PARRALOX, “Electric Nights” (radio edit)
Some songs just live on and are transformed to have their own showcases, even if it’s years later. Australia’s prolific Parralox revitalizes “Electric Nights” as the latest single from the same-titled 8 song EP, featuring a new radio edit, as well as a separate 12 song EP that includes the likes of remixers Pete Hammond (of Stock/Aitken/ Waterman) and Vinny Vero. “Electric Nights” started out as a contest entry in 2003 which ultimately won Australia’s Best Dance Song of the year as sung by frequent collaborator Roxy (who sings back up on this new version). But “Electric Nights” somehow never saw release until Parralox’s 2016 album Subculture. Even then “Electric Nights” was perhaps lost in the weight of many strong, differently flavoured songs, and at last gets its own showcase. Ever the learned connoisseur of 80’s and 90’s electronic dance pop, John von Ahlen, Parralox’s producer, chief songwriter, and often vocalist himself, has designed “Electric Nights” Mach III to make a big splash on dance music radio and in clubs, with Johanna Gervin’s bright vocal a key attraction. “Electric Nights” also bridges the wait for the next Parralox album, due in 2018, called Genesis. Add “Electric Nights” to your Spotify playlist at the link above.