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Kola Kube feat. Choklate – Break My Heart [Z Records]

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Surround Sounds have been quietly building a rep with several strong selling releases from The Revenge, Hot Toddy and Joey Negro. Next up is “Break My Heart” featuring the vocals of Seattle based Neo soul star Choklate.

The chunky mid tempo backing track to “Break My Heart” cheekily recreates the squelchy keyboard riff from the Wham classic “Everything She Wants”, which obviously gives some instant familiarity but “Break…” adds a completely new song featuring Choklate’s delightful vocal harmonies. The Extended Mix keeps the soulful vibe fully in tact while the Special Dubbb makes use of a heavyweight bassline and other key riffs for version that builds and drops beautifully to end with a vocal climax.

For a more instantly playable peak time dance floor version head for the Kola Kube NY House Mix. A trendy proto house drum groove complete with echoing handclaps sits beneath classic boogie synths and an ultra catchy bassline. That Wham riff is teased in and when it finally drops it drops its quite a moment – and likely to get the odd hand in the air this summer. Think of an unreleased Shep Pettibone dub of Wham or even Tensnake and you get the idea.

Last up are hot Berlin based production duo Session Victim. The guys are on a roll with releases like their excellent Million Dollar Feeling on Delusions of Grandeur last year. For their mix the musical direction is pure underground house with warm chords and Detroit style bass. Sure to appeal to fans of the more musical end of deep house.

DJ Reactions:
Dimitri From Paris – Nice work around a timeless classic
Jimpster – Session Victim Mix is killer! Will be playing this one a lot.
Mousse T – Dope
Q Burns Abstract Message – Nice release! Session Victim Remix is the one for me. Special Dubbb is really cool.
Rocky – Session Victim mix all the way for me.
Roberto Rodriguez – Great summer pack! Will be spinning this while having multiple mojitos by the pool!
Yam Who? – Love it. Great summer record with quality vocal production
Rob Mello – One of my favourite Wham numbers. Great job
Mario Cotto – Fun summer jammer
Graham Sahara – Session victim remix for me thanks, cool track
Jonathan Moore – Session Victim provide the goods for me on this package with their late night deep n’ sleaazy rework.
Steve Mac – Nice house music
Sean McCabe – The Session Victim mix is FIRE!
Robert Owens – Great track
Dj Diciple – Nice!
Cosmic Boogie – Good release…Session Victim for me.
Moodymanc – Love the Session Victim mix thanks
Craig Smith – Like all the mixes but will probably get the most play out of the Session Victim remix.
Chris Duckenfield – Can’t beat a bit of vintage Wham, albeit through a 21st century deep house jam jar. SeshVic for me
Fred Everything – Nice! Summer vibes all over
Shane Johnson – The Session Victim remix is superb. Great groove, melody and atmosphere.
Milton Jackson – Yas sehr gut, Session Victim for me. Very nice indeed
Jon Cutler – Great Music!
Sarah Favouritizm – LOOOOOVE IT!!!!
iDJ Mag – Quality as ever from Z…
Graeme Park – Oh Lordy, Lordy, Lord! That’s all I can say. Over and over and over. Praise the Lord!
Darren Holland – Smooth silk stuff
Harri Sub Club – Kola Kube mix for me
Groove Assassin – This is the FUNK! ! Love it …esp Wham esque vibes..badness ! Session victim mix is HEAVY !
Craig Bartlett – Amazing release love it
Shur-i-kan – Tune!
Gareth Sommerville – Kola Kube NY house mix is worth four stars
Fitzroy Da Buzzboy – Nice variation of mixes with the retro 80’s electro influence
Oli Lazarus – Choklate & Dave. Very dope shit!!
Ricky Morrison – Great sound! Loving the ole skoool vibes on this!
John Jones – Absolutely love this. Big nod to one of my favourite tracks ever!

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