There’s already a reigningkingof updating Soul II Soul’s Back to Life (However Do You Want Me), but enter London based newcomers Ku De Ta to grab a little of that spotlight. Taking the vocal hook from said track, the duo whips up a massive House monster with all the bass you could ask for.
Serving up a restrained sprinkling of Caron Wheeler’s vocals, the duo go head first into a Garage-y House track with a luscious rolling synth bassline. The track is stripped back, excising big room chaff to concentrate on the pure, distilled, essence of the dancefloor. There’s a hint of Deep House, a hint of Chicago, and a hint of a warehouse vibe, all expertly played by Ku De Ta who have delivered a crate essential.
The talented Monsieur Adi’s A*M*E featuring soon-to-be breakthrough single What’s Going On?’s release date draws ever nearer. It;s already being tipped to hit the charts and we couldn’t be happier for Adi, it looks like he’ll finally get the success and recognition he so richly deserves. While your waiting for it;s next month release, check out this Refix Adi himself has done for the tune, adding a little Javi to the mix too.
This Refix injects a little classic, epic, Adi into the tune. A dancefloor destroying companion to the originals Pop stylings. This tune is loaded with massive, sweeping synths, huge breakdowns and growling bass that all plays perfectly with Adi cinematic orchestration. It’s like Adi of old meets new Adi, and the results will most definitely rock any crowd.
♫ Monsieur Adi (Feat. A*M*E & Javi) – What’s Going On? (Monsieur Adi Refix)
Monsieur Adi’s What’s Going On? is released 15th November.
The man like Monsieur Adi and his stunning break for mainstream attention, What’s Going On?, has finally got itself a release date, and the first sign of reMixes too. The A*M*E tune is already making huge waves and getting a serious amount of airplay, this one looks like it could propel Adi to superstardom, and well deserved too, we’ve said it numerous times, Adi is one of the most talented producers around. Check out what New York Disco duo The Knocks did to the track.
The Knocks give What’s Going On? a breezy House workout with a Disco groove. Revolving around a funkin’ bassline and hands-in-the-air piano hook, The Knocks’ reMix utilises A*M*E’s big vocals to their fullest, making the whole reMix sound huge. There’s nothing like a piano riff and diva vocals to get the party started. While you’re here, peep this version from Max Sanna And Steve Pitron, it’s a pretty standard club affair, not really bringing much originality to the table but I guess Sony, a major label, wanted to keep things safe to a certain degree. Who knows, you might dig it.
♫ Monsieur Adi (Feat. A*M*E) – What’s Going On? (The Knocks reMix)
♫ Monsieur Adi (Feat. A*M*E) – What’s Going On? (Max Sanna And Steve Pitron reMix)
It feels like everyone’s coming of age this week. Two producers we’ve been championing for years are set to explode, first Mitch Murder is gearing up to drop his Mad Decent début, and now our good friend Monsieur Adi, who’s been poised for a mainstream embrace for a while now, is about to release his début single via Relentless/Sony. Not only that, but the track features the UK’s current House vocalist darling A*M*E. After a run of major projects, producing Seal, reMixing Beyoncé, Adi’s time is now.
Long time Adi fans will instantly recognise What’s Going On?. It’s a track that’s been brewing for a while, since 2010 in fact when we first heard the Frenchman’s reMix of Soul II Soul’s Back To Like (However Do You Want Me?). In the in-between years the track has been given an extreme makeover, they synths are fatter, the beats harder, the orchestration more epic and the Caron Wheeler vocal line has been replaced by A*M*E who is sounding, frankly, better than I’ve ever heard her as she makes the track her own and delivers a truly stratospheric performance. This is the best of Adi, rousing stings, thick synth hooks, a Dreamwavey Disco style wrapped up with hard Electro production and Pop sensibilities. It’s gonna’ be huge.
Let us begin by saying that, for various reasons, Soul II Soul have a big place in our hearts, so we approach reMixes with trepidation. When this version of Back to Life (However Do You Want Me?) landed in out inbox we were hesitant, but the fact that it comes from awesome Brooklyn duo Follow Me piqued our interest.
So, once you’ve got over Back to Life (However Do You Want Me?) without that modified Grand Central Station break (and that’s quite a hurdle to get over) Follow Me do an awesome job bringing the track to modern dancefloors. With a deep, deep bass groove Follow Me walk the line between House and SynthWave bringing a Warehouse vibe but a little of SynthWave’s retro flare. Adding some playful melodies, this duo somehow manage to retain some of the mood of the originals whist aiming it squarely at House parties. Follow Me have treated the original with respect and turned-in a fantastic update, you should check this out.
I’m seriously lovin’ this! I’ve always felt that Soul II Soul’s 1989 classic ‘"Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)’ have never, ever, been given a good, proper contemporary reMix. Until now!
Italian electro-House dude Monsieur Adi has put together this awesome reMix described by the man himself as “a super clash of baroque and electro” which accounts for the harpsichord/Nu-Disco mash up that really works the original in a way that makes every previous attempt to reMix it seem, well, just lazy.