Having proven their unified strength with their remix of ‘You Used Me‘ earlier this year, Australian trio Those Usual Suspects unite with local peer Nordean for their first collaborative stint for Dirty South’s Phazing imprint with the ‘Burn Forever’ EP.
Where the original mix of ‘Burn Forever’ mixes the familiar vocal stylings of ‘Walking Alone’ topliner Erik Hecht with a smooth yet stubborn run of melodic developments and uplifting hooks, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun brings a sharper peak time rendition to the package. With EP B-side ‘Prophet’ showcasing the collaborative force at an instrumental high with progressive grooves and euphoric synths in full-effect, this latest EP off Phazing Records sets the imprint in positive motion towards the New Year.
Out today on Beatport.
Those Usual Suspects & Nordean – Prophet (Original Mix)
Teaming up alongside familiar vocal asset Ron Carroll, Australia’s Goodwill makes a long overdue return to original releases with ‘You Used Me’. Cleansed in spiritual vibes that echo the heyday of emotionally charged club music, the original’s mixture of Carroll’s pitch-perfect top line, Balearic strings and vintage synths suggests resurgence from the moody vibes currently overriding the industry.
But first to bat for the remix package, Phazing-endorsed Nordean and Those Usual Suspects offer a strong, bouncy take on the Goodwill original, leaving room for Wax Motif to add gruff low-end riffage for a slightly heavier-set remix. Rounding out the release, Adam Trigger and David Hopperman are on hand with a growling, synth-led take for the by far hardest hitting remix of the package.
With Dirty South loudly singing his praises, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun is back in true Phazing fashion to unveil his Phazing Radio-premiered remix of Those Usual Suspects and Nordean’s new single alongside Erik Hecht.
Having comfortably executed two original efforts for the label and with a third one on the way in ‘Rift‘ alongside label head honcho Dirty South himself, Brun’s upcoming fourth release on Phazing marks his return to remix duty with an uplifting take on ‘Burn Forever‘. Made up of joyous piano play, Hecht’s angelic voice and ultimately a crescendo of caressing synths, Brun goes in the same vein as his more recent studio exploits, putting a traditional Phazing twist on the more restrained original.
Update (4/12): Out December 17th on Phazing Records along with the original mix and another original track called ‘Prophet’.
Rising Aussie trio Those Usual Suspects return to Phazing Records alongside Erik Hecht to aid homeland peer Nordean’s inauguration to the label with ‘Burn Forever’.
While following up ‘Walking Alone‘ alongside label head Dirty South himself was never going to be an easy challenge, the down-under trio step away from the heavier-set realms of Dance music to create a dreamy production in true Phazing fashion. Utilising Erik Hecht’s distinct vocal assets with a string of quavering synths, the emotive keys and infectious energy of this Phazing Radio-premiered track fail to top that of ‘Walking Alone’ but are a reigning testament to the renowned A&R skills and musical preferences of head honcho Dragan Roganovic.
Update (4/12): Out December 17th on Phazing Records along with a Michael Brun remix and another original track called ‘Prophet’.
The French DJ/producer Bob Sinclar has released his beautiful track Rainbow Of Love. Except the original, we can find 4 other versions of this track, and the one I prefer from them is the remix from France aswell in form of the close buddies Gregori Klosman & Danny Wild.
The German DJ/producer Syke’N'Sugarstarr has really grown during the last years according to me! The track we’re talking about now is So Alive which features beautiful vocals from Alexandra Prince. In this release we can find a bunch of great remixes, one from the French buddies Gregori & Danny is featured here aswell, which is one of my favourite versions of this track together with the unexpected version of the Moroccan DJ/producer Idriss Chebak.
A special techy beat from Tommy Trash & DBN was released today. The release features the original mix aswell as a radio edit. A bouncy club-banger is what I call it, heavy!
The Swedish DJ/producer Filip Le Frick got his track called Da Bomb II released. It has got an oriental beat to it, mixed with a short but firm vocal.
The Australian DJ/producer duo TV Rock has together with Nordean delivered this heavy progressive sound to bounce the clubs! Quite usual beat, but it still works, mixed with a firm vocal makes this track really work, I’m FREEFALLIN!
Bob Sinclar feat. Ben Onono – Rainbow Of Love (Original + Remixes) [BP Link]
Syke’n'Sugarstarr & Alexandra Prince – So Alive (Original + Remixes) [BP Link]
Tommy Trash & DBN – Bomjacker (Original + Radio Edit) [BP Link]
Filip Le Frick – Da Bomb ll (Original Mix) [BP Link]
Zoe Badwi – Freefallin’ (TV Rock & Nordean Remix) [BP Link]
/Jesper & Anton