A so obviously brilliant remix that it doesn’t really need me to tell you so. Manoo reworks the 2020 track with a darker, smouldering edge dissipating the senses while opening out its heart to accept new possibilities. The shuffling percussion gently builds amid the self-defining keys and of course with AWEN’s commanding vocals sitting notably on top it all pays testify to both body and soul. Next, the accompanying Instrumental version reveals new depths too capturing a trippy, invigorating rhythm section that proves equally inescapable.
Returning to Vince Watson’s 2018 Via album this set of remixes carves out fresh interpretations featuring luminaries of the calibre of Joe Clausell, Osunlade, Steve Bug & Langenberg plus Manoo. For me it’s the latter’s sting in the tail as repeating synth lines, accompanied by an assortment of rousing strings and piano, capture that rare essence. Likewise is the Bug and Langenberg version which sequences a funky shimmer into the climax of building, stabbing keys assisted by the gentle soar of atmospheric pads.