Album Review by EDF
Stonebridge is quite well known on the dance music circuit. When you mention dance music to some people, the first thought is of dull soulless dance music but somehow Stonebridge has managed to shake that label with this impressive album. Every track is a collaboration with a singer and for the most part the results are satisfactory, if not exciting.
The opening track, which is also the title track, features Charlie King in what can best be described as a kind of slowed down version of MICHAEL JACKSON’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” mixed with DONNA SUMMER’s “State Of Independence”. This false start to what is essentially a dance album works as the listener is not greeted with too much all at once. The soulful vocals featured throughout the album compliments Stonebridge’s production as he allows each artist enough space to add their bit of vocal magic. There are some welcome appearances from artists from the past such as Ultra Naté on the funky FREAK ON and Kenny Thomas on GOTTA GIVE IT UP. As you would expect with Hed Kandi product, the songs are uplifting house music that delivers just what the listener expects for a great going out on the town album.