FAMBA and CLOVERDALE, “Rush On Me”
FELIX CARTAL and ELOHIM, “Nothing Good Comes Easy” (Cloverdale remix)
While Toronto-based, Halifax-born producer/DJ Famba has been a force on Canadian pop radio these past few years, as well as a regular North American dance radio presence, I’m glad he’s shed the Top 40 dance flavours for some funky trance-fused electronica with his new single “Rush On Me”, made in collaboration with fellow Haligonian buddy Cloverdale for Sonny Fodera’s Solotoko label. It’s an unpredictable, wild musical ride, designed for partying in the wee hours. There’s no denying that Famba and Cloverdale have immense chemistry and “Rush On Me” has club and festival smash written all over it.
In a complete coincidence, I’ve been enjoying the various remixes of Canadian radio hit “Nothing Good Comes Easy” by Juno Award winner Felix Cartal and dance music fave, L.A. vocalist/songwriter Elohim, but it’s the Cloverdale remix that truly stands out among them. Cloverdale pulls out the pop insides of the song and restuffs it with wacky techno goodness, reshaping some of Elohim’s vocals while maintaining the song’s core integrity.
So there you have some unexpected two-for-one down low on the recent music of Cloverdale while working with the talented bunch of Famba, Felix Cartal, and Elohim.