Conjuring up the kind of unbridled joy usually associated with the first day of a vacation or an unhealthy intake of narcotics, Max Sedgley has provided the ultimate cure for any random bouts of depression with his latest track, "Something Special."
His first single since his departure from Sunday Best, it's based on Sedgley's trademark happy-go-lucky breaks programming, and points itself almost towards a pop market. Although ostensibly commercial—especially with the (unaccredited) vocalist making such a significant impact on the track—there's enough quality in the production to make it more than worthy of one's attention. It's a bit like some of the less noisy bits of Basement Jaxx, juicy and bouncy without being instantly disposable or overly sweet. It doesn't quite hit the levels of the superb "Devil Inside" from half a decade ago, but you'll probably be happily signing along to the chorus by the end of the first listen.
On remix duties Crazy P slow it down a bit and focus more on twanging guitars and a slow build before the disco beat and big keys come in; it's "cooler" but maybe not as catchy, so horses for courses on that one. The remix baton is then lobbed over to Spirit Catcher who provide a forgettable house remix that pretty much completely loses the essence of what makes the original so brilliant. More interestingly, Neighbour manage to keep the party vibe going with a squelchy-bassed electro breaks workout. Buy this for the original, though, and bask in its rainbow-like beam of happiness.
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Tracklist: Max Sedgley - Something Special 01. Something Special
02. Something Special (Spirit Catcher Remix)
03. Something Special (Crazy P Remix)
04. Something Special (Neighbour Remix)
05. Something Special (Spirit Catcher Dub)