Track of the Day: Nina Simone – Sinnerman (Sharam Jey & Jon Sine Remix)
In anticipation of LAMP’s show with Framework tonight at Sound Nightclub we thought we would feature a track from the headliner, Bunny Tiger label boss Sharam Jey. In January of 2016 Jey released a remix of Nina Simone’s powerful rendition of the traditional spiritual song ‘Sinnerman’ that he produced alongside Jon Sine. The remix was part of a compilation for Universal Music Group called ‘Remix The Classics Vol. 2’ that invites electronic music producers to give their own takes on old soul songs. ‘Sinnerman (Sharam Jey & Jon Sine Remix)’ takes the iconic, haunting piano lick and combines it with a deep retro-futurist bassline to transform the original into a deadly dancefloor weapon. But that breakdown where they cut the bass out and introduce a reverberating synth chord over Simone’s vocal hook is what really drew me into the track. It’s easy to get lost in. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for Nina Simone. Great tune!
Sharam Jey is a DJ, producer, and label boss from Germany. Since its inception, Bunny Tiger, Jey’s label, has quickly risen into the upper echelons of dance music curators. They have released tracks from a wide range of compelling artists including Tapesh, Betoko, and Kolombo. As an artist, Jey himself has found much success in the Nu Disco and House realms having had a couple tracks crack Beatport’s top 50 in their respective charts while his remix of Pete Sabo and Who Knows’ ‘Like This’ peaked at #15 on the Tech House chart just last year.