Leaving the comfort zone of intricate Electro House after a host of solid releases, Argentina’s Charles Deluxe is back with a groovy take on a 2011 single from the music legend that is Barry Manilow. Fusing disco orientated grooves with Manilow’s distinct vocal stylings, Deluxe puts a far funkier twist on the natural energy of the original without leaning on the grittier sound of his previous Electro exploits. While the argument remains that some tracks and artists are too sacred to be remixed, there is little sense of artistic detriment within Charles Deluxe’s respectfully tailored rework of ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’.
Reminiscent of the firmly ascending style of Madeon and other eminent French house icons or not doesn’t really matter. When the heavenly complex fusion of the traditional and surpassing sounds of French house kicks in, this winning remix in the recent remix competition for Cr2 Records‘ glorious Don’t Be Afraid persuades you to gently let the aural cavities get harmonically ingested with the consistent yet fluctuating unison of sounds. The single which saw its debut as an indisputable part of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection on April 1st has become a championed gem in the book of Pete Tong and is yet today one of 2011’s most under-rated Summer anthems. With the ravishing voice of Ron Carroll and the graceful instrumentals on behalf of MYNC and Dan Castro of the original, Don’t Be Afraid returns after the emittances of remixes from Pierce Fulton and Mitomi Tokoto to deploy another triumphant remix, courtesy of Buenos Aires producer Charles Deluxe.
In an era where imitable efforts and endeavors seem to be a staple article, the effortless and genuine touch of the up-and-coming Argentine shows indications of a discerning dexterity as he peerlessly builds on the sustained riffs of the original for a full-blown remix.