Artist: Damien Heck Feat Michelle Chivers
Title: Morning After
Label: Electrofly Records
By: Simon Jones | 23 February 2005
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Damien Heck Futurology Mix

Damien Heck Feat Michelle Chivers "Morning After"

Out Now on Electrofly Records

Damien Heck is one of the latest names to emerge from Canada, joining the ever growing list of talent that seems to be developing in practically each of the country's provinces. A musically minded youngster who's keen interest in live instrumentation has always been a fundamental element of his musical influences, Damien has since learned to apply that to a more electronic sound and having gained the opportunity to collaborate with the excellent Michelle Chivers, now presents his proper debut single 'Morning After' to the world.

The 'Vocal Mix' draws its influence from the classic Spanish house sound that Damien is heavily inspired by, and he brings a new twist to this with some deep and silky beats that weave their way through the soft, uptempo groove. The vocal provided by Michelle Chivers brings an additional dynamic to the track, the diverse range of her voice subtly blending into the track, and whilst the overall track isn't going to set the dancefloor alight, it's an interesting and musically sound piece of work that could hold it's own on one of the many summer house or Ibiza compilations that get released.

The 'Futurology Mix' ensures the track gets some dancefloor recognition though, as Heck takes things up a gear with an harder, bass-led interpretation. Far and removed from it's original inspiration, this is a rolling epic that is not afraid to stray from it's downtempo routes, with the lovely Miss Chivers showing her versatility by providing un understated but extremely effective hook that puts the finishing touch to this cool remix.

Unlike the majority of breakbeat labels that seem to appear every other week, Electrofly always seem prepared to take that extra chance or place faith in projects others may not. 'Morning After' may not be a peak time record that jumps out at you, but by straying away from the obvious tricks, it's one that has great depth and musicality for sure.

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