Mood II Swing feat. Fonda Rae – Living In Ecstacy (Groove Mix Edit)
Maxed out in musicality, Francois K’s 1996 mix of Mood II Swing’s Living In Ecstacy is a classic track with the bright light vibes lightening up any dancefloor it hits. As stated in Fact magazine, Mood II Swing have a “uniquely percussive syncopation to the groove.” Always with a swing, there something a little off kilt about each track which make them shine louder than most, just like this one. Francois K empties the track of a bit of percussion, and ups the bass for a true masterpiece. It is a true reflection of an uptown New York City feel finely tuned for plays in legendary club Paradise, Pacha, Rex Club or even his own Deep Space party.
A flagrant 6 note bassline, with hints of Funkadelic hit hard instantly giving the ears a drubbing of a lifetime. Disco-like in nature, guitar picks over the top give it the dazzling effects felt when hearing the track. It works perfectly with the irresistible and sweet vocals of Fonda Rae. Telling her lover ‘Keep it coming Don’t stop’ tricks the user into wanting more of this truly compelling track. On top the the crescendoing pads, what gives an extra twist are the classy and warm ambient pads sounding like they’re straight out of Super Mario 64. It’s a masterstroke, and the melodic sax coming in and out in the background will ensure serious shapes are thrown on the dancefloor giving Soul Train a run for its money. The airy dream like breakdown Francois K adds in towards the end, makes the listener understand why its called ‘Living In Ecstasy’. Stupendous.
A staple in most house DJs record bags (Shonky, Seth Troxler & Jamie Jones are big fans of Mood II Swing), it’s infectious vocals mixed in with the minimal but loud elements of the track make it an absolute funk bomb that can be mixed in with different styles aplenty. Use this to elevate the dancefloor, ensuring smiles all round.