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REVIEW: Oxen Butcher ft Bonnie Rabson - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free out on Flashover

Oxen Butcher debuts on Flashover Recordings with his huge new single with the lovely vocals of Bonnie Rabson. ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free’ is a typical Summer anthem, perfect for those ultimate sunshine filled moments.

Oxen Butcher burst onto the scene in January of last year with his first track which was given away as a free download with it immediately supported by BBC Introducing, this quickly followed by his first official release ‘Love & Happiness EP’, which proceeded to be a Beatport Chill Out No.1.

The second EP also went top 3 on Beatport’s Chillout chart and was again supported by BBC Introducing. His next single ‘Walking On The Sun’ was playlisted on Tiesto’s AFTR:HRS Spotify playlist.

And now there’s ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free’. Music lovers will recognize it from the original by legendary singer Nina Simone, but Oxen Butcher has truly made it his own together with the beautiful vocals from Bonnie Rabson.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
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 [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"]Oxen Butcher ft Bonnie Rabson - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Flashover presents the massive melodic deep house beauty by Oxen Butcher ft Bonnie Rabson called I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free and is brilliant remake of the beloved Nina Simone. The track has first of all incredible lyrics that during those dark times that we go through means a lot to all of us as we think that we are Free but actually the chains remain. Bonnie's performance is stunning as she manages to make the track on her own without recalling Nina's original. Oxen production is super magical with deep haunting basslines, awesome synthy lines, melancholic piano chords and cinematic atmosphere that travel you to faraway places in USA. The VIP Club mix is slightly faster and adopts tougher bassline with bouncy kick but still remains on the same melodic dream tropical house direction perfect to incorporate on any deep festival house set. Quality from start to finish and why not some trance remixes will be brilliant idea.#PureGold Love IT[/content]

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