The Original is a deep slab of pure house goodness. Starting of with smooth beats, low basslines and lush sounds, Stephanie's vocal is sampled and floats in and out of focus before starting off with the first few versus' of the lyrics. Low and soft stabbing synths play gorgeously over the beat while the vocal constantly echoes or moans giving a nice depth to the sound. The laid back feeling of this track is emphasised in the breakdown and to add to this feeling, a guitar sample is added perfectly. This is a serious tune and so well done, it oozes class.
Moving into house territory, the Tommyboy Housematic Dub and Vocal emphasis' percussion to give it a strong dancefloor presence, though keeping in tune with the original by using the low bassline. As the original, this is another slow builder which allows the track to chart out its territory by bringing in elements one at a time, essentially giving it a great feel to any breakdown that happens. The vocal is lightly scattered (in the dub) and works nicely along each corner of 4 or 8 beats. This track seems more minimal than the original though some sustained atmospherics are added that work around the climax. Again, this is a great production.
Mannels Mix adds something different to this collection of mixes with some quirky beats and percussion. The mood is lightened with a more playful bassline though the moaning, sustained vocal sample is used throughout. A catchy light melody plays along while the breakdown features the guitar from the original and really is very powerful mood wise as the beat is brought slowly back in with an array of emotive synths. As the track rolls onward, the introduction of an edgy, stabbing synth causes a slightly more chaotic feel though the rest of the elements stay in tack as the mix finishes slowly. Another great track.
The Tommyboy Remix packs more of a punch compared to his other mixes with a devastating bassline and strong beats. The piano stabs are still present and the vocal is given more volume and space to work with, though most parts of the track have been reworked. Definite main room tune.
Lastly, the Clark Chemistry Mix ultilises a more hypnotic groove with the original bassline and rolling percussion though the addition of a simple melody is what really makes this track fly. The vocals are still present but in a lesser form and the emotive synths are given that extra light throughout. The breakdown is a brilliant array of vocal effects, synths and melodic goodness, but as the beat is dropped back in, all sounds are removed to give way to the thick bass. Very smooth.
Reviewing this collection of mixes has been an absolute pleasure. The sounds are amazing, production is so smooth, Stephanie Vezina's vocal is very pleasing to the ear and I really like how each mix encapsulates the original but shows their own brillance. Quite possibly the best production by Sultan (and a great collection by Shinichi).