2018 Sep 16     
2 Bit Thugs

Features the golden tonsils of Julie 'Finally' McKnight

A four-way collaboration here, as the S-Man teams up with Dutch house duo Park & Sons and KOT Finally vocalist Julie McKnight.

Trad-style uplifting vocal house is the order of the day, with This Feeling supplied in three only mildly varying mixes. On the Original mix it's McKnight's vocal with its message about positive mental attitudes ("while you're watching and waiting for your life to begin/it's already passed you by") that takes centre stage, underpinned by a stuttering bassline, rolling drums and a hands-in-the-air piano riff that could have bussed straight in from early 90s Ibiza. Various filters and FX are then employed on the more heads-down Dub, while a simple Radio Edit completes the package.

In all honesty, this may be a little too happy-clappy for many contemporary floors. But there's still a diehard audience out there for euphoric vocal tackle like this, and for them This Feeling will be like a breath of fresh air.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 14 September



Review Score: 7




Tags: Roger Sanchez, Park & Sons, Julie McKnight, Strictly Rhythm, house, vocal house