||1.||"Up All Night" (Skream Behind Closed Doors remix)|
||1.||"Up All Night" (Nadastrom remix)|
Beardy flat cap wearing singer Alex Clare is the latest musician to occupy the time and money of a major label, with Switch and Diplo sharing production duties on his forthcoming album - previous incumbents of this position range in the success scale from Flo & The Jaw to Claire Maguire. This twelve sees Island try and introduce Clare to the niche dance markets with remixes of "Up All Night" from the eternally Magnetic Skream and Nadastrom - with the latter at least showing the Island A&R are aware of Moonbahton. Skream's remix is typically epic sounding, laying Clare's distinct throaty drawl over a creeping industrial half step beat that you keep urging to drop - which it does satisfyingly with a vintage junglist finale. The Nadastrom remix makes more inventive usage of the vocal, letting it suck you in during the initial moments before the Dutchified reggaeton rush takes over.
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