- Release Date 2013-05-27
- Label Silk Music
- Catalog SILKRL049
Canadian talent Nigel Good has experienced a sensational year thus far. Specifically, he has not only received radio support by Above and Beyond, Myon and Shane 54, and countless other leading international artists, but his latest EP (released on Silk Digital, our parent label) recently reached #2 on the Beatport Progressive House Release Chart. Nigel's ebullient interpretation of "Walls" captures the optimism and life-affirming beauty of spring. Various melodic motifs enhance the house-y groove, including pop-influenced string plucks and an uplifting, "beachside" guitar riff (contributed to the mix as a welcome "afterthought" by Dan Sieg). Maxx Hennard's soulful vocal in this version is also as infectious as the original take, and the lyrics remain equally poignant.
Internationally renowned producer and DJ Shawn Mitiska, who provided the only remix of "Walls" in the original single release, returns with a stunning "Dub" version. No stranger to international radio support for nearly a decade now, Shawn has once again received a great reception for his work, as this rendering has already been championed by the likes of Kyau and Albert, Max Graham, Aruna, Mike Shiver, PROFF and more. Faced with the enormous task of offering an equally inspired vocal-less version of "Walls," Shawn truly rose to the occasion. He offers numerous mesmerizing melodic layers and vocal FX through the tune, which should tickle the ears of even the most discriminating listeners. The climax of the song is a great highlight, as Shawn's rapturous chords greatly encourage us to knock down the "walls" we build in life.