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REVIEW: Duke Dumont x Gorgon City - Real Life ft. NAATIONS (Remixes) out on Virgin EMI / Universal Music

Taking ‘Real Life’ to a highly Balearic vibe, Tom & Collins deliver an explosive reworking of the summer hit. The duo, heavily influenced by deep house and techno, coat their remix in their signature house-heavy sound with claps and brass fanfares interjecting catchy horns. Labelled by DJ Mag as a pair whose "star potential shines right through”, here lies a production made for the Ibiza clubs with deep pulsating melodies giving a new feel to the pop-infused original.

Since release, the original of ‘Real Life’ has been taking clubs by storm, already cementing its status as one of the songs of the summer. Highlighting Duke Dumont and Gorgon City’s ability to produce incredible hits ready for dance floors around the world whilst NAATIONS distinctive vocals add a pop element to the soulful melody - creating a surefire crossover hit. A BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record, the track has been streamed over 6 million times globally on Spotify alone and has been supported by BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Mistajam and Greg James.

The track has also received various remixes so far this summer from likes of Dillon Francis, Kilter, and Murdock, as well as the Terrace Dub, and Solardo remixes.

Catch Gorgon City on their 22 date North America & UK ‘Kingdom’ Tour later this year. Tickets available here: http://www.gorgoncity.com/

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
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 [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]
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 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Duke Dumont and Gorgon City collaborate for the instant classic Real Life ft. NAATIONS. The original has all the elements and grace to keep you hooked for hours while the new remixes are adding the needed fresh spark.  Tom & Collins remix transforms the original into a relaxing smooth deep tribal house anthem with great organic percussion, old school basslines and organ and trumpet riffs. Murdock Remix brings drum n bass vibes all over the track with fast basslines and pumping drums with piano chords and vintage synthy themes.  Terrace Dub is old school and minimal with less vocals and stripped back to basics. and perfect underground touch. Dillon Francis Remix is futuristic and combines electronic elements with deep basslines and punchy grooves to unleash its raw power. Kilter Remix is playful with stomping techno grooves and oriental like percussion sounding rough and dirty. Lastly Solardo remix is deep moody with certain Detroit flavour as it merges wobbly electro grooves, rolling drums and acidic overtones along with just the chorus of the vocal. Great remix package that sounds credible for club djs and doesn't target only the radio audience and spotify listeners. #PureGold Love IT  [/content]

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