- Over the years, Berlin's Innervisions crew have developed a knack for spying a hit record. In Ibiza, their elegant brand of deep house does especially well, and the success of last summer (Ten Walls' "Gotham," Agoria's "Scala") continues into 2014 with two ubiquitous Âme remixes. The first is an unofficial refix of Dan Croll's "From Nowhere"; the second is a take on "Turn Around" by Sailor & I. The latter lands as part of Turn Around, a Sailor & I EP on Life And Death.
The EP's two original cuts are not what we've come to expect from DJ Tennis's label. Far from the dark and stormy tech house of Mind Against or the melodic electronica of Tennis himself, the title track is a big, poppy dance record, better suited to festival stages than club floors. As Sjodin's snappy vocals echo across far-reaching strings, propped up by a 140 BPM pulse, it's not hard to envision a sea of revellers moving in appreciation. Âme do a tidy job of turning it into a sure-fire big room favourite, mapping the full vocal to glistening synths and a low-slung bassline. The fact that the beat doesn't kick in until halfway shows you the kind of hands-in-the-air moment the Berliners were aiming for.
"Boys And Girls," on the other hand, lacks the feel-good appeal of the other tracks. It's framed around a sluggish beat that only serves to highlight Sjodin's singing as soppy and overdone. This EP might sit awkwardly alongside the rest of the Life And Death catalogue, but its crossover appeal means it could be the label's biggest release yet.
A1 Turn Around
A2 Boys & Girls
B1 Turn Around (Âme Remix)
B2 Turn Around (Acoustic)