SONG OF THE DAY: Phonk D’Or & Jesse Voorn – “Show Me the Love”
Sometimes the simplest ideas make the best club tracks. Nearly ten years ago, Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon sampled The Real Thing’s “Love’s Such a Wonderful Thing” to create the club classic “So Much Love to Give.” That same kind of repetitive sample is the basis of “Show Me The Love,” the deceptively simple track from the Dutch duo Phonk D’Or (aka Nenes) and Jesse Voorn. Over a multilayered electro track, the vocal is repeated and becomes an almost rallying cry as it sucks you into the groove. While the track has been compared to Mylo’s “In My Arms,” which sampled both Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” and Boy Meets Girl “Waiting for a Star to Fall,” repeated listens makes me think more of “So Much Love to Give.” Both remixes are quite special in their own way- Phonk D’or & Burgundy’s is more aggressive than the original with almost Wolfgang Gartner feel. British DJ Rob Made slows down the tempo and gives it an updated ’80s feel sounding like a track that would be perfect for a modern revival of St Elmo’s Fire.
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