What Is Love? (original radio edit) - (3:19) 128 BPM
What Is Love? (original mix) - (7:05) 128 BPM
What Is Love? (Antillas & Dankann radio edit) - (4:31) 129 BPM
What Is Love? (Antillas & Dankann remix) - (7:18) 129 BPM
What Is Love? (Total Sound & Blinders radio edit) - (3:44) 127 BPM
What Is Love? (Total Sound & Blinders remix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
What Is Love? (Ron May remix) - (7:54) 128 BPM
What Is Love? (Jesse Voorn remix) - (6:43) 128 BPM
Review: Italian singer and songwriter Aqua Diva's "What Is Love" might be a straightforward piano ballad in its original form, but mixes from Jesse Voorn, Antillas & Dankann and Ron May really transform this single into a club house delight. Voorn's crystal clear and sharp mainroom/electro rerub is our favourite so far, while Ron May's thumping and dynamic remake comes a very close second.
Review: It's time for Texan producer Ben Aqua to sink or swim amidst the potential wrath of a million Brian Eno fans, as here he dares to tackle the former Roxy Music man's stone cold classic from 1977's Before And After Science LP. Still, we doubt that Eno fans are his target audience. Actually we're not sure who this electro-pop whizz's target audience is, but coming across as a Backstreet Boy drowning in a gloop of percolating bubble gum fizz, it's likely that everyone will love this cascading sing-along.
Review: Now here's the type of release we should all get behind. Not for profit label Needs is headed up by London's Bobby Pleasure (20:20 Vision), with each release and accompanying event to address/support various issues within society such as mental health, homelessness and equality. It teams up with Mumbai's WAVLNGTH here for NeedsIndia: a new platform for Indian electronic artists. From the sunny, feelgood house of Aqua Dominatrix's "Durty Sound" to the moody deepness of Jinn Chatter's "Reign Supreme", through to FILMS' street level bass exploitations on "Skatta" and Disco Puppet's experimental beat "Bep Bep". All profits from the release will be donated to She Says: a charity which steps forward in educating, rehabilitating and empowering women to speak up and take direct action against sexual abuse.