Ask most any DJ what new track he or she is feeling at the moment and chances are theyll say Home by the legendary Suzanne Palmer. Taken from the full-length album of the same name that never seems to keep a street date, Home is an epic of a vocal from one of Star 69s favorite divas. Here with three mixes from up and coming producers, this is a single that cant be beat.
Jody Den Broeder and Ellis Miah together as the Beat Hustlerz, who wrote and produced the song, deliver a great dark, tribal mix to open the single up. While very good, the production needs more work with the riffs and keys to more effectively stomp out Palmers vocal. Dont get me wrong, its a great remix, but one that would be better suited for earlier or much later in the night.
The fact that I find the mix more subdued may be because of the two flaming hot, peak hour remixes by Offer Nissim. Both mixes are practically the same, give or take a few minor details. Remix Part One takes Palmers voice and throws it to the front much more than the seriously tribal-infused sound of Part Two. Both mixes have the same synths, drums, and bass, but with structure and eq-ing that are different. The drums for Part Two are much more defined and make for a more exciting ride than Part One. These will be the mixes on most DJs' playlists in the next few months.
In addition to the fabulous mixes for Suzannes Home, we also get two unreleased versions of her previous single, Luv to Luv. I, personally, never really fell in love with the song. It was good yes, and had some great mixes by some great remixers, but the song itself never really got me. David Morales does a great job of turning a mediocre song around though and delivers a funky, old-school house mix true to his style. Angel Moraes (who is always hit and miss with me) misses the mark in a simple, paint-by-numbers remix. Skip this one if youre not a die-hard fan.
If I had to find a weak point of the single it would have to be the lack of more remixes. With word of more mixes quickly spreading (DJ Paulo anyone?), perhaps it will only be a matter of time before these see the light of day.