Monday, June 14, 2010
Taken off Phonique's recent album "Kissing Strangers" put on the circuit via Dessous Recordings these days is "Our Time Our Chance", a first 12" featuring the vocal talent of singer / songwriter Ian Whitelaw stepping apart from his usual path and serving 100% - just like he had been invlvd in contemporary Vocal House forever. Coze this is what "Our Time Our Chance" in its original version is all about - House music, shimmering sounds, a deep bassline and on top of all this: Ian's voice. So if you've mistaken the term Vocal House as synonym for cheap, cheesy stuff so far "Our Time Our Chance" is about to tell you a different story - quality music for decent venues, no matter if we're talking the close to the original remix version provided by Andre Lodemann or the original album take, both to be found on the A side. On the flip we see Georg Von Dem Bussche & Steffen Berkhahn - better known as Wahoo - providing an additional remix that might be seen more controversial due to it's heavy piano workout, discoid overall attitude and weird vocal processings - a version that will be appreciated by specialists and fans of the Wahoo aesthetics only while most of the DJs will rather stick to the A side.