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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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Larse remix:

Director’s Cut remix:

Words by Dan Carter

Bonafide House legend, master of the soulful club classic. Whatever cliché you choose to lead with, there is little denying the legendary grandeur maintained by the original Chicago master and his undefeated knack for well-oiled club cuts. As the decades have passed, Frankie’s renowned presence on the decks and across the airwaves have led us to believe that like a fine wine, this is one House asset who has grown better with age.

Returning to Nocturnal Groove alongside studio partner Eric Kupper as Director’s Cut, Frankie Knuckles and co. call on the vocal assets of B. Slade to cut one of the most positively charged House anthems of the past 20-years. Dealing in infectious vocal stylings and a strong fusion of dynamic disco grooves and solid House beats, Parisian mix master Sami Dee drives something intrinsically positive into this next instalation for The Shapeshifters’ heroic House imprint from the man who has dictated Dancefloor etiquete for more than 30-years.

Frankie Knuckles presents Director’s Cut feat. B Slade – Get Over U (Sami Dee Edit) [Nocturnal Groove Digital] – Beatport Link

Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. B. Slade – Get Over U (Sami Dee Edit)

Words by Dan Carter

Bonafide House legend, master of the soulful club classic. Whatever cliché you choose to lead with, there is little denying the legendary grandeur maintained by the original Chicago master and his undefeated knack for well-oiled club cuts. As the decades have passed, Frankie’s renowned presence on the decks and across the airwaves have led us to believe that like a fine wine, this is one House asset who has grown better with age.

Returning to Nocturnal Groove alongside studio partner Eric Kupper as Director’s Cut, Frankie Knuckles and co. call on the vocal assets of B. Slade to cut one of the most positively charged House anthems of the past 20-years. Dealing in infectious vocal stylings and a strong fusion of dynamic disco grooves and solid House beats, Parisian mix master Sami Dee drives something intrinsically positive into this next instalation for The Shapeshifters’ heroic House imprint from the man who has dictated Dancefloor etiquete for more than 30-years.

‘Get Over U’ is due to release February 22nd.

Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. B. Slade – Get Over U (Sami Dee Edit)

Words by Dan Carter

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