Thursday, 10 July 2014

HOLLY JOHNSON - SINGLE REVIEW

Holly Johnson - Follow Your Heart (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Director's Cut Signature Mix) 
Holly Johnson - Follow Your Heart

Release Date: 21st July 2014

So here we have a great combination - a true pop icon and one of the all time great DJs. This is one of the last remixes ever created by the late, great Frankie Knuckles and it's kinda cool that he did it for Holly Johnson, a British pop institution. 'Follow Your Heart' is a dyed in the wool, nailed to the wall club banger with a real 90s house feel and that distinctive Johnson vocal sassing and sizzling all the way through. There is a slightly dubious moment where Johnson urges us to "follow through" which must have a different meaning in Liverpool but on the whole this is an up-tempo dance triumph with gorgeous rippling synths and great piano stabs. There is a tinge of sadness when Johnson sings "take a leap across this great divide", though. We miss ya Frankie.

More information: http://www.hollyjohnson.com/

Live Dates:

18th October - O2 Academy, Bristol
19th October - Institute, Birmingham
21st October - O2 ABC, Glasgow
22nd October - O2  Academy, Newcastle
24th October - EchoTwo, Liverpool
25th October - Academy 2, Manchester

28th October - IndigO2, London

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