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REVIEW: Adam F & Kokiri feat Rae - Harmony out on Love & Other/ Nothing Else Matters/RCA

Adam F, Kokiri & Rae have revealed the three remixes of their forthcoming single ‘Harmony'.

The first comes courtesy of Kideko, alongside regular collaborator and friend George Kwali. The pair’s previous collaboration, ‘Crank It’ received heavy support from Annie Mac, quickly becoming an instantly recognisable dance floor hit. They’ve applied a similar approach to their rework of Adam F, Kokiri and Rae’s track ‘Harmony’, adding a bouncing bassline, skipping hi-hats and garage-style synth notes to Rae’s soaring vocals for a catchy, four-to-the-floor take on the record. 

Garage legend MJ Cole has also stepped up to add his touch to ‘Harmony’. A slow intro focusing on Rae’s original vocals leads into a fast-paced house bassline coupled with cascades of synths, complimenting the chopped-up vocal samples from the original.

Third remix comes courtesy of Brighton-based duo The Prototypes, whose high-octane sound catapulted them into the spotlight back in 2010. Since then, they’ve had several hit records, released a debut album, completed world tours, scored music for a film, had 8 Beatport no1s in a row and launched their own label. Their version of ‘Harmony’ builds up the tempo of the original, pairing strong piano chords and Rae’s vocals with a powerful drum and bass beat and dramatic breakdown.

‘Harmony’ is the result of the meeting of three differing musical minds; Adam F, the mastermind behind legendary drum n bass track ‘Circles’ on Positiva, has since gone on to win a MOBO award for his album ‘Colours’, had a hit with Dizzee Rascal, and founded Breakbeat Kaos Records alongside DJ Fresh - with whom he collaborated to produce ‘Believer’. Consistently diversifying and pushing his musical skills, Adam F has even worked on film scores, and co-wrote the top line for Secondcity’s no1 hit ‘I Wanna Feel’. 

Meanwhile, 25 year-old Liverpudlian Kokiri, whose debut on tastemaker label Love & Other ‘Retrospect’ was championed by Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard, has already played a number of high-profile gigs at XOYO, Ministry of Sound, Egg and Ibiza Rocks despite still being relatively new to the scene. He is also a remixer in hot demand: in the last year alone, he has turned in reworks for the likes of Craig David, WSTRN, Tough Love and Wilkinson.

Rae, writer and featured vocalist, is in fact also a DJ, remixer and producer with a long history in the house music scene; her debut release was as lead vocalist and songwriter on Kings of Tomorrow’s 2008 anthem ‘Can’t Stop’ on Defected Records, whilst her most recent hit was as vocalist on ‘Take Me Away’ last year with SKT. Despite their differences, it’s clear that the trio share the same ear for production; ’Harmony’ showcases each of their skills to great effect. 

About Nothing Else MattersNothing Else Matters is the new record label founded by BBC radio 1 DJ and former BBC colleague Nigel Harding. It launched in huge style with 99 Souls’s hit ‘The Girl Is Mine’, and has since followed up with a mixture of both underground and radio-friendly releases, as well as a big event at London’s The Steelyard. 
Danny said about the label: “Everyday I’m discovering new tracks and extremely talented artists. Aside from supporting them on air and on the dancefloor, I’ve always wanted a way in which I can help even more people hear these incredible sounds.” 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [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"] Adam F & Kokiri feat Rae -  Harmony[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The awesome Harmony is the new single by the legend Adam F with the upcoming talent Kokiri featuring the incredible singer  Rae and comes with two very tasty remixes. The original mix is majestic slow moving futuristic drum n bass track with early 90's rave infusions that will please the older ravers and the new generations as well. The strongest asset of the single is the fantastic Rae voice that is so powerful and crystal clear that simply awakes your senses and make you wanna sing a long and dance instantly. For the house floors two super funky remixes perfect for summer beach parties. Firstly Kideko & George Kwali remix is melodic deep future house version with classic deep chunky grooves, Ibiza style organ riffs and old school ravey synthy stabs. The vocal once again shines and inspires you to sing a long and let the night take the blame. MJ Cole remix is an excellent  updated of the so well known worldwide UK speed garage sound but in modern futuristic terms with tech house influences and great cool vocal snippets along with the melodic synthy riffs coming and going  creating that pleasurable vibe to uplift you instantly. Third remix by The Prototypes is an excellent addition as the Brighton based artists add their energetic drum n bass sound with very uplifting piano melody at the top and the excellent vocal shinning on top. If you like floating and tripping out in the fast lane then this remix will be appropriate for you!  It sounds UK Top 40 to me. #PureGold Love iT.[/content]

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