Here’s a nice little classic produced by Darren Tate and Jono Grant of Above & Beyond. The original was released in 2002 on Darren’s Mondo Records, and the song was recently re-released in the form of 9 new versions. Here are a few of these new renditions of a timeless track…
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In feat. Shirley Randall (Arty 2010 Remix)
This is the Arty remix. He retains the classic vocals beautifully while adding his own personal touch to the refreshed bassline. Arty skillfully rejuvenates this well known track and brings it into the new decade. The dub version is also included in the single.
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In feat. Shirley Randall (Filo & Peri 2010 Vocal Mix)
Here is a modern version of a classic done right. New Yorkers Filo & Peri add a little bit of bite to the track with an edgier bassline. I first heard this in one of Armin’s ASOT 450 sets and it completely blew me away. Also check out the Filo & Peri Big Room Revival Mix for their instrumental revision.
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In feat. Shirley Randall (Corderoy Vocal Mix)
This version’s not bad as well, with Corderoy on the remix. It is not surprising the Corderoy duo added a remix to this single due to their involvement with the UK’s Mondo Records, where they are featured regularly on the radio show Mondo Sessions.
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In feat. Shirley Randall (Darren Tate 2010 Vocal Mix)
Here is Darren’s version of a track he originally made 8 years ago. It is definitely bouncier that his first release, but it does take a while to eventually get into the ‘meat’ of the track. The breakdown is alright, and I still prefer his original version a lot more.
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In Feat. Shirley Randall (Mark White Remix)
This remix deviates the most from the original version, as Mark White introduces a big-room house adaptation to the song. This one is my least favorite, but it’s an interesting rendition.
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In feat. Shirley Randall (Frank T.R.A.X. vs. O.R.G.A.N. Remix)
This is my favorite remix from the original remix release in 2003. Other remixers in that release include Jono Grant and Smith & Pledger. It is a very emotional reconstruction of the song with a massive breakdown.
Darren Tate vs. Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In (Original Mix)
Last but not least, here is the original production without the vocals. Talk about nostalgia, this track is so damn good! This one still stands at the top as my favorite version, despite all of these remixes. Truly a classic, it’s just one of those songs that can never really be improved. Ultimately, I would put this song as well as the vocal version on my all time favorites list.
I think I will be jammin to this original version all weekend, thanks to this release. Happy Friday everyone!
The 2010 single was released on June 8th, available on Mondo Records.