Classic soul jams refuse to go away. The best songs are always being covered, recycled, re-mixed and re-imagined. Latest icon to win a new lease of life is Junior’s wonderful 1982 smash, ‘Mama Used To Say’.
The tune’s renaissance comes courtesy of MANNIX – one of Austria’s top soulful house DJs/Producers. House heads will know he’s been on the scene since the early 90s and has worked here, there and almost every blinkin’ where!
For his new look at the Junior chestnut Mr M’s drafted in VillaLife to add a little spice. The instrumentation is live – Florian Macheck provides the guitar licks and a powerful live bass, whilst Simon Plötzeneder delivers a tasty trumpet performance. The vocals are down to ever dependable soul man Andre Espeut who manages to put his own stamp on the familiar.
Always a clarion call to the floor, this new ‘Mama’ extends the invite and if you fancy some proper glitter ball magic, try the Brazilian disco flavoured alternative mix from DJ Meme. Whatever you go for “live your life” – that’s what Mama used to say!
Mannix & VillaLife feat. Andre Espeut ‘Mama Used To Say’ (Incl. DJ Meme Remix) will be releases on Traxsource promo on June 4th / Full release June 11th, 2021, on Dafia Records.