Far before the frantic hysteria and pragmatic reign of it’s Swedish Mafioso, John Dahlback could be found lifting the bar with dose after dose of solid club outings. Since breakthrough offering ‘Blink’ raised the Swede’s dynamic floor-credibility, a persistent reign on the global club circuit and further sterling releases for Defected, Atlantic / Big Beat and his own imprint Mutants suggest that this is yet another European contender that has outgrown the comfort zone of the home crowd.
Rich in anthemic leads and that signature peak-time consistency that we now associate with Sweden’s longstanding master of Progressive House, this contribution for Big Beat, previously titled ‘Song Saved My Life’, stands as one of his most potent offerings to date. Making a vital appearance amid one of the accompanying mixes for his forthcoming Toolroom Records compilation and with a further vocal edit on the way, we can rest assured that there is still life left in this original European breakthrough.
‘Life’ is due out February 28th via Big Beat Records.
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Words by Dan Carter