Julie McDermott - Don't go (Gerd Janson RMX) [WHITE LABEL//GERDGO001]
White Label / GERDGO001
An all-time rave classic gets the Gerd Janson re-loving as he works his magic on the 1992 anthem Dont Go. 26 years on from it s first release, Gerd takes the tempo down a notch laying out that all too familiar drum break, instantly recognisable piano line and Julie McDermott s timeless vocals. His subtle touches and added weight, behind a pounding kick, are sure to set any dancefloor alight. About as euphoric as they get - if this doesn t do the business then god help us all. On the B side, Belfast s Ejeca flips Don t Go into a heavy-hitting, rave tinged, techno bomb. His inventive sampling turns the synth stabs and vocals on their heads, making them almost indistinguishable, but no less impactful, from the original. It s over four and a half minutes till the iconic chord progression is heard in it s initial form, before Ejeca throws it back into a rapid fire, industrial thumper. Lastly, Gerd serves up a VIP Dub mix echoing claps and synth lines into the stratosphere, whilst leaving the vocals at bay, save a short cry of Don t Go from Julie towards the end of the track, allowing those anthemic elements to do the talking. A modern touch on an all-time classic from Gerd with a complete reinterpretation from Ejeca, this is a heavyweight release and one thats already being played by the biggest and the best out there.