Review: Since making their debut on Crosstown Rebels almost a decade ago, Barcelona-based twosome Fur Coat have notched up appearances on a variety of much-loved imprints, most notably Watergate Records, BPitch Control and Hot Creations. Here they make their Renaissance bow via a melodious, uplifting and terrifically tactile collaboration with vocalist Running Pine. Our fabourite mix comes from Tim Green, who adds some subtle, orchestral style sounds and heart-tugging pads to wrestle every last bit of emotion from the track (as well as add a touch of bittersweet beauty and a more huggable, laidback groove). That said, we're also fans of both Fur Coat's original version (track two) and the "Club Mix", whose darker tone and more foreboding electronic sounds makes it perfect for peak-time moments in dark, sweaty basement clubs.
Plastic Dreams (Nicole Moudaber Passion Runs Deep remix) (7:53)
Review: Jaydee's Plastic Dreams is a stone cold classic of the dance music canon. It's a timeless, hard to define track with a real sense of darkness that also gets the club pumping. These days, Nicole Moudaber serves up similar styles, so is a wise choice to remix it. She does so for the legendary Renaissance label here, not once but twice. The original is a subtle variation that layers in a little modern bass weight and a somewhat tribal feel, while he second offering is a little more brave, with a broken beat and deep techno feel that still comes with the original's haunting synths.