by: Christina Hernandez
May 30, 2018
A catchy anthem has been circulating through the dance world. Though carrying 80s undertones with its acidic elements and JJD’s nostalgic vocal clips, it commands the modern dancefloor with roaring synths and contemporary arrangement.
This song, titled “Close Your Eyes,” belongs to Luke Brancaccio and Simon Berry; and as it turns out, it has just received a brand new interpretation by none other than the esteemed John Digweed and his longtime collaborator Nick Muir as part of their new “versus” series which sees them providing their refreshed takes on iconic modern releases.
The two distinguished gentlemen have made the original completely their own in this case, emulating the acidic tones of the original while completely rearranging it to create maximum energy output. A driving low end, crisper kicks, and gritty basslines and synthwork merge together in a way that completely detonates the dancefloor serving as an excellent record for the peaktime, without diminished quality — an expected result from the remixers involved.
“Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry Feat. JJD versus John Digweed & Nick Muir – Close Your Eyes” will be available on Bedrock come June 4. Pre-order a copy of the single here.