Alan Fitzpatrick Remixes Shannon Classic ‘Let The Music Play’

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Southampton-born techno don Alan Fitzpatrick has remixed Shannon’s 80s mega-hit ‘Let The Music Play’, out 14th May on championing Canadian imprint Unidisc.

Combining a hypnotic, syncopated drum beat with Shannon’s intriguing vocals and adding his own twist to the pioneering 303 bassline, Fitzpatrick’s trademark big-room techno sound permeates through the club-ready remix. Meanwhile, his ‘6AM Terrace Mix’ eases off on the intensity providing a more nostalgic ode to the original but still brimming with infectious dancefloor energy.

Originally released in 1983, ‘Let The Music Play’ was the first of Shannon’s four #1 singles on the ‘US Dance Club Songs’ chart. It also peaked at #2 on the ‘Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ chart and #8 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’, with many regarding it as the beginning of the ‘dance-pop’ era.

Originally released in 1983, ‘Let The Music Play’ was the first of Shannon’s four #1 singles on the ‘US Dance Club Songs’ chart. It also peaked at #2 on the ‘Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’ chart and #8 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’, with many regarding it as the beginning of the ‘dance-pop’ era.

Over its four-decade-long lifetime, Unidisc has constantly evolved and shifted with the times – formed in 1977 it quickly became one of Canada’s largest independent record labels, building a reputation around its Italo disco and Hi-NRG output from artists such as Lime, France Joli, and Geraldine Hunt. Unidisc went on to spawn a national movement that was a precursor to the arrival of global stars like Richie Hawtin, John Aquaviva and Mistress Barbara.

Another Unidisc classic receives the remix treatment from a contemporary dance music favourite.

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