Various Artists [David Penn / Inner City / Riva Starr]
‘EP12’ stays true to committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering a package of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Spanish production maestro David Penn takes over the A-Side, kicking things off nicely with supercharged vocal house cut ‘Lift Your Hands Up’ featuring Ramona Renea. David’s hand-clapping, piano riffing production style continues on his remix of Idris Elba & Inner City’s red-hot collab ‘No More Looking Back’, brimming with summertime energy. On the B-Side, another close friend of Defected Riva Starr takes control. Featuring London vocalist Phebe Edwards, the original version of ‘Love Divine’ opens, with menacingly gradual builds, bubbling synths and spectacular organ breakdowns. The Funk Mix follows, deeper and groovier while continuing to showcase Riva’s intuitive, multi-faceted production at its finest.
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Label: Defected Records