With a heritage of hits behind her and one of the most distinct surviving voices of Soul, the long overdue return of reformed gospel legend Candi Staton to Defected Records sees a slew of quality remixes from the past and future masters of modern Dance music.
With the remnants of last year’s landmark release ‘So Long’ still doing the rounds, Dortmund’s rising Deep House advocate Larse makes his Defected Records debut with a fresh take on Staton’s return to the spotlight. With the profund rhythmic swells and crisp percussive elements that have ornamented his rise of late, Larse persuasively embraces the timeless vocal assets of ‘Hallelujah Anyway’ in a first proficient outing for the renowned House imprint.
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’. 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.
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Words by Dan Carter