Saturday, 27 November 2010

Benedetto & Farina - I'm So Grateful

This latest from trad house stalwarts Reelgroove is all about the testifyin' soulful male vocal courtesy of one LT Brown, which across four mixes sits atop various backings (or doesn't, in one case).

The Original is chuggy and garage- y with just a slight techy twist: think Presence if they had Ron Carroll singing and you're somewhere in the right ballpark. Clemens Rumpf delivers a bass-rumbled mix that's a little more in a 'funky house' kinda stylee but that stays the right side of the cheesy/credible divide, with some nice old-skool synth/piano stabs. The Ron Jones remix is a little too close to Hed Kandi territory for comfort, but the acapella Vocal DJ Tool will no doubt come in handy for creative types. We're told there are also Reprise and Instrumental versions on the full release, but those haven't been promo'd here.

All told, it'll suit the vocal diehards, though it's neither Reelgroove's strongest, nor particularly contemporary-sounding. Gotta love those stabs on the Rumpf mix, though.

Out: This week

About: Visit Reelgroove online here.

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