Since we heard about this project for the first time a couple of months ago, we've been eagerly awaiting the day when it arrives in our mailbox. This day finally came this week, and beyond doubt it was worth all the wait... To make it short, "Play" by renowned DJ/producer Evan Landes (Groove Junkies), up-and-rising multi-instrumentalist Michele Chiavarini and legendary songstress Carolyn Harding is a soulful masterpiece made for eternity. First we have the original mix by Groove Junkies which combines Carolyn Harding's unrivaled seductive vocals with warm atmospheric pads, lush synths and a smooth yet deeply groovin' backdrop. Second is Michele Chiavarini's masterly orchestrated soul/jazz/funk interpretation which takes Carolyn Harding's amazing vocals to a whole new level. Or, in other words, "Play" is a timeless jewel guaranteed to send shivers down your spine...
- Written by Mike Fossati