The right remix brings “I Thought You Were My Friend” by UK singer/songwriter @JamesLeon1 to new heights courtesy of @Pollarik

JAMES LEON, “I Thought You Were My Friend” (Pollarik ’86 remix)

Artists should never give up on a good song.  Originally released last year, London-based singer/songwriter James Leon attracted some fair attention with “I Thought You Were My Friend”. Despite its strong lyrics, I think the mix of the song was missing something.  Producer/remixer Pollarik has worked on some of James’ other songs, so who better to reignite “Friend” with a sizzling 80’s-flavoured remix that is just begging for a dance floor complete with mirror disco ball.  James’ vocal sounds great too in this strut-worthy mix.  Electronic dance music fans, especially those with retro dance fever, will have a blast with this one.

Published in: on June 30, 2020 at 10:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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UK singer @JamesLeon1 launches ProjectXS with the urgent house of “FOMO” (DJ Breeezr remix)

ProjectXS featuring JAMES LEON, “FOMO” (DJ Breeezr remix)

UK singer/songwriter James Leon returns with a promising kickstart in the form of ProjectXS with “FOMO”.  In its original version, it’s a hard-hitting electronic pop single that brings to mind early FrankMusik circa a similar song from earlier in this decade, “The Fear Inside”.  Thus far it’s been reshaped into three remixes, the best of which is the DJ Breeezr remix.  This one tones down the original and gives it a more approachable house backdrop, which brings out the desperation of the lyrics suitably for the dance floor venue.  There are a lot of underlying classic 80’s influences from the likes of Erasure and Pet Shop Boys in the foundation of “FOMO” which help get its chorus stuck in your head.  Watch for more solid dance pop to come our way from James and ProjectXS.

Published in: on July 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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