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Happy people

#1 Post by Drem » Thu 23 Jan 2020, 10:44 pm

What a track! We need this released as fourth single, with extended version and good 12" remixes. Period.
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#2 Post by Mark R.Y. » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 3:57 am

I like that hint of Music for Boys re the sped-up "ah-oo" voice in Happy People.

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#3 Post by Bjossi » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:02 am

Extended mixes would be right at home with Hotspot's retro feel. PSB haven't done a lot of extended mixes since Behaviour which is a shame.

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#4 Post by D.J. » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:05 am

Absolutely!👍 This song is perfect for extended remix! That middle 8 is the single most thrilling part of Hotspot. Pure magic! It would be a shame it is not milked more in the extended mix.😉

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#5 Post by MikeyC » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:20 am

Despite being uptempo and having a “euphoric” sound, there is a real sadness to the song. It’s also right out of the early 90s; heck, it could’ve been on Very! It sort of longs to go back in time, to a more innocent time when we were young. That comes through the song.

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#6 Post by Luke Colorado » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:34 am

It sounds a lot like I’ve Got Your Music by Saint Etienne.
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#7 Post by glennjridge » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 5:21 am

its my fav track off the album. When the bass line starts at the beginning it makes me think I am in a movie theater in the 80's and the opening credits to a 80's comedy movie is starting.

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#8 Post by agent doris » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:15 am

Reminds me of Crucified by Army of lovers, love it!!!

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#9 Post by goughsjd » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:34 am

D.J. wrote:
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:05 am
Absolutely!👍 This song is perfect for extended remix! That middle 8 is the single most thrilling part of Hotspot. Pure magic! It would be a shame it is not milked more in the extended mix.😉
Probably my fave track. In the album and mainly because the Middle 8 is so. Awesome really gets ya going and you just want more more more
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    #10 Post by DavidG » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:36 am

    agent doris wrote:
    Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:15 am
    Reminds me of Crucified by Army of lovers, love it!!!
    Same here! :dance:
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    #11 Post by y3potential » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:57 am

    I can imagine Happy People being played during the Goal of the Month segment on Match of the Day..
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    #12 Post by y3potential » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:58 am

    Double post
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    #13 Post by jules » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 9:43 am

    agent doris wrote:
    Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:15 am
    Reminds me of Crucified by Army of lovers, love it!!!
    I was thinking the same. This and dj culture And sometimes many other songs (just one kiss from basement jaxx, and Lies).
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    #14 Post by Brasa » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 9:45 am

    I didn't like it at first listen and I still don't. It sounds quite old and I also don't like the "rap" part.
    I am surprised that most of you love it, it makes me think I might be wrong.

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    #15 Post by onzio » Sat 25 Jan 2020, 12:56 pm

    Is this an appreciation thread? Otherwise I'd like to express my point of view. Here I go: there only two tracks that I don't like on this album, You Are the One and Happy People.
    You are the One is absolutely not my cup of tea.
    Happy People has some good elements: house piano, bouncing bassline, nice lyrics... but I don't really like Neil rapping, I prefer him talking, it reminds me of Metamorphosis, and I don't like the chorus melody, it reminds me of Groovy. Both Metamorphosis and Groovy are songs I find deadly boring.
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    This is my kind of music

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