|1.||"Trying To Hold On" (4:17)|
|2.||"Trying To Hold On" (version) (4:22)|
|1.||"Trying To Hold On" (Gerd Janson Megamix) (8:05)|
Most are familiar with Junior Byron's brilliant 1983 single "Dance to the Music", but few are well acquainted with the boogie/reggae fusionist's '85 jam "Trying to Hold On". Helpfully, Cultures of Soul has decided to reissue it for the first time, accompanying the original vocal version - a super-sweet, spaced-out synth-boogie workout complete with a thrillingly soulful and sun-kissed reggae vocal from the effervescent Byron - and stripped back "Version" (intergalactic boogie-dub of the highest order) with a fresh rework from Gerd Janson. The Running Back chief does a brilliant job in combining elements of both versions, adding more dub effects and emphasizing Byron's brilliant vocal in all the right places. It's a stunning rework of a little-known classic.
Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), Craig Bratley, Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Manu•Archeo, Shawn Ryan (Universal Cave), Max Essa, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Your Name (Legalize Lambada), Kenny Wisdom, Deano Sounds, AlexUnder Base, Cultures Of Soul US, Jura Soundsystem, Kalita Records
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