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BBM-00008 | 2022-05-01  
After 3 previous remix collaborations on Vibe Boutique Records (Tonight, Flying High & Get Away), Dirty Harry and Mpho Masilo take a bold stab at recreating the infamous soulful-gospel ballad 'Open My Heart' (originally recorded in 1999 by the legendary Yolanda Adams, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis).

The song itself is a testament of spirituality, and the idea to recreate it came when Mpho posted a video of herself singing the song during the early days of the pandemic as a song of hope during a time of hopelessness. On this rendition, Mpho Masilo delivers a lush and impassioned vocal atop soothing string arrangements, warm pianos and an emotive electric guitar lead providing the backdrop for her vocal. This house rendition stays true to the vibe of the original, yet delivers wonderfully in the soulful house arena.

Produced, Mixed & Arranged by Harry St. Clare aka Dirty Harry (for Brooklyn Built Music Recordings)
Vocals by: Mpho Masilo
Vocal Engineer: Steven Barkan (MAW, DEF Mix)
Lyrics by: Yolanda Adams, James Harris, James Q. Wright & Terry Lewis.
Piano by: Leo Design Music
Guitar: George Senger
Bass / Strings / Drums / Arrangements by: Harry St. Clare
Art Design by: Farib Alvarez

Special Thanks: Mpho Masilo, Brigetta Dunson (Vibe Boutique Records), Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez, Steven Barkan, Mike Delgado, Frankie Feliciano, Bradford James, Farib Alvarez, Isaac Santiago, Headsnack, Hakeem Syrbram, Klevakeys, my wife and daughter, and everyone supporting House Music!

Under license from Legacy Productions, Inc. d/b/a Easy Song. Published by: Brooklyn Built Music (ASCAP)
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