Mojito feat. MJ White - I Wanna Rock You (Sugar Groove)

Swift of DJN Project continues to make heads turn and feet dance with his young label Sugar Groove, already on its sixth release in about as many months. For this latest issue, the label turns to prolific UK-based producer Mojito, in collaboration with accomplished vocalist MJ White. With releases for MuSol, Daddy Funk, and his big rework of Edmund ft Natasha Watts’ “Fantasy,” Mojito is quickly making a name for himself on the soulful house scene. Combined with MJ White, who has provided his voice on tracks by the likes of George Morel, David Camacho, and Mark Wilkinson, Mojito leaps forward with the uplifting “I Wanna Rock You.” Chiming keys over a disco-influenced four-on-the-floor beat open the track, followed by a sexy intro from MJ and a completely lethal bass line underpinning the whole affair. The title may remind you of another, legendary song and that’s not a coincidence … “I Wanna Rock You” delightfully quotes this classic musically, and is a fitting homage that will thrill dance floors with its subtle familiarity. Stepping up to the remix plate is Sugar Groove’s own Swift of DJN Project working with renowned bassist Slikk Tim. A grooving broken beat rhythm takes the place of the four-on-the-floor, and Swift’s synth leads give an evocative counter to the track’s memorable chords. Slikk Tim’s bass line is low and punchy, adding dance floor fuel to the track’s drive. Instrumentals of both version are available, for extending mixing or just to groove to the melodic music track. No doubt, another winning release from Sugar Groove.

Ciappy DJ (Tony Records) - “Great tribute! Soulfully Sweet!”
Marques Wyatt - “Tight!”
Dr. Bob Jones - “Nice feel to this. The production on all cuts is excellent.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “I love the bass line on this as well as the dreamy synth line and slammin’ drums. This is solid!”
Abicah Soul - “Hot!”
Mr.V - “Nice groove in the remix!”
Jamie Topham (CDPool) - “A brave cover of the Jacko classic, given a nice soulful twist from Mojito and company. The Swift & Slikk Tim’ remix oozes quality.”
Evan Landes (Groove Junkies) - “Nice n’ soulful.”
Edground (Grooveland Music, Brazil) - “Amazing release. Love all mixes. I will play a lot.”
Doc Link (Liberate) - “Solid release. Sugar Groove doing their thing. Keep shining!”
Christos Kedras (Kapa Music) - “Great stuff. I’m liking the vocal and both mixes are nice.”
Soulfulbros - “Ohhh yeah, I wanna rock to a track like this … pure bomb of groove!”
Stefan Popovic (DiscoTone Radio Show) - “That’s just the thing - a classic revisited. Nice.”

Available now from Juno Download and Beatport.