NERVO & Ivan Gough feat. Beverley Knight – Not Taking This No More (MAKJ Remix) [December 6 – Spinnin’ Records]
With exactly one month’s prior notice, we now have a preview for the latest remix from American rising star, MAKJ. After working with Hardwell on the incredibly successful “Countdown,” the Los Angeles-based producer/DJ now turns to rework the track “Not Taking This No More” from Australian group NERVO, solo artist Ivan Gough, and British vocalist Beverley Knight. You’ll definitely recognize the name of NERVO because they just pulled in at #21 in the DJ Mag Top 100 charts, while Ivan Gough was one of the original artists on the world-famous track, “In My Mind,” together with Feenixpawl. You’ll recognize this remix if you listened to recent episodes of Hardwell On Air, SupersoniQ Radio, or Identity, as each show has picked it up.
The preview leads us straight into a pounding drop, composed of a grinding bassline and synth choices that make this track irresistible. A mellow sequence begins with a subtle bed of arps, combined with a blissful piano and Beverley Knight‘s vocals. Once she reaches the chorus, MAKJ pulls out all the stops, and hits us full force with a powerful melody. The track then begins hurtling towards another drop, as the vocals pitch bend higher and higher, and snare rolls begin to fade in from underneath. Before you know it, we find ourselves once again engulfed in the powerful stylings of MAKJ.
I know it is far away, but it is safe to say I’m really excited for this track. Be sure to mark down December 6 in your calendar, as that will be a huge day in dance music releases. For now, though, enjoy this huge preview!