Imagine is a high-energy houser, built around an immensely catchy vocal performance. Marimba-style chimes kick the track off with feel-good melody and warm bass supporting underneath. The soulful vocal cuts through in the first break, with sweet vox synths teased into play.
Vibrant production and shuffling percussive groove make the track pop, and the vocal continues to soar into higher territories as the track progresses. It’s got a little classic house flavour in it, melded to modern dance/pop sensibilities. An emotive, dramatic main breakdown sees the vocal unfold into something seriously passionate, and when the horn refrain drops in the track becomes a wonderfully complete package.
You’d never know it to listen to it, but Imagine actually started out life as two tracks — with a history dating all the way back to 2005. “I wanted to do a vibey tune that i could play during my shows” he explains of the track’s genesis. “I try to create a certain mood in my show, and this song is perfect for that. I finished the instrumental part and while looking for a vocalist, I came across a 13-year-old unreleased track with my friends Ninsun & Nabuchadnosar Poli. I combined them and it fit perfectly.”
It’s been an amazing year for Salvatore, with a standout performance at Tomorrowland one of the jewels in his crown, plus more huge releases on Refune. Rounding off 2017 in style with this new beauty, he has truly outdone himself.
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