SONG OF THE DAY: Circuit 21 – Calling All Angels

A Pop/Hi-NRG version of Underworld’s classic “Born Slippy” – who would have thought that could work so well? Well, “Calling All Angels” isn’t exactly a new topline over the ‘Trainspotting’ anthem, but the intro and breaks are clearly “inspired” by it. The lead singer from Bearforce1 follows up his cover of E.G. Daily’s “Love in the Shadows” with an original song about unrequited love over a modern Hi-NRG beat. If you are a fan of Almighty or Cahill productions, you will love this. The boxing-themed video is so well-produced that you wonder if it’s the pilot for a new TV show or movie. Circuit 21’s styling is so reminiscent of the later Army of Lovers videos that I could only imagine how incredible an Alexander Bard vs Circuit 21 collaboration would be…

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SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY?FUNDAY): Circuit 21 – “Love in the Shadows”

Back in the ’80s, E.G. Daily enjoyed much dance club success with a string of anthems, including “Mind Over Matter,” “Say It Say It,” and “Some People.”? Her darkly passionate “Love in the Shadows,” co-written by synth pop god Harold Faltemeyer, remains a Hi-NRG club stable, having been remixed in 2001 and even covered in French by Celine Dion as “Delivre-Moi.”? With such a distinct voice, it’s hard to imagine anyone capturing the emotion of the song as Daily did, yet Circuit 21 bravely steps up to the plate.? Possessing a powerful yet sensitive masculine voice with a dynamic range, Circuit 21 (aka Robert Brown) flips the gender and gives the song a whole new meaning.? If his voice sounds familiar, you probably remember him as the lead singer of the all-man boy band Bearforce 1 from a few years ago.? In the deft hands of remixer Cahill, “Love in the Shadows” is ready to conquer Hi-NRG dance clubs once again.

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