With a 25 year pedigree of bonafide classic House tracks, Champion Records has a lot to live up to. However, as the recent releases from XandL and the remixes of O.T. Quartet’s classic ‘Hold That Sucker Down’ demonstrate, they are fully capable of finding material that serves to enhance their reputation further. That’s certainly true of ‘Weekend’. An instant classic, it combines deep house aesthetics and soulful vibes to great effect.
Martin Carr is an established singer and producer who has released four EPs of his own this year as well as working with other producers such as SharkyP (of Dreem Teem fame) to see him score number ones on several download stores as well as becoming one of the most recognisable voices in dance music. Here he merges musical minds with exciting new producer Rare Candy who contributes the considerable skills he has shown on his recent remixes of S.Jay & Ostertag, 2 Tyme, LS2 and Fabio Lendrum. Finally, add the sultry sounds of Emiliyah, a versatile vocalist who demonstrates her considerable experience and provides the string that holds the whole package together.
Adding their own take on this future classic are two remixers also building huge reputations of their own. Greek producer Chris Madem adds big synths and a mighty kick to turn ‘Weekend’ into a Nu-Disco anthem, while Australia’s Alex Preston delivers a bendy Future House reinterpretation that is just as strong as his hugely popular Jack U bootleg.
More than enough to kickstart your Weekend.
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