Mark Knight & James Hurr shares ‘Lady (Hear Me Tonight),’ a re-imagination of the House classic: Listen
An all-time House classic reimagined by Toolroom Records owner and his studio partner: Mark Knight & James Hurr shares “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” in the form of Tech House
A true house classic has now been remastered, and with the help of Toolroom Records label and one of its owners at the helm, Mark Knight & James Hurr shares a new tech house cover called “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)”, which reinterprets Modjo’s 2000 track in line with today’s club trends.
There’s no question that we’re seeing a lot of covers on the music market these days, because as we slowly move away from the releases of the original classics, the more likely it is that those bangers will be forgotten – and maybe a good solution to that is to get a few reissues from time to time. This is the occasion for the remake of “Lady”, the biggest hit by French house duo Modjo, which was still topping the Beatport charts in June, 23 years after its release. Interestingly, the original song sampled the melody of the song “Soup For One” by the American R&B and funk band Chic, which is perhaps the most famous melody of the song that comes to mind at any given time.
“If you have heard me play any time since WMC you would of heard me play this …From Miami to Melbourne my new record with @jameshurrmusic “lady” goes off!! It’s out today on @toolroomrecords“, added Mark to his Instagram post.
Although we have heard many covers over the years of this track, this time Mark Knight has collaborated with James Hurr on their own vision. One of the members of the collab, Mark Knight, a DJ and electronic music producer, is perhaps the most known name for some, as he is the founder of Toolroom Records, one of the UK’s biggest house, tech house, and dance labels. On the other hand, we have James Hurr, who is a sound engineer in the UK and a member of a long-active electronic music duo, Moto Blanco, but also a studio partner of Mark Knight, among others. From this collaboration came the release of “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” on Toolroom, a truly punchy club tune that makes the song memorable with danceable beats, catchy vocals, and iconic guitar riffs lifted from the aforementioned original song, elevating the Modjo classic to its worthy place.
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