Summer is already here in the Northern hemisphere, and we start looking at and browsing our music collections to build our summer soundtrack. Here is one for you - something purely balearic, but well enframed in dance rhythm. Beach DJís should already have it in their collection, if not - proceed further to see what I'm talking about.
Roger P. Shah has many aliases at his disposal. Some of them represent the finest of music disparity one can possess. Savannah is just one the many and unfortunately hasnít been developed enough unlike Global Experience or Sunlounger. Savannah La Mar is the first single under Savannah alias and comes in a beautiful warm-looking wrapping if you are aiming for that big black thing in 12inch size (*wink wink*).
The single comes as a two side release Ė The A side is the original version of the piece and the B side is a mellower retouch by the same Shah under his Sunlounger alias. Both show the two visions coming from the same artist. For more rhythm-packed expectations there is the 136 BPM Original Mix which recruits a Sunloungersí signature bass line to guide the main build-up theme. But donít expect too much bouncing on the dancefloor with this one. Despite itís tempo, Original Mix is meant for laid-back sets where you donít want highly uplifting peaks, but you want to keep the crowd moving in the same rhythm. The main theme was unique back in the days and still stands out as something that hasn't been recycled by other producers - big props to Shah for that.
However, if you want to stand out as a beach DJ I personally recommend you the other side of the coin Ė The Sunlounger Remix. With 130BPM itís a progressive track wrapped in soft Sunloungerís kick+bass layer with a mellow main leading theme and a very long (up to four minutes) build-up. However it pays off with a very mellifluous and unforgettable guitar-string breakdown. Something that easily takes you away from the dancefloor (or your home) to the place of beauty and comfort.
It is hard to judge tracks in such a case, when both of them are two visions from the same artist and they are obviously meant for different things. However letís be honest Ė the Sunlounger Mix is the winner, Ďcause there is no track like this out there and we love unique sounding music. That being said I fairly give the release 5 stars. If you play this on the beach from a vinyl, I also pin you a medal for being a great DJ.
Get the Vinyl from Discogs [HERE]
mp3 from Juno [HERE]
Produced by DJ Shah,
Writtenp-By, Composed By - Roger P. Shah.
Recorded at SMP Studio.
Published by SMP Musikverlag. Under exclusive license of Shah-Music Germany
Biem/Stemra. Made in Holland.