Originally released back in 2006 on Defected, Copyright’s ‘He Is’ remains a beloved dancefloor anthem to this day. The record, which saw the duo return to the US Garage sound that propelled them into clubber’s consciousness at the dawn of the millennium, features a praising vocal from Song Williamson, with charged up keys and rounded groove that gave it its euphoric quality. Now, 14 years after it was first released, DFTD delivers a special 12” remix package, featuring two brand new mixes as well as a classic. Opening the A-Side mysterious Detroit collective Scan 7 supply their uplifting mix, as a pumping bassline and funk-laden instrumentals provide a joyous backdrop to Song Williamson’s rejoicing vocal. Ferrer & Sydenham’s 2006 remix of the track follows, an anthem in its own right. On the flip, Italian powerhouse duo Alaia & Gallo deliver their mix, building on the exhilarating qualities of the original with surging kicks and a punchy beat. The B-Side is closed out with two essential DJ tools; Alaia & Gallo’s thundering Dub and then Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Accapella.
Published: 13th July 2020