A+ A-

REVIEW: Reel 2 Real ft. The Mad Stuntman - Raise Your Hands (Shadow Child Updates) on Positiva

Positiva continue their series of 25th Anniversary remixes by revisiting one of the biggest acts from the early days of the label, Reel 2 Real.  

‘I Like To Move It’, ‘Go On Move’ and ‘Can You Feel It’ had already established Erick Morillo and The Mad Stuntman as one of the biggest new acts in 1994 - and then came ‘Raise Your Hands’. Originally starting life as ‘Asuca’ by R.A.W. (another Morillo alias on the legendary Strictly Rhythm label), the addition of The Mad Stuntman’s unmistakable vocals helped give them their 4th top 15 hit of the year.

The update comes courtesy of UK producer Shadow Child, no stranger to chart success himself.
“I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one,” added Shadow Child, who also debuts his Acidub edit as part of the record’s release. “That infectious riff has been going round in my head since I originally heard it and it is such a honour to get to make 2 versions!” 
Having sound-tracked an array of nights over the last 25 years, the Shadow Child edit follows Positiva’s recent panel at International Music Summit, where Jason Ellis, A&R director of the label, spoke to the gathered crowd at Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hotel about the label’s history & success.

To celebrate 25 years since its inception, the label will spend 2018 showcasing their back-catalogue with a series of one-off parties and special releases from both the present day and yesteryear with Positiva also hosting a virtual exhibition, giving fans the opportunity to delve deeper into the rich history of the label via the Shazam code below.

Shadow Child’s 2018 update is available from Friday 22nd June!

Dimitri Kechagias review:
[review top="1"]
 [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"]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"]Reel To Real Feat. The Mad Stuntman - Raise Your Hands (Shadow Child Updates)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Shadow Child delivers superb updates of the beloved 90's classic house banger. With tribal grooves, fat wonky basslines, cool melody and infectious vocals is pretty sure that we deal for an Ibiza anthem with that Carnival atmosphere all over it. The Acid dub is packed with the same party uplifting vibe plus endless layers of acid to drive you totally insane with drop to make the whole club shout loud. The instrumental version is good to use with other acapella you may wish to play around or to focus just on the groove and melody for the ultimate feel good vibes. #PureGold Love IT [/content]

Additional info: