By: Jordan Calvano
Samples featuring soulful vocalists waxing poetic about good times (and bad) have become a staple in today's EDM landscape. Whether it's the late, great Etta James belting the catchy lyrics, “Sometimes I get a good feeling, I get a feeling that I never, never had before,” or Nina Simone gently singing the classic lines, “It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me, and I'm feeling good.” Lyrics can paint a picture, move a crowd, and crystallize a fleeting emotional sensation atypical in a scene that relies heavily on instrumentals. Another perfect example of this phenomenon is Nero
’s "Must Be the Feeling," from their critically acclaimed Welcome Reality release, which samples Carmen's groovy disco jam, “Time To Move.”
Today we have an exciting new take on that song in the form of an official remix from London’s own, Delta Heavy
. The project is the brainchild of Ben Hall and Si James (RAM Records). They bring to the table high flying originals like “Overkill" and “Hold Me,” and have produced well-received remixes of Example, Avicii, and Chase & Status. With this release, the duo take on the their biggest remix to date.
The song opens with pulsing and melodic synths that strap the listener into the passenger seat of a speeding sports car, and send them on a ride to remember. They keep the emphatic vocal samples and 80’s vibe that make the song so potent, while adding their own signature flavor. The song progresses into an energetic Knife Party type drop with an incredibly funky feel. Pulsing bass tones mix with precise drum programming. They turn Nero’s already monumental track into a 6-minute anthem perfect for smashing dance floors worldwide. Delta Heavy strikes a balance by leaving the vocals untouched, and chopping them up to fit with the pace and tenacity of the drops. The track retains a solid groove throughout, and does its part to bring a whole new funk to the song.
Fasten your seatbelts passengers, because Delta Heavy airlines is preparing for take off. We are all out of beverages, but will be serving pumped up bass from start to finish, so we hope you're ready.