SONG OF THE DAY: Brian Cid ft RES – On the Radio
Last week, I was having a heated discussion with a few dance music nerds about what we thought was the best remix Giuseppe D ever made. While they were trying to convince me it was Whitney Houston “I Look to You,” M People “Testify,” or Taborah “I Am,” and my longtime editor/media prophet friend swore the gospel of “Silent Lucidity” by Queensryche and “Stranded” by Lutricia McNeil, I refused to even consider any track other than RES “They Say Vision.” The Philadephia-born soul singer brought rock and torch elements to her music that made her emotionally-powerful songs stand out. Combined with a stomping tribal house production from Giuseppe D, the anthemic “They Say Vision” celebrated individuality and was a clubland stable. Imagine my delight to find her new cover version of Donna Summer’s classic “On the Radio” with deep house master Brian Cid. The production is sexy tropical house, not too fast, but perfect for a summertime beach party or for lounging by the pool. With the chill groove, RES is free to reinterpret the song with true emotions, adding pauses and emphasis on different phrases. While the idea of improving a legendary Donna Summer masterpiece may seem heretical, RES’s interpretation is unique enough to make it a signature song and memorable enough to add to DJs’ playlists (and your MP3 player).
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Brian Cid ft RES – On the Radio