Review: Given the title and presence of vocalist Sian Evans, it doesn't take a genius to work out that this is a cover of Kosheen's biggest hit, 2000's worldwide anthem "Hide U". As covers go, it's pretty tasty. Faithful enough to be recognisable, yet different enough to breathe new life into a 12 year-old classic, it benefits greatly from loose drums and electro-friendly wall-of-sound production from remixer Jerome Robbins. Evans is in fine voice, too, her vocal soaring above the bubbling backdrop. The original is an anthem, and this new version is, too. Expect to hear it a lot this summer.
Review: Trademark beauty from the ever consistent Roger Shah on his expertly crafted Magic Island label, which is one of just a handful that still cater for this sound. Captivating melodies and spine tingling vocals from Moya Brennan, 'Morning Star' is ultimate Shah and is certain to become a standout classic in his massive discography. Signum turn in a meatier remix which will have more impact on peaktime sets, while further 'Pumpin Island' and 'Uplifitng' cuts provide a perfectly diverse selection.
Hide U (Mischa Daniels Dancefloor Mode) - (6:56) 128 BPM
Hide U (radio edit) - (3:18) 128 BPM
Review: Magic Island's very own Roger Shah does something a little different from his much loved Balearic for his latest single, tackling the instantly recognisable and sing-along top line of Kosheen 'Hide U'. Sweetly re-sung by Sian Shah, they manage to sympathetically rework what is a timeless club track with a subtle fresh approach. Shah's Pumpin Island mix does exactly what it says on the tin, while Mischa Daniels goes in harder and with heavier electro flair for his 'Dancefloor Mode'. An essential crowd pleaser over the coming months!