Strange Loves revives classic Sipho Hotstix Mabuse track

2017-07-07 20:00


Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Strange Loving and Gallo Records have released a reworked version of  Sipho Hotstix Mabuse's classic Burnout.

The track first became one of the first major crossover hits in South Africa in the early 1980s, selling more than 500 000 copies.

A spur of the moment idea, sparked by a friend who thought it would be a great idea to revive an old classic from the past, Strange Loving was inspired by the 90s Daft Punk method of production to rework this 80s release into a silky offering with a hint of seductive flavour.

Listen to the original track here

Re-editing the track by using the exact sampling from the original record seeing as the separates from the original over 30 years back couldn't be provided by the label, Strange Things added some fresh percussion and hats as well as their signature bassline which shines through in the end result.

Featuring their own edgy mass appeal style heard on previous Strange Things radio singles, at first they were not expecting Hotstix to approve their version, but were delighted when he did.

"Anyone and everyone who is a lover of classic South African music would be able to identify with our version of Burnout, and hopefully our release of it as official single starts a revival of this old classic for today's youth!"

Here's a teaser:


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