In a strong turn to warmer realms of soulful club music, Chicago House legend Frankie Knuckles and his long serving peer Eric Kupper team up to take on the divine gospel stylings of Candi Staton and her single ‘Hallelujah Anyway’. As the voice behind a slew of classic Soul singles and a steady wave of viable modern club cuts for Groove Armada and The Shapeshifters alike, the unhurried original gives way to that eccentric flare of vintage that Director’s Cut has sworn by since its inception.
Balancing smooth House beats with the thick instrumental values that both producers have excelled throughout their decades within industry, this key driven cut for Staton’s welcome return to the club floor is music you could sink your teeth into from two uncompromised forces in American House music.
Out August 27th on Defected Records along with a remix from Larse.
Words by Dan Carter