The Source Feat. Candi Staton
'You Got The Love'
Released 6th February
Some records are timeless; classic dancefloor moments that, every so often, get pulled back onto the decks by sheer public demand. The Source's 'You Got The Love' is one of those tracks.
Following Positiva's 2005 hits with trance, house, and hip hop, critical acclaim with reggaeton and ragga-house, the label starts 2006 with the next forward-thinking single from Ferry Corsten, new singles from Deep Dish and Shapeshifters, and this, one of the most loved and requested records ever.
Whether you remember it from back in the day (1991), it's only re-release 9 years ago, or via an airing on the closing scene of 'Sex & The City', 'You Got The Love' is a tune that stays with you. An 'end of the night record' that's being sought out again due to a batch of storming mixes, and a new version from John Truelove aka The Source, the tracks creator, and cohorts Lys and Gigi. The accompanying 'New Voyager mix' is a faithful retake on the classic 'Now Voyager' mix, and the one you'll be hearing across the airwaves, it joins remixes from Shapeshifters, Paradise Soul, Asle Bjorn, and Wayne G.
The string arrangement, production, and Candi Staton's heartfelt vocal combine to make this one of the most powerful tunes to ever grace a dancefloor. Truelove, Lys, and Gigi's remix is the perfect update of Truelove's original version. Melodic, and with enough acid lines to keep even the most wizened crusty happy, it's an update that will please old fans and find a prime place on the dancefloors of 2006.
Shapeshifters, who return to the fray following a studio hiatus to complete their debut album, turn in two outstanding mixes. The 'Main Vocal Mix', which Pete Tong has already played several times on Radio 1, keeps the elements of the original and works them to immense peak-time effect. Their Alt Mix is for those with a penchant for minimal vocals.
Paradise Soul continue their rich seam of fine remixes, and turn the original into a deeper/prog remake. Asle Bjorn's remix strips the original down, keeps it tough and funky, and adds a touch of electro. Wayne G, of 'Twisted' fame, turns in a storming remix, primed for the circuit scene, and anyone who likes their house with a little more bite.