SeanIsElectric. Tuesday 26th April. 9pm – 11pm.
Start As You Mean To Go On
Most people finish a show with their Track of the Week but considering the fact we have the ever popular Made In Manchester featurette running from 10pm, we thought it only right to start as you mean to go on. So every week I’ll be opening with a track that has really pricked my ears up. And we start this week with a remix of cover of a remix. Or something like that anyway. The track being remixed is Chris Isaaks cover of Wicked Games which has been given the refit treatment from Norwegian Electronic music producer Basé. The original (and Isaaks cover) are hauntingly beautiful enough in their own right, it’s one of the many charms of the original. But Basé, with this remix, has managed to capture a whole new essence within the track. There is not much semblance of the original music in here, Basé has created an almost entirely new piece for the vocals to sit over. A Trip Hop style drumming pace mixed with brass and electronic elements that all gel together perfectly to create a properly beautiful piece of Electronica. Check it out now!
Made In Manchester
Prose – Home Of The Brave
We kicked off this weeks MIM segment with a massive new track from local three piece Prose. Anyone that knows me will know how much I champion these boys and when you listen to the music you’ll understand why. ‘Home of the Brave’ is the new single and production has been massively ramped up on this one with even more live instrumentation being adding to the backing track. And as ever, Michael Murray’s effortlessly delivered and beautifully written, soulful and scene capturing lyrics hit you right in the head as well as the heart. Already enjoying airplay across the country including BBC Radio 1 – Home Of The Brave is another testament to talent that is Prose and the music that Manchester can create.
Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers
Next up we had a track that really needs no introduction, especially considering the resurgence it had last year when it was remixed by some of the biggest DJ’s in the game including Sam Divine and ANOTR. The track of course is Flowers from Sweet Female Attitude – and whereas the pair are now considered as a “One Hit Wonder” – Flowers is considered an anthem and definitive track of the Old School Garage era.
Delirium – Silence (SYA Remix)
Following that we heard a Tech House remix of another massive 90’s track. Emerging local producer SYA has got his hands on Deliriums iconic vocal House music track ‘Silence’. Adding a commanding, driven bass line, accompanied by raw, organic guitar strums and drenched in that already haunting vocal which has been enhanced, filtered and tweaked to create an even more ethereal sounding chorus. With big drops and a pace that doesn’t quit, SYA’s remix of ‘Silence’ is sure to make its way to the dance floors of Manchester and beyond very soon!
Sangy – No Place Like Home
This week’s penultimate track was another piece of Manchester Hip Hop from another of the Cities rising urban poets, a man who goes by the name of Louis Sangerhera, better known as Sangy. I love Sangys drawl, relaxed rapping style. I’ll be honest, the first time I heard Sangy rap I kinda thought he wasn’t putting the effort in. I then realised that actually for Sangy, MCing and rapping is effortless and delivery of those finely penned and often intricate lyrics is nigh on perfect. ‘No Place Like Home’ is a banger of a track with a serious, modern, 140-style beat tied together by a simple, repeating guitar and a low frequency bass line rumbling behind. It’s a very fresh sound created by none other than Red Eye Hi-Fi’s Jack Hartshorn. Check out the official video for this one below!
5&Dime ft Janine Fagan – Shackles
And to finish off this week we had another classic track remixed by a Manchester House music producer. This time 5&Dime got his hands on the utterly timeless Shackles (Praise You) from Mary Mary. The iconic vocal has been used to blinding affect and put over a riotous, lively deep house beat that demands you dance and sing along. A big dance floor filler and an utterly addictive remix!
And that was this weeks #MadeInManchester! You catch the next instalment during my next show from 10pm!