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REVIEW: Markus Schulz featuring Ethan Thompson - Love Me Like You Never Did out on Black Hole recordings

1. Daisy Summer Mix
2. Nifra Remix
3. NERQ Remix
4. Paul Damixie Remix
5. Alex Preston Remix
6. Date Night Remix
7. Glover & ZUREZ Remix
8. Radio Edit

What does every irrepressibly infectious, summer-champing, night-defining release need? Why, an equally irrepressibly infectious, summer-champing, night-defining remix selection of course!

In the case of ‘Watch The World’s first official single, Markus has put together a criterion rebuild edition, which embraces every conceivable time of the day or night. With mixes from NERQ, Nifra, Date Night, Alex Preston, Paul Damixie, Glover & ZUREZ and Markus himself, ‘Love Me Like You Never Did’ is coming back… and coming back strong!

Kicking the package off is Markus’ own ‘Daisy Summer’ rework, with his extended take lovingly crafted for the festival season ahead. Coldharbour regular Nifra aims her ‘Love Me’ interpretation at later-hours elevation. Primed by pitch wheel machinations, rimshot percussion and moving melodies; finished with tech brimstone - she drops the hardiest, clubbiest version of the package.

NERQ remix front-and-centres the track’s key elements (strummed acoustic guitars, Ethan’s heartfelt vocals and the pair’s captivating lyrics) and works the uplift to its natural conclusion. Romania’s Paul Damixie meanwhile gives the track a poolside rub, with a palm-like waft to its swaying, breezing rhythms.

Australian studio-head Alex Preston brings a 21st century house ethic to the track. Think Bondax, Bashmore - dash of Heldens maybe, and you’re locked into the right groove.

Last, but by no means least, Date Night and Glover & ZUREZ take it down warmer, more seasonal paths. By turns supplying their mixes with lilting timbale percussion, sax blasts, temperately thermal bass and trop-house tenets, all you need to add is some sand underfoot!

All bases covered, ‘Love Me Like You Never Did’ is match-fit and ready to become the soundtrack to your 2016 summer. Love ‘Love Me’ all over again from today. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Daisy Summer Mix[/item]
 [item value="10"]Nifra Remix[/item]
 [item value="9"]NERQ/Paul Damixie[/item]
 [item value="8"]Alex Preston/Date Night/Glover & ZUREZ[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Markus Schulz is Watching The World and presents his newest single called Love Me Like You Never Did featuring the top vocals by Ethan, The Daisy Summer is a fantastic crossover of big room room with trancy elements that will win easily both camps. Nifra remix is the best in the package as she pounds hard with her devastating rough dark basslines, punchy drums, swirling synths and superb breakdown that allows the vocal to breath and then goes for  full on hands experience. Next great remix is NERQ version with deep future house influences with calming parts and big uplifting sequences. The rest of the remixes move in and out of deep house and trap adding to the package more chances to be adored by wider audiences. Overall is a magnificent single with the right amount of pop sensibility to crossover to mainstream dj sets and playlists. #PureGold Love It[/content]

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