“Shine (This Is It)” was the standout track of Soul Clap’s late 2016 album and found its way into playlists from the minute the album dropped. This selection of remixes wormed their way into many more.
Released on Classic Music Company, “Shine (This Is It)” gets loved up with two mixes each from Hot Toddy (probably the most popular) and Scott Grooves’ funkier, big and brassy rendition. Most appreciated in these environs was the “Extended Classic Mix” which offered up more than just some looped bars – Nona’s voice truly shines here, in a track that is quite likely to expose her to a whole new generation.
But this is old hat by now: I recall reading a Billboard write-up about her performing at a tribute for the immortal Dan Hartman back in the early 1990s, and people probably made similar remarks about her then. Nona is a national treasure and, increasingly, so are Soul Clap.
Soul Clap featuring Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) Remixes (Classic Music Company)
1. Soul Clap ft Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) (Hot Toddy Marimba Message Vocal Mix) (7:29)
2. Soul Clap ft Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) (Extended Classic Mix) (8:12)
3. Soul Clap ft Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) (Scott Grooves Horns Dub) (6:56)
4. Soul Clap ft Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) (Hot Toddy Marimba Message Dub Mix) (7:29)
5. Soul Clap ft Nona Hendryx: Shine (This Is It) (Scott Grooves Deepah Dub) (6:08)
First published in issue 149 of 5 Magazine featuring Pomo, Joey Negro, Paul Oakenfold, Adam Warped and more. Become a member of 5 Magazine for First & Full Access to Real House Music for only $2 per month.