This release spans a number of sounds, yet doesn't sound forced or contrived. We reckon the most popular version will be the Dionigi Tropical take, its vocal snippets and rolling drums reminiscent of the Cadenza sound. Faz's Isla Blanca remix meanwhile ramps up the tempo a few notches; the beats sound more metallic and glisten with more malevolent intent. Best of all though is Dionigi's Italo remix - featuring irresistible cowbells and snappy drums, it's the soaring bassline and evocative, slightly cheesy melodies that will seduce listeners every time.
Usually more associated with the spacey, instrumental end of things, it seems that Marco Dionigi has followed the lead of his pop loving pal Sam Faz on their latest collaboration, Word Up. It's a cover of Cameo's immortal 1986 jam of the same name and, although they've stopped short of donning red codpieces, they've been pretty true to the original. They each present their own versions too with Marco delivering an incarnation that's embellished with lots of extra synthetic textures. Faz, on the other hand strips things back and concentrates on a bassy groove. Both fun and credible.