Space Cowboy - Just Put Your Hand In Mine (Southern Fried)
release date: 21 July 2003
After one of last year's biggest hits, I Would Die 4 U, Space Cowboy returns, sporting the same formula, producing a tin sound ballooning into mega stereo, techno beats and a repetitive vocal. If it works and earns a mint why bother reinventing?
Certainly, this track is big in the clubs and it has everything needed for a "club classic", guaranteed to evoke memories of Ibiza. Big bass, big beats, big bumped-up production.
However, the sound is so hi-fi it hurts and the repetition is not a hook, it's immensely irritating, treating the listener as a music moron who is incapable of appreciating intricacy and subtlety. Club it may be, class it isn't.