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Daniel Bortz – Boyz II Men

Apr 17 2011

Knocking down the very sparse remaining walls dictating what can & can’t be done in dance music, Daniel Bortz of Berlin based Suol label has made an undeniably original effort with his latest “The One” EP.

The standout track is the Cocorise / Antony & The Johnsons collaboration sampling “Boyz II Men”, which somehow manages to lift the frazzled despair of the original into a rolling piano house ballad while still keeping the emotional “oomph” of Anthony Hegarty’s fragile but powerful voice. Charted by the Round Table Knights this month, it’s an amazing sampling decision.

…sorry if you thought this song employed a Boyz II Men sample from looking at the title – however, if that’s a void that needs filling, check out the Catz ‘N Dogz + Soul Clap collaborative project (Clapz II Dogz) and their polished take on an old classic.

Listen to Daniel Bortz’s new work from Soundcloud below:

Daniel Bortz – Boyz 2 Men by suol