Ever since Steal Vybe (Chris Forman & Damon Bennett) performed a marvelous cover version of the all-time classic "Joy & pain" by Maze and Franke Beverley at the Live III event by Unified Records back in 2008 at the annual Winter Music Conference (WMC) extravaganza in Miami, we've been impatiently awaiting the release. Now this phantasmagorical remake is finally here, always staying true and respectful to the original, nevertheless transforming the song into a lively and vibrant yet soulful and uplifting four-to-the-floor gem, featuring an awe-inspiring and truly haunting rendition of the lyrics by songstress Stephanie Renee. The 'Classic Bass Mix' is an upfront dance floor weapon thanks to tantalizing melodies and relentlessly pulsating rhythms, in contrast the 'Experience the Dance Mix' is a real musical delight oozing with gentle percussive rhythms, grand jazzy keys and heavenly chords. Finally, the 'Experience the Dub' lets you enjoy the masterly orchestrations in its full glory. Quite simply, this refined re-imagination is by far the best up-tempo interpretation of this song we've ever came across...
- Written by Mike Fossati