With his third album ’18 Months’ setting a new precedent for chart-worthy dance music, Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo’s ‘Let’s Go’ is given heavyset rework courtesy of Russian flag bearers and recurring collaborators Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. With Swanky Tunes now deep into their Showland concept for 2012 and a collective collaboration alongside Mattise & Sadko already gathering momentum, Hard Rock Sofa return alongside their homeland peers to take apart the infectious chart pleaser that served Harris so well ahead of the album release.
Buffering up the radio-friendly original with solid kicks and buzzing synth work throughout, the familiar Russian collective drop the safer regions of pop-savvy Dance music to create a version far more suitable for the club floors both now frequent. The argument may go that Dance music is getting safer, but Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa safely open the book to the true potential commercial Dance music can still hold within global club land.
Words by Dan Carter