SONG OF THE DAY: Billie Ray Martin and Aerea Negrot – Off the Rails
With the reign of NuHouse and Deep House reliving the classic sounds of the 90s, the time seems right for Billie Ray Martin to channel her classic Electribe 101 and ‘Deadline for My Memories” era for a fresh spin. On “Off the Rails,” she teams up with Hercules and Love Affair chanteuse Aerea Negrot for a song about escaping the mainstream world and following your path over a housey pop beat reminiscent of “Hands Up and Amen,” and that’s a good thing. What makes the original version so special is that there are subtle elements of 80s hiNRG along with 10’s electronic deployed effectively to make the track sound modern while having a classic. A plethora of remixes keep the retro feel with Napoleon going deep house, Ray Grant reimagining piano house, Aerea Negrot embracing italo house and ElectroSexual giving it a synthy industrial techno feel. Be sure to check out Billie’s upcoming collaboration, “Love You All Over,” with The Writers Block as well.