SONG OF THE DAY: The Shapeshifters – “It’s Alright”
British househeads The Shapeshifters go back to their roots and bring some much needed spirituality to the dance floor. Sampling a gospel preacher (“Hallelujah, it’s alright, to get up”) and churchy strings give “It’s Alright” a classic (and classy) feel at its climax. Building up with a saxophone and a soul clap-oriented groove, the house beats have a minor taste of modern electro – not enough to overpower, but just enough to sound current. The effortless blending of these elements make “It’s Alright” sound quite unique and able to fit into sets for a variety of DJs. Ignoring the risk of sounding cheesy (and mixing song titles), it’s more than alright, it’s quite incredible.
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