It’s been quite some time since I’ve been puzzled upon hearing a house track, and having that dire moment of frustration of not being able to properly identify the song. Usually when a house song comes on I’m able to smile with this cocky uncanny look, and then I mentally open up my dictionary of house music.
Being able to identify a house song is something that I take pride in, but for the past year I’ve been hearing this one track over & over again on various podcasts. Usually if I don’t know the name of a track I’ll go on this hunt to figure it out,even if it means sipping on coffee and scratching my head to the wee hours of the morning. But with this one track, I just never found the time to hunt it down; the song is so good that I just get caught up listening to it over & over again.
So earlier today I was laying on my bed trying to clear my mind (had a long week of drama, which made me realize I don’t need a relationship right now,) and then I heard that track again. So I decided to actually look at the tracklisting (luckily SS Radio UK provides a playlist) and I learned that the song is called “Gabrielle” and it’s the Matt Jam Lamont & Scott Diaz Classic Vocal Mix.
The song is actually a nice rework of Roy Davis Jr.’s classic track “Gabriel” featuring Peven Everett. The originally is already a nice track, but the revisited remix takes the song to a new bpm. You can opt for the lounge/house vibe of the original, or you can get lost in the soulful infusion of the EMKYU version.
I’m just glad that I finally know the name of the track, and now every time I hear it I can simply say “Oh that’s “Gabrielle” by EMKYU and it’s the Matt Jam Lamont/Scott Diaz Classic Vocal Mix. Okay, that wasn’t really simple, but you get the point.
The original track below.
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