One of the many reasons why I love the Freemasons is that they remind me of the M People (my all time favorite house group) with the way they produce original dance music that sounds and feels instantly familiar. Both are known for their disco and happy house based productions and remixes with part of the fun being trying to play trainspotter. Recent tracks by the FM duo have delved into harder electro and stadium while the new “U Drive Me Crazy” comes with two distinct flavors – an original version reimagining 80s dance pop and the Francais version which inspired by vintage Daft Punk yet filtered through their clean and uplifting lens. The main vocal lines are repeated, incessantly a la “So Much Love To Give,” to the point that Joel Edwards vocal performance becomes another essential sample/instrument in the production. After just one listen, it becomes a powerful ear worm that I am looking forward to subjecting my dance floor to. I rarely mention lyric videos because well there usually isn’t much to say but this one is visually delightful with its repetition to the point of becoming hypnotic. If you find yourself going crazy for Joel’s voice, do yourself a favor and track down the eponymous track by Deepest Blue.
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