Recycle It!: (Slow) Dance With Death Metal Disco Scene's Take On Whitney

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wild card remake time. Boredom is sometimes a good thing, because I wouldn't have found this remake of a sage Whitney Houston classic if I hadn't been so. And before you groan about re-do's of La Houston...this is not an American Idol post dealing in the further strangling death of "I Will Always Love You". This is something much better. London based duo, Death Metal Disco Scene is comprised of  singer Scorch Shepherd and producer/writer, David James Billing, whose credits extend to co-writing for Kylie Minogue's 2004 Body Language and doing remixing magic for Bat For Lashes and Lily Allen. The duo is currently swirling around in electro-dance circles, and are currently on the rack to release an album, although unsigned to any major labels. In the meantime, the two currently took on Whitney Houston's 1987 classic, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and shine it in a new light...or should I say, a new darkness? Imagine that the electric charge of the original got shorted out and was morphed into a burning slow dance. It's downright icy, sleek, yet oddly soothing, in a nighttime groove type of way. 

Okay, okay, it's nothing compared to Whitney's fire blaze of a single cause I'm a right purist for that shrill synth opening and Whitney's jubilant "whooo!" , not to mention I can never get tired of seeing Whitney romping around in tu-tu's with frosted blue eyeshadow. Though it's never a bad thing to experiment and slow down the tempo of a dance classic.

And for vintage sake...

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