The Parisian pair take a side each on this initial exploration of the source—part two, released simultaneously, offers a further three versions, with another remix package to follow later this year. In truth, though, if you've heard "In My System" drifting across dance floors this year, you'll likely be acquiring this release for the understated force of the Jef K System mix. The now familiar vocal refrain rings true from the first bar, providing early club recognition and a perfect platform for a billowing chord progression and clenched bottom-end. It is, almost inevitably given its popularity, ridiculously simple. The lyrics have about enough time to embed themselves an inch below the surface of the skin before being shorn completely for the bass-driven drop that's caused all the palaver. Chris Carrier meanwhile, elects to scatter the vocals sparingly over a rolling techno drum pattern. A modulation pulse toys with a useful lead line amid rustling, industrious percussion, but in the context of the overall 12-inch feels a little underwhelming in support of its predecessor.
"In My System" will surely be noted as being among 2010's biggest and best; bathe lavishly in its irresistible glow before before saturation point inevitably strikes.