domination” followed right before “The Gift” hit the charts at #15 and established Way Out West as among the best house acts in the United Kingdom. “Blue,” a hip-hop and melodic groove, was introduced as a menacing club mix in the year 1997. “Ajare” was also then re-released as a new and impressive remix from the Brothers in Rhythm and the boys themselves.