Motif featuring Pamela Nyambo - Strong


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Our 6th release on Touchstone Recordings is the follow-up to ‘Never Let Go’ from Motif (Aaron Taylor & Thomas Lemmer). ‘Strong’ features the beautiful vocals of Pamela Nyambo, whose gospel roots positively shine through in this heart-felt performance.

The Original Mix, although not for the dancefloor, is an electronic ballad, something for after hours sessions. Providing the club mixes first up is Danny Stubbs, with a gorgeous progressive trance production. Kicking off in fine style with vocal cuts and a wash of pads, his melodic, simple, deep and spacious mix is a lush backdrop for Pamela’s voice.

Walsh & McAuley, Northern Ireland’s rising stars, crank up the main room knobs in their remix. Laying the groundwork with tight, heavily panned percussion and gated synth lines, they tease in the vocal before returning to a dark groove, punctuated with mysterious vocal snatches and FX. Nothing prepares the listener for the payoff after the break though – a distorted lead and acidic burblings lift the remix into the trance stratosphere. The ‘Alternative’ mix is another down tempo excursion, more powerful and heavily produced than the Original. Last up is the useful Padapella, which needs no explanation.

Track list

  • 01
    By Motif featuring Pamela Nyambo
  • 02
    Strong (Danny Stubbs Remix)
    By Motif featuring Pamela Nyambo
  • 03
    Strong (Walsh & McAuley Remix)
    By Motif featuring Pamela Nyambo
  • 04
    Strong (Alternative Mix)
    By Motif featuring Pamela Nyambo
  • 05
    Strong (Padapella)
    By Motif featuring Pamela Nyambo