SONG OF THE DAY: Sultan + Ned Shepard vs Thomas Sagstad ft Dirty Vegas – “Somebody to Love”
You know that old phrase that “too many cooks spoil the broth,” well that’s definitely not the case with “Somebody To Love.” Since their production of “Send Me Your Love” with Taryn Manning and a remix of Tegan & Sara’s “Closer,” I’ve been going back through the catalog of duo Sultan & Ned Shepard to find gems that I might have missed. Teaming up with Norwegian electro producer Thomas Sagstad, they constructed the soulful “Somebody to Love” blending both pretty (imagine the somber anthemic feel of Alesso “Years”) and the noisy big room energy (a touch of Fedde Le Grand). The middle part with the piano breakdown is quite moving as it is elevated by the emotionally raw performance of Dirty Vegas vocalist Steve Smith. While the original mix is perfect for a set closer, DJs will want to dig up the more aggressive and electro mixes by Pari & Simo, dBerrie, and Third Party. Originally released on Harem a few months ago, Kontor has picked up the track and put together a visually pleasing lyric video which is definitely worth a view (or three).
Image Courtesy of Harem/Kontor.