Just in time for the weekend, Canadian Mark ‘Cyclist’ Penner ,a fixture in Canada's live funk scene for years as part of live dance outfit Moses Mayes, has shared his new single “Shine”as a free EDM download. The track is heavily influenced with the post-disco, electronic paths dance music took in the early 80s - electro funk, proto-house etc.
‘Shine’ sweats and drips like a block party jam on a hot New York day, D-Train and Tom Tom Club lost on the Paradise Garage’s dancefloor: chunky beats, skippy keyboards and guest singer/songwriter Maiko Watson belts out her gut-wrenching delivery. File under electric soul that rocks.
Remix-wise, an imposing cast has got down to business on “Shine”. One of Sweden’s finest, Drop Out Orchestra plug the vocoder and stay faithful to the original while opting for a more big room angle. Next, relying on his trademark spaced-out synths, live bass and perc, New York’s groover Lou Teti lets wild on the pitchbend and dubs things out. Completing the package, Chicago’s Rogue Vogue gives ‘Shine’ a rugged, jackin’ house make-over complete with tasty pianos. Beware this could be the release’s dark horse.
Check the full single pack on SoundCloud stream one, grab the orginal version of “Shine” as a free download immediately following. “Shine” will be released July 29th, Via Continental Records.