The EP rounds out what has been a great 2018 for Sense Traxx
Sense Traxx round off an incredible 2018 with a release from the Motor City's very own Mike 'Agent X' Clark & Angel-A, complete with remixes by Scott Diaz and Simon Shaw.
The Original Mix of Believe starts with a tribal interlude before hitting you square in the senses with a jangly piano riff, a full diva vocal and a slap bassline, which dials up the soul and funk to a healthy 11 out of 10. As the track plays on, an organ riff is added, along with scat vocals which are very strong - as is the whole track, which has real floor-slaying properties.
Next up is the Scott Diaz Remix, which gets busy with a cut 'n' paste vocal loop over a clickety-clack drum pattern that takes you to a one-note string-backed breakdown, which plays on as the full vox, funky bass and electric piano are added. The diva-style vocal takes centre-stage here, while the rest of the track funks out around it with panache. Then finally we come to the Simon Shaw Remix, a chunky groover that's a real late-night call to the dancefloor. This mix has a stripped-down intro with a crisp drum pattern, funky bass and organ stabs backing the vocal, which has taken on a sultry quality here.
This final release of a great year for Sense Traxx really is something special, with three soul-infused funk nuggets that will add a touch of class to many a set over the festive season and beyond.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 16 November
Review Score: 8