Better Than Ever (Jonathan Ulysses & Steve Haines remix) - (6:31) 128 BPM
Better Than Ever (Diogo Menasso remix) - (6:22) 128 BPM
Better Than Ever (Powa B Rub a dub remix) - (4:47) 126 BPM
Better Than Ever (Thomas Turner remix) - (5:10) 128 BPM
Review: Monstrously large house record here from Versuz, bringing together three leading producers alongside Billie on the vocals, and chucking a stack load more of hot property on the remix package. Space resident Jonathan Ulysses locks horns with Steve Haines for the standout of the pack, with a rolling groove and stripped back arrangement using just enough of the vocal to stay cool in early trance sets too. Heading in a slightly more obvious route is Diogo Menasso, which will work on the mainstream floors. For a balance between the two, head for the Powa B Rub a Dub.. Well and truly all bases covered here with something for everyone.
Better Than Ever (radio anthem mix) - (2:50) 128 BPM
Better Than Ever (extended anthem mix) - (5:48) 128 BPM
Better Than Ever (acapella) - (4:19) 128 BPM
Review: Big room, anthemic funky-tech from this team of producers, combined with Billie's gutsy vocals, make for a sun-kissed house gem that works in some fine builds and drops. Head straight for the Extended mix if you prefer a more stretched-out vibe, and DJs should definitely check out the acapella included in the release.
Review: Versuz Essentials returns with another exhaustive compilation celebrating this year's Amsterdam Dance Event, undoubtedly one of the biggest events on the electronic music calendar. The compilation takes in all genres of club music; moving from the disco strings and trumpets of The House Moguls' "U Can't Hide" and Nopopstar's "Swinging Disco", to the more minimal house styles of DJ Shifter's "The Club" and Gregor Es's "Slideland", while Duher's remix of Parfenov and Anton Balkov's "Day By Bay" provides a bonafide piano anthem. Electro house is well catered for, with Elektrokid, Dave Lambert and Timofey's "Acid Around The World", Emmanuel Kosh's "Skizzo" and Aronauer's "Pins Up" and OB's "Mania" providing some huge basslines which will no doubt get dancefloors moving.