Kevin Saunderson, one of the Belleville Three who started the Detroit techno sound, formed Inner City with singer Paris Grey in the late 80s. Their classic track “Good Life,” seems to get a remix package every few years and for the 25th Anniversary, it stays in the family with Kevin’s son Dantiez contributing a mix. Dantiez pairs with White Chocolate for a darker tech sound which has the true flavor of the original with a modern feel. The Contepella mix reimagines the track as urban flavored hiphop and really works on many levels. The Disclosure-ish dub by Pig & Dan is also a highlight though a vocal version would take it over the top. Another highlight is Markus Lauc Mix which adds a slightly commercial feel but keeps the cool feeling of the original. Overall a strong set of remixes that pay homage to the original while giving it a modern flavor and DJs will no doubt be playing in their sets. Another mix worth hunting down, is the Spanish language “Buena Vida” version which was released back in 1998.
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