On the back of airplay and interviews on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio in Lancashire, and Amazing Radio (Charlie Ashcroft & Shell Zenner), UK Pop Funk songwriting and production duo, LUX, return with a revamped version of the Bee Gee’s single ‘You Should Be Dancing’ – out on 27th May via AMINDA Records.
On this rearrangement of the 1976 classic, LUX pack a punch with the production, from the hip-hop infused drum sounds, grand horn arrangement, to the gleaming and luminous synths. More notably, in the 2nd verse, Jo Jaleel raps and sings about letting it all loose, ‘throwing shapes from the house, to the bar’; which likeminded people are eager to do sooner rather than later.
“It honestly started as a joke – We’ve always dubbed Tee as the ‘Barry Gibb’ of the group on account of his high register vocals. Then one day we came into a session, and I pitched it to Tee that we should rearrange a Bee Gees song. I think ‘You Should Be Dancing’ made the most sense, just due to everything that has been going on over the last 12 months.”
In the same vein of the Bee Gees original, LUX either seek to bring people on to dance floors together again, as parts of the world ease restrictions, or failing that, at least bring the feeling of the club into their homes, even if for just 3 minutes and 45 seconds.
“After a whole year of being stuck inside, we wanted to release something that felt, and sounded, like coming out the other end of all of this ready to slowly but surely see our friends and begin to create new memories.”