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Ludwig Amadeus

I’ve Been Up

CD single  Size 9 Records

Mr Amadeus is German born but raised in the UK and currently London-based, involved in writing songs and producing. His fields are electro house and disco funk and his first single release ‘God Only Knows My Shoe Size’ received a chunk of mainstream radio play and attention from mix experts.

‘I’ve Been Up’ includes a contribution from London rapper Kes. It’s not a paean to Viagra but a kicking synth bass-register led repetitive song mentioning a lust for Page 3 girls that will appeal to club dancers. Ludwig keeps things interesting as something different happens in the mix as each verse and he sets the regular rather softly-delivered vocal against the rap passages

Remixes here are by house bod Justin Harris and half of Obey, namely French DJ Josh Torrent ( yeah, but THAT’s his real name..) and the disco touches are emphasised, even Moroder-era treated robotic vocals and no let up in the skipping beat. Really quite catchy as dance melodies go but to these ears unlikely to crossover into other listenerships

Pete Sargeant

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