Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eurythmics vs. Empire State Human - Love is a Stranger (808 versus mix)

This is a special treat. One of my all time favorite tracks from Eurythmics was "Love is a Stranger" from their self-titled 1983 album, a followup to their "Sweet Dreams" single.

Fast forward to 2009. Empire State Human is an electro band from Ireland, indeed musicians I have had the pleasure of collaborating with. Aidan Casserly, the singer of this band, has even contributed to original material of mine, which I recorded under the name of Synthetik FM.

Well, it turns out ESH's american label, Ninthwave Records, were releasing the third installment in their "Electricity" synthpop series, so ESH decided to do a cover of the above Eurythmics track, and they did a smashing job. It sounds so much like the original, yet updated. So, I decided to compare the two, by blending the two tracks together in a versus mix. You can't tell where one ends and the other begins! Enjoy!

Running time: 3 minutes 53 seconds

Official ESH video for "Love is a Stranger"

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