Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo) has a new track with the Sylvester-esque vocalist Celeda ("The Underground", "Be Yourself", "Dirty Filthy"). The latter track was also done with Superchumbo nearly a decade ago.
Tracklisting: 01. Original Mix (7:35 02. Pablo Ceballos Drumatika Remix (7:23) 03. Hector Fonseca Remix (8:33) 04. DJ Amoroso & Maria Dark Remix (7:19) 05. Dub (7:35)
I have a love-hate relationship with Celeda's vocals. I like them here since they fit in well with the production. I like the Original and Hector Fonseca mixes (surprise on HF one!). The production is red hot.
I love Celeda's vocals on many of her records, and this one also has a very nice grit to it. Here is my review of the "Fire" remix package:
1. Original Mix: Not very strong considering it's coming from Chumbo (aka: Tom Stephan). I expected more "OOMPH" from him on the original. The organ softens it too much.
2. Pablo Ceballos Remix: Way too jazzy for this single. The remix simply does not fit the vocal. What the hell was he thinking?
3. Hector Fonseca Remix: This version sounds too much like a thousand other techy remixes floating around right now, and it will easily get lost amongst the ruins. Also the production quality doesn't meet up to the rest of the package.
4. DJ Amoroso & Maria Dark Remix: Very classic "NYC" sounding remix here. It will fit the likes of guys including Boris, Rauhofer, Calderone, Bailey and Santana to name a few.
5. Original Dub Mix: By far the BEST mix in the package even though it's a dub. True it comes from the same instruments as the first version, but since that organ isn't in it, it's got a thumpy darker dirty edge to it which works best for the vocal.
Overall I give this remix pack a 3/5 stars. Hopefully there will be a part two package coming soon to spice it up.
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