Stonebridge has conspired to produce is a terrific pop-edged house set - easily...
Jack Smith 2004
Apart from cars built to last, Abba and Ace of Base, Sweden isn't exactly at the forefront of ingenuity and artistic flair. Okay you can scrap the last one, and that might be a slight generalisation, but you know what I mean. Step up dance producer Stonebridge who knows the odd thing about filling a dancefloor with a CV to rival any of his Anglo-American counterparts.
Can't Get Enough aptly illustrating his standing amongst his peers with an assembled all-star cast including New York starlet Ultra Nate on the upcoming electro-etched single, "Freak On", '90s soulman Kenny Thomas on the funky Roule-esque "Gotta Give It Up", and even the once dread-locked rocker, Lenny Kravitz, helping out on guitar.
What the Swede has conspired to produce is a terrific pop-edged house set - easily rivaling, and bettering, contemporaries like Mousse T and Junior Jack. In fact, wherever you look on Can't Get Enough there's potential hit singles. Rita Campbell sounds like a youthful Janet Jackson on "Give A Little"; Julie Morrison oozes of Lisa Stansfield charm on the midtempo shuffling "Show You How", and "Deeper Love" smacks of the C&C Music Factory-sound of old. The current radio-friendly smash "Put 'Em High", a perfect example that dance doesn't always have to be clichéd and sample-driven to succeed.
Having made his name in the dance market, Stone' now follows the example of the aforementioned Mousse T, Moby and even Fatboy Slim, by appealing to a wider clientele, producingdancemusic attuned for the far more lucrative mainstream. And although there is always gonna be a risk of alienating his initial fan base, a new one seems ready to jump in their place.