Yves Larock is responsible for one of the biggest classics in the dance music history. “Rise Up” was one of 2007’s most distinctive and infectious tunes, being played in all corners of the globe. So to see it return nearly 10 years later, is exciting to say the least.
Though the production itself spoke volumes, not much is known about the Swiss producer. With remixes of NERVO, Guru Josh and Ivan Gough since, his name has continued to pop up alongside quality material. So his collaboration with Spinnin Deep protégé LVNDSCAPE rightfully took our attention. Given that LVNDSCAPE has already amounted millions of play on SoundCloud for his remixes of Sander Van Doorn and original productions, his distinctive musical character always satisfies.
Championing deep house elements, Yves Larock revamps his 2007 with a groovier riff and an uplifting melody. Cavorting higher up the chord progression than the original, the pair still deliver his famous ‘sunshine’ vibes embodied in tracks like “Free Tonight”. With the iconic vocals receiving a new under body, a refreshing mood is also carried. While left unscathed, the melodic section during the hook is completely removed, replaced instead by a slower-moving percussion and mellow plucks. Nostalgic in effect and atmosphere, we’re more than content to rewind the clock down memory lane.
Set to release his remake on prevalent Spinnin Deep records, Yves Larock and LVNDSCAPE’s “Rise Up 2K16” was premiered by Oliver Heldens in his newest episode of Heldeep Radio – #093. Be sure to take a listen to its feature below at 18 minutes and 23 seconds, and let us know is if it stands out as a refreshing makeover or not!