An interesting release history marks "Just Like That," the third single from Amber's recent album My Kind Of World. Promotional copies of the remixes were sent out in November 2005 to club DJs; and in early December, Amber's website featured the remixes for sale, as did i-Tunes. Now finally in January 2006, dance music fans are treated to an official release at retail for the maxi-single "Just Like That," complete with a generous 10 remixes.
The best of the lot would have to be Jason Nevins' mixes, simply for the consistent, reliable, rock-tinged sound he is so well known for. The Nevins edit has been getting major airplay at US dance radio, which is no surprise it's clearly the most accessible, mainstream mix out of the bunch. Another winner is the Corbo & Atchison Club Mix, which heavily samples the beats of Victor Calderone's "Ray Of Light" mix by Madonna. While it does sound a bit cluttered as the verses start, the synth riff throughout much of the mix ties it all together quite nicely.
A darker, more tribal sound characterizes DJ Jeff Barringer's Club Anthem, while the Roland Belmares & Preve Club Mix is plagued by a bassline which is simple and just doesn't seem to sit right with the vocals in some places. Rounding out the bunch is the Solar City vs. DJ Rico Club Anthem, a mix which Amber herself chose to perform at a recent club appearance in Phoenix.
Two other mixes grace this release: Wolfram Dettki's Birthday Girl Ballad and the Sweet Rains Main Radio Mix. Both are short edits, and neither one were available for preview at press time.
All in all, this is looking up to be the best single release so far from Amber's self-released album My Kind Of World. With an abundant assortment of mixes included on this CD single, it's a no-brainer: go out and buy this one just like that!