First things first, If you don't have a copy of Kylie Minogue's new CD "X", you are missing out on truly the best electronic CD of 2007 and arguably one of the best ones ever.
So yes, I'm obsessed with this CD and I was waiting to see how the lead single "2 Hearts" would translate to the dancefloor. I was surprised when all the mixes I did find just didn't cut it for me. There's some interesting ones out there but nothing mainstream with a nice steady thump thump that makes you wanna throw your hands up in the air.
Well, God bless Almighty for doing what they do best: Taking a song and adding a helluvalot of energy to it!
Almighty had Jamie Knight do two cover songs for them (which Almighty is famous for), one being "2 Hearts" and the other is the Leona Lewis smash "Bleeding Love". Both of which are good in their own right and Jamie's voice can parallel Kylie's in some ways but when all's said and done, it's just not Kylie.
However, Almighty released the instrumental of their "2 Hearts" mix and I had the Kylie accapella handy so I re-assigned the tempo of the accapella from the normal 112 it is to Almighty's 129 (thankfully with no distortion!) and started slicing and dicing it over the track.
It was a little difficult as Kylie's phrasing in the original song is very loose and doesn't always coincide with the beats, so having it sped up I had to piece apart almost every line seperately. Thank God I love this song so much cause I needed alot of patience haha!
I'm extremely happy with this mix and I hope that this will please the masses out there!! Feedback is always welcomed!!!
Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (John Michael's Almighty Mix)