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He Is The Joy

Donna Allen

SFRD063D2 | 2020-02-14  
Donna Allen’s 1999 gem ‘He Is The Joy’ is a track with dancefloor capabilities that have reverberated over the last two decades, and is a perfect example of how the combination of a powerhouse diva vocal and expert production (here courtesy of Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy) can rarely go wrong. Now a pair of remixes update this record box essential for the 2020s. Up first, Alan Dixon and Darren Morris bring their signature disco-laced sound to the release, delivering a serious dose of funk to the soulful original, as melodic keys and vintage-sounding percussion come into play for some blissful dancefloor nostalgia. Up next party-starting Italian duo Alaia & Gallo up the ante with their remix, chopping up the vocal as a resounding bassline and hypnotic drums make the record destined for dancefloor dynamite.

Donna Allen ‘He Is The Joy’ (Remixes)

1. He Is The Joy (Alan Dixon & Darren Morris Extended Disco Mix)
2. He Is The Joy (Alaia & Gallo Extended Remix)

Written, Arranged, Produced & Mixed by Marc Pomeroy & Brian Tappert for Urban Blues Project Productions
Lead Vocals by Donna Allen
Background Vocals by The Mount Olive Baptist Choir
Rhodes by Marc Pomeroy
Guitar by Jerome Smith
Bass by Gary Williams
Percussion by Brian Tappert
Strings Performed by The Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Strings Arranged by Marc Pomeroy & Brian Tappert
Track 1 Remix & Additional Production by Alan Dixon & Darren Morris
Recorded at North Street One Studios
Mixed by Matthew Styles
Track 2 Remix & Additional Production by Alaia & Gallo
Published by Soulfuric Music/Universal Music Publishing Ltd
P&C 2019 Defected Records Limited dba Soulfuric Recordings
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