FAITH EVANS : Mesmerized (Freemasons Edit)
Here we go! Into specific versions of singles now… But when it comes to remixes, this one’s up there with the best. Those Brighton dance gods Freemasons took what was a slow burning, almost boring down-tempo jam and whipped it up into a punchy, dancefloor ready, tasty-as-hell, feisty diva anthem that had us moist with excitement when it hit six years ago.
The Freemasons themselves were just getting going at the time – with their debut single ‘Love On My Mind’ – but it was their remix of Faith’s ‘Mesmerized’ that had us at ‘hello’. On first listen, it whipped us ’round the ears with such vigour that we wondered then whether remixes would ever be the same again. Still one of their best.