BBR100 We Belong Together
Byron Stingily / Teddy Douglas
“We Belong Together” contains four mixes. The main living room Peak Hour Mix opens up with hi-powered, dense bottoms and percussive elements that build into insistent key stabs then suddenly dives into this ear grabbing, drama-filled, twinkling symphonic break as Byron gently caresses the first ad libs lines over this enchanting orchestration. From there, the sweet R&B “boogie” style chords become the platform for the verses, neatly placed horn accents dot across the full production. The chorus is a killer; Byron slays the lyric as he always does in his exquisite, soulful pleading falsetto telling the object of his affection, “We Belong Together”. The Monday Night Vocal Mix goes a step further with percolating congas and swinging violins that accentuate the well-paced drums and percussion of this delectable mix. The brassy horns sing in tandem with Byron as he tugs on the heartstrings with his romantic, chromatic vocal ad libs and signature riffs. The sugar-laden strings and sparkling pianos brings to mind the 90's Ten City production of Marshall Jefferson DJ/songwriter/musician/producer, Maurice Fulton is one of House music’s true originals, back where he started . Maurice had the first release on Basement Boys records with Sticky People "Kong" .He is considered by some aficionados as the “Jimi Hendrix of House music” with a mind blowing complexity behind all that is deep, dark and funky. As per the webzine, Resident Advisor, “Maurice is the toast of both the underground House and Leftfield scenes with an enviable back catalogue”. The Maurice Fulton mix takes a more soulful tech approach employing a host of electro sounds. The multi-toned, percussive wind chime effect seductively caress each other into a fervent polyrhythmic vortex, and pulsating underneath this rhythmic melodic interplay are classic snares, tom toms & hi-hats, deep sub bass and a meaty kick all define a masterful alignment of electro and acoustic elements. At the midway point, Maurice turns the suspense-filled symphonic intro from the previous mixes into this electro breakdown groove fest sure to drive dancers into a frenzy! On top of this tech-driven soundscape, Byron delivers the heartfelt lyric.