Henrik B and Rudy – Leave A Light On (Original Mix and NO_ID remix)
Axtone follows up Thomas Gold’s Beatport topper, “Sing2Me,” with another prize single. “Leave A Light On” comes from Axtone veterans: Henrik B, who joined fellow Swede, Axwell, for his classic remode of “Teenage Crime,” and Rudy, who has provided vocals for bangers like “In The Air,” “Open Your Heart,” and “Let It Go.” Strong bass line introduces the vocal to light synths and piano riffs where the beat picks up steam. Its emotional melody, which is lighter than yet similar to that of “Trio,” carries the track entirely. Raw bass closes the single with the same authority that opened it, and there’s also a NO_ID remix that you can listen to below.
Note: The released version is an edit of the original mix.
NO_ID provides the only official remix of the track, keeping the release exclusive to the Axtone family. Unfortunately there’s a lack of production flexibility that we’ve seen from the Dutch duo thus far, and this remix sounds a little too similar to “How R U Feeling Right Now” and their remix of “Wild One Two.” Regardless, “Leave A Light On” embraces the NO_ID sound and proves Rudy’s vocal to be adaptable for future mashups.