...and serve up a Rose Royce-sampling gem for Seth Troxler's label
Seth Troxler's Play It Say it label has really landed on its feet with the release of brothers Nic and Mark Fanciulli’s latest studio endeavour, a house nugget that lifts a hefty sample from Rose Royce’s 1978 hit Wishing On A Star to very good effect.
There are just the two mixes to choose from. The Original Mix comes in straight away with a pumping, relentless technoid percussion loop and a rubbery bassline, and sounds great. There are strange percussive noises and a lot of idiosyncratic sounds in the mix, and it carries on like this until the introduction of the Rose Royce vocal sample,which is the icing on a very tasty cake and will take the roof off when played to the right audience on a packed dancefloor. They haven’t milked the sample by overplaying it, either, so it's complimentary as opposed to overdone - the focus is still on the excellent backbeat. The proof of the pudding, so to speak, is in the Dub, which really focuses on that excellent backbeat and lets the programming shine through, while just using the “I’m wishing on a star” part of the sample and not the rest.
My favourite mix is the Original as it has a more spine-tingling effect with the full soulful lyrics, but both will no doubt be massive this autumn and onwards.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 21 September
Review Score: 9