Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Sam Smith has attracted some sizeable remix duties since breaking through with his unmistakable toplines, but they don’t come much grander than New York kingpin Armand Van Helden. Having more recently focussed his efforts to the execution of Duck Sauce’s debut album and Herve collaboration “The Power of Bass,” the high-profile remix singals a welcome return from a man whose records continue to carry significant weight on the modern market. His remix of “I’m Not The Only One” is littered with classic hallmarks from start to finish. Scratchy beats, vintage leads and those welcomingly looped sensibilities take things back to basics, giving Sam Smith a proper house remix of the highest calibre. This sort of reliable genre panache is not only reassuring, but shows Armand Van Helden to be as important to the sound now as he was some twenty years ago.
Release date: August 31