There has been something in the vocal stylings of Florence Welch that has continued to inspire the ranks of Dance music’s finest remixers. But for latest single ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’, Florence and the Machine receive a sturdy injection of modern Dance charm from two very contrasting figureheads amid the global House explosion.
Now something of a connoisseur in the overlap of vintage electro and modern pop music, Calvin Harris brings that uplifting club floor charm with little compromise on the original. While reminiscent of Avicii’s infamous mash up, Harris holds his ground with a divine collection of emotive leads that engage the tracks club capabilities seamlessly.
While few could play down the strong sense of underground pride that Maya Jane Coles has spun throughout her timely reign on the floor, ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’ is maybe one of the least expected avenues for the renowned Deep House evangelist. Fusing deep and haunting melodic surges with delicate yet insatiable grooves, the British talent successfully breaths a little unfamiliar energy into this unsuspecting modern pop hit.
Update: The extended Calvin Harris remix has now been released: Beatport Link
Calvin Harris Remix
Words by Dan Carter