The eerie, mysterious "Life Is So Strange" is culled from the Akabu album "The Phuture Ain't What it Used To Be", however the album version of the song was more of an ambient piece comprising of just vocals and keys with not a drumbeat in sight. Now it's been fully revamped for single release with some firing housed up mixes.
First up is the Joey Negro Medusa Mix which uses the deep moody keys from the original but adds an old school drum machine powered groove. Tony Momrelle's Stevie Wonder like vocals glide over the top, while the backing vocal harmonies interweave with the riffs to deliver a truly moving piece of music. Several of the album reviews described the song as being Blaze like.
Deetron has been on great form over the last 18 months with a sound that's both modern and techy yet still musical, which has hit home big time for Ezel, Ben Westbeech and Leon. Here he works his magic again with his trademark futuristic warped chords, pounding old school house bass and a snare heavy Todd Terry style drum beat. Definitely one for the heads.
After their many EP's on Freerange and Winding Road, Lovebirds need no introduction and on this occasion his mix is on a 90's garage tip. Utilizing the backing vocals over stabbing chords and furnished with a seriously meaty bass to make a clubby floor filler that will work within many a style of dj set...
Pete Tong - I like the Deetron mixes
Jimpster - Deetron always absolutely bangs it! Loving both his mixes here but the whole package is top quality.
Groove Armada - Paradise Dub is the one
Danny Rampling - Life is strange yet beautiful
Kiko Navarro - Great Package of mixes! A future classic!
Riton - Deetron
Alex Barck - Definitely something for me. I like the Old school vibe a lot. Deetron is my one.
Rocky (X-Press 2) - Nice
Tony Humphries - Great song and production from the Akabu album. Joey Negro and Lovebirds mixes are wicked!
Yam Who? - All strong versions. Brilliant! Deetron Remix is the business.
DJ Sis - Lovebirds remix is nice !
DJ Meme - Dope
Shur-i-kan - Lovely track - feeling this!
Hector Romero - Original and Deetron deliver wicked mixes to this lovely vocal.
Alex Kid - Deetron ! OUCH! :)
Danny Krivit - Very good
Jon Cutler - Great package of Mixes. Support on both Medusa and Deetron mixes!
CJ Mackintosh - Joey Negro Mixes are the ones for me...slammin' :)
Spiritcatcher - Tasty package here! All tracks and mixes sound very much my cup of tea but i do love the vibe on the Deetron remix
Tony Lionni - Great
Tony Rodriguez - MASSIVE!
The Layabouts - Wicked release. All mixes top notch, Lovebirds mix is winning this for me thou
StoneBridge - Love the sound of this - quality!
Robert Owens - Great track, all mixes are strong
Bill Brewster - Best one by a distance is the Joey Negro lead mix.
Jask - Pure niceness.....Love all the mixes:)
Steve Mac - Deetron mix is wicked
Mousse T - Lord!
Oli Lazarus - Deetron mix is awesome!!
Dan Drastic - Deetron's Paradise Dub for me.
Roog - Amazing
Coyu - Joey Negro, Deetron and Lovebirds in the same record. That's big! Awesome release! All the mixes works great.
Franck Roger - Nice package, original mix and Deetron for me
DJ Mag UK - Great spread of remixes, Deetron and Lovebirds ones are gems.
Rocco - Dope Ep with nice remixes ! I'm groovin on Deetron remix !
Manuel Tur - Great package, hard to pick a favourite.
Tornado Wallace - Deetron has to be one of the best remixers there is, and his remixes here don't disprove that claim one bit! Love them.
Sean McCabe - Really great song with a nice selection of different mixes. Lovebirds mix is the one for me!
Sebo K - Great package ! full support !
Jim Stanton (Horsemeat Disco) - Deetron Dub rocks plus JN Medusa dub. In the set. Jumping! X
Glenn Underground - Joey Negro Mixes are pure dopeness
Nicolas Matar - Amazing EP with a varitey of brilliant mixes!
Grant Nelson - Lovebirds baby!