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REVIEW: Scott Forshaw & Greg Stainer - Drug Of Choice out on Somn'Thing records

British house producers Scott Forshaw & Greg Stainer have teamed up for a monster of a record in the form of the vocal/deep house masterpiece ‘Drug of Choice’. Comfortably bridging the house and pop worlds, the song features vocals from regular Somn’thing Records collaborator Mickey Shiloh.

Remixes on the package include Scott & Greg’s alternative, down & dirty take (in the form of the ‘Forstain VIP Mix’), Walka, and label head honchos (and Scott’s other alter-ego in partnership with David Newsum) Somn3um.

Scott Forshaw is one of the talented group of fast-rising DJ/producers hailing from Leeds, UK. His sound is instantly recognisable: bass infused House including 90s R&B and Garage references with a hard-hitting groove. It’s this infectious sound which caught the eye of Armada, signing him up in late 2015. Scott’s label credits include the likes of Universal, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, 3Beat, Toolroom and many more.

Greg Stainer has made waves in the dance scene as one half of the multi award winning duo HOLLAPHONIC, as well as a solo artist. His achievements include multiple gold discs, iTunes #1s and over a million YouTube views. Based in Dubai, the producer has also achieved a top 10 position in DJ Magazine's Middle East & North Africa poll. He’s had support from some of the most influential names in the business including Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, Groove Armada, Mark Knight, Alex Gaudino, Sister Bliss, Axwell, and Erick Morillo. 

‘Drug of Choice’ is the next instalment from Somn’thing Records, the label set up by Somn3um earlier this year. The stable has been releasing a slew of top-quality house tracks since its inception in January, and is well and truly blazing its own trail into the summertime. Expect to see more releases announced soon.

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"]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"]Scott Forshaw & Greg Stainer - Drug Of Choice [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Scott Forshaw and Greg Stainer work together for a magnificent single that manage to win my attention and mesmerize my senses.  Drug Of Choice is supported by wide variety of remixes that will please the summer beach parties. The Original extended mix is future house at its best with uplifting piano chords, ravey synthy stabs, Ibiza organ riffs and magical female vocals that you simply want to sing a long. Somn3um Remix moves within the melodic balearic house category and attempts to take a much more smooth deep warm and sensual approach packed with synthy riffs and electronic pleasures along with organ riffs and Ibiza influences. Forstain VIP mix is a classy smashing version with wobbly basslines, chunky grooves, Ibiza friendly atmosphere with tropical sounds and xylophone melodies along with airy piano chords. Lastly Walka remix is the 2step version that will bring late night underground adventurous in London. Travelling and exciting will relax you and sooth you instantly with its sexy atmosphere. #PureGold Love It[/content]

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