Some tunes refuse to go away! And most would agree that Linda Clifford’s 1978 glitter ball classic, ‘Runaway Love’ fits that description to a “T”! The energy-packed, soul-fuelled track is guaranteed to fill floors and it’s set to continue to do just that in a wonderful new, but totally respectful cover from the triumvirate that is Mark Wilkinson, vocal queen Rita Campbell and Italian maestro Michele Chiavarini.
UK Producer and DJ Mark Wilkinson, a key player on the London scene since the 90’s, is largely known for his Kidology labels and party brand; Rita Campbell is a prolific singer / songwriter who has written with a diverse range of artists including Steps (for whom she wrote the UK Number 1 hit ‘Stomp’!!!!), StoneBridge (RobinS), Toploader, Paul Weller, Jools Holland, Michael McDonald, and The Brand New Heavies while Michele Chiavarini needs no introduction here!
Wilkinson says: “’Runaway Love’ is one of my favourite ever records, the original from Linda Clifford is a Soul classic. It brings me joy every time I hear it!” and with a passionate vocal from Ms Campbell and some Chiavarini garnishes, the threesome bring the tune right up to date! The new tweak is big and brash, vibrant and vigorous… and it also comes in a second mix – a dynamic dub from Mark Wilkinson and producer Toni Economides, that works the same kind of magic . Get those glitter balls polished toute de suite!