Originally recorded by Our Tribe (Rollo and Rob Dougan) with Franke Pharoah, “Love Come Home” was released in 1994. What many don’t realize is that Kristine W was prominently featured as a backing vocalist, to the point where it became almost a duet. When it came time to put together her greatest hits album, New & Number Ones, Kristine rerecorded the song and with the help of Subgroover gave it a modern sound. Combining EDM/progressive house with powerful and soulful gospel vocals, “Love Come Home” will catch your attention instantly. On first listen, it sounds like what you would hear on dance radio credited as Zedd featuring Kristine W, so it’s almost shocking that it was done back in 2012. Someone was ahead of their time. For Kristine W, this doesn’t come as a surprise as her debut album “Land of the Living” (produced by Rollo and Rob Dougan) is widely regarded as one of the landmark dance albums of the ’90s. Remixes are forthcoming by Todd Terry, Hermanos Inglesos, Phill Wellz, and Andy Sikorski – so expect some major club action. The video is also worth checking out as Kristine channels her inner Lucia Holm (Sunscreem) in a spiritually uplifting journey of following dreams and wishes coming true.
Am I the only one who thinks of Taylor Dayne’s classic anthem “Tell It To My Heart” when they hear that Passenger song “Let Her Go” on the radio? I was figuring that it was about time for someone to do a 2014 remix until I saw that Jason Walker had just finished his own version. It truly takes a lot of balls to cover “Tell It To My Heart,” especially since Taylor has such a distinctive and strong voice- but just like he did with Kristine W’s “Sweet Mercy Me,” Jason proves that he is just the man for the job. Jason’s voice is almost otherworldly with the way he can move from the high to low parts effortlessly. Produced by Bimbo Jones, Jason’s version is respectful of the original while he is able to inject a lot of emotion to give it his own fresh take. While the Eivissa mix is quite solid, I wonder if the Bimbo Jones guys could do a mix similar in style to their epic Zedd “Stay the Night” remix – that would truly be insane.
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Jason Walker ft Bimbo Jones – “Tell It To My Heart”