Sorry that I’ve only been able to put a few songs up over the past week, I’ve been struggling to keep up in school and am pretty exhausted both mentally and physically at the moment. I feel like I have no control as everything just seems to pile on top of me, with life seeming pretty unorganised at the moment. But enough with the feeling sorry for myself, I’m going to try and put at least one good song up each day this week until I’m back on track.
And here’s the first of those, in the form of Joe Goddard’s remix of Nneka’s “Shining Star”. Bar “Heartbeat” and it’s amazing Chase & Status remix, which was recently sampled on Rita Ora’s “R.I.P”, I’ve never really paid that much attention to Nneka. But that’s all going to change now, as I listened to the previews of her new album “Soul Is Heavy” on Itunes and it sounded really promising.
“Shining Star” is a great soulful song, which Joe Goddard puts a nice chill-out spin on with this remix. After the amazing “Gabriel” and his remix of Delilah’s “Love You So”, this Hot Chip member has been putting out some really good work on his own. He manages to blend the German-Nigerian singer’s soft, soulful vocals perfectly against progressive, hollow drum beats, resulting in something which has a minimalistic 90s house feel about it.
The track’s slight calypso make everything so uplifting. It’s light and breezy, with a precise production that makes the moment seem so much better. Hopefully this will be a slow burner on radio, and become a minor hit at least. It’s the perfect prelude to the great summer ahead.