SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Junior Sanchez & Sultan & Ned Shepard – Deeper Love
Here’s a perfect record for big room floors during Pride season. It’s an understatement to say that the LGBT community has embraced Clivillés & Cole’s “Pride (A Deeper Love)” as an anthem. Originally performed by Deborah Cooper and covered by Aretha Franklin a few years later for Sister Act 2, the lyrics about Pride giving you the “strength to survive” and defining it as “love” and “respect for yourself” are universal, but when applied to the struggles of LGBT people it really hits home. Junior Sanchez and Sultan & Ned Shepard team up for a massive and modern tribal electro workout – sampling just the title line “Pride (A Deeper Love)” and layering it with buildups that will make any dance floor go nuts. While this version is absolutely incredible, I can’t help but wonder how amazing a full vocal version with this same production would sound. In case you are looking for a modern tribal vocal version, do a search for the DigiMark mashup which deftly blends the vocals over a tribal instrumental track by DJ Escape and Tony Coluccio.
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