Artist: Dave Seaman Presents Group Therapy Feat Nat Leonard
Title: My Own Worst Enemy
Label: Audio Therapy
By: Simon Jones | 19 August 2004
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Trafik Mix

Dave Seaman Presents Group Therapy Feat Nat Leonard "My Own Worst Enemy"

Out Now on Audio Therapy

Having spent the past few years establishing himself as part of Brothers In Rhythm alongside Steve Anderson, Dave Seaman has once again redefined himself, developing the new Group Therapy project. Encompassing all of the previous heritage and at the same time allowing Dave, Steve and other collaborators to work together under one banner, they now have the ability to focus on other projects, whilst at the same time working towards that goal he's been aiming at for so long - an artist album. 'My Own Worst Enemy' is the first of several single due to emerge, teaming Dave with former DMC world mixing champion and Stress artist Chad Jackson, and aided by the capable Irish vocalist Natalie Leonard.

The 'Original Mix' is a huge driving house track, with vast sweeping sounds, melodies and a killer electronic bassline that will set the speakers shaking for sure. A big lead moves through the centre of the track, as Natalie's vocal rolls in over the top, leading us to the payoff in the form of a guitar break that builds from nothing into the emotionally charged finale, with a looped vocal hook that you can guarantee to have stuck in your head days later, as Seaman and friends deliver yet another classic in the making.

Taking things slightly deeper, 'Trafik' toughen things up on the flip with their 'Sleeping With The Enemy'. By manipulating atmospheric moods, they create a big sounding progressive breaks mix that wastes no time in finding it's path. A subtle bassline navigates its way through layers of tough, ricocheting beats, until the first bridge of the vocal creeps in. It's when the beats kick back in that this mix comes to life, the vocal carefully placed into the heart of the groove, leading to a small drop there the tempo changes and takes us back up for a little while more, turning this excellent peak time remix into a true end of night track indeed.

Dave Seaman returns to the production field with another excellent single, and with more mixes of 'My Own Worst Enemy' to come, and the artist album well underway, the therapy begins here, so make sure you get your first part of the treatment sooner rather than later.

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