Erick Morillo has remixed the house music classic ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth, out now via Armada’s Subjekt label.
Morillo delivers an unmistakable tech-house vibe on his remix, delivering a track that seems destined for the terraces of Ibiza. The 1987 original was previously ranked #20 in a Mixmag list of ‘100 Greatest Dance Singles Of All Time‘.
“Promised Land was a staple in my arsenal when I was a young DJ,” Erick explains.
“The message in the vocals is very positive and it always made me dance. You can say it’s why I make positive message songs with grooves you can get lost in. So happy to be able to give it a new take and make the dancefloor pump and enjoy the vocals in the breakdown. What a delight” he adds.
The remix marks Morillo’s first release since ‘Fifth Element‘, a progressive track that signalled a change of creative direction for the Colombian-American. This was a natural follow-on from ‘Medication‘, last April’s grooving collaboration with Paradise label head Jamie Jones and Chicago favourite Gene Farris
The platinum-selling artist completed a stacked European tour this year, playing a handpicked run of shows at the likes of Watergate, Amnesia, Resistance, DC10, Brooklyn Mirage and ANTS amongst others.
Erick Morillo continues his back-to-basics approach with his grooving remix of house classic ‘Promised Land‘.
Listen to the track below.