You gotta read this: 80年代に焦点を当てたコンピレーション『80s Investigation』から、多くの楽曲が各種ダウンロード・サイトにチャートインしたのは記憶に新しいが、UKのサイトでNo.1を獲得したHIDEOUTの「Songbird」を、リクエストにお応えしシングル化。DJ 19とのHOT STATIONの活動でも知られるHIDEOUTが、KENNY Gの特大インスト・ヒット（87年全米4位）を、サックスに代え、ギターを従えチルアウト・カヴァー。フロア用に大胆なリミックスを施したのは、ロシア出身ながら活動拠点をアメリカに移したディープ・ハウス系のPAUL2PAUL、オランダからプロッグ系のTOM DEIBEL。計4ヴァージョンを収録。
To celebrate the arrival of spring, 19BOX RECORDINGS has lined up an outstanding new release guaranteed to inject extra energy and relaxation into the club scene. Many tracks from our "80s Investigation" compilation have entered the charts on several digital download sites, after having initially been released on December 3rd 2014. The most noteworthy track from that compilation has been Hideout's 'Songbird', which reached the Number 1 position. As a result of the success of the compilation and 'Songbird', we have decided to follow up the initial release as a single with bonus remixes! Hideout covered this smooth jazz classic by Kenny G, which originally hit Number 4 on the US Hot 100 in 1987. Instead of Kenny's typical sax, Hideouts version features the guitars that are underpinned by an arpeggiating piano and downtempo elements. In addition to the Original Mix, Hideout has provided a variation on his take through his Organic Mix. Of course we can't ignore the dancefloor either. Originally from Moscow, Russia; Paul2Paul now lives Philadelphia, USA. Keeping with the 1980s vibe, his take on 'Songbird' goes all Nu Disco and leaves any recognition of the Original Mix lost dust in a dust storm of similar, yet very different sounds. Some might suggest it sounds like classic Depeche Mode for the modern era with a house mentality. Last but not least, we have enlisted the talents of Tom Deibel of the Netherlands. He's currently studying studio technology at the High School of Arts in Amsterdam, producing, engineering and recoding various genres of music. With a long history of Dutch producers involved in the progressive scene, Tom continues this tradition and injects those elements into his remix. While you may not be able to figure out these remixes are of 'Songbird', the grooves of both cannot be denied when youre getting down on the dancefloor!
Out today!!! Exclusively on beatport!!!
19box Recordings : 19BOX092
Hideout’s ‘Songbird’ with Paul2Paul, Tom DeibelRemix.