Wednesday, June 9, 2010


One of our favorite new talents of 2010, Spark arrives on the scene next month with her debut single "Shut Out The Moon", released July 12th by our dear friends at Puregroove. Currently on tour with Marina & The Diamonds, she possesses many of the same qualities that have made Marina one of the most adored new artists in the UK, from her off-the-wall fashion sense right down to her powerful personality and breathtaking vocals. We caught her supporting Marina at London's Bloomsbury Ballroom last month and were blown away by her ability to command a room with barely any live experience under her belt, and it was truly one of those magical "a star is born" moments that only come around once in a blue moon.

While "Shut Out The Moon" isn't quite our favorite track from her repertoire (that would be "Revolving" for those of you keeping score at home), the remix package supporting the single is nothing short of amazing and takes the whole thing to staggering new heights of brilliance. Most impressive is a nigh-on genius interpretation from France's Monsieur Adi, who's been wowing us for a minute now with his orchestral electro reworks of everyone from Ellie Goulding to Marina. In what is possibly his finest effort yet, he dresses the original up in all manner of lush strings and heavy bass surges, his background as a classically-trained violinist shining through in the mix and complementing his signature French touch style beautifully. File under: AMAZING.

MP3: "Shut Out The Moon" (Monsieur Adi Remix) - Spark [exclusive]


Anonymous said...

Monsieur Adi is the best!!

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

We've been listening to Spark for a while now - yep, she's pretty talented and yep, we'd agree this single isn't the best of her songs, although her voice feels very comfortable on this remix (which we like - so thanks).

the burning boy said...

better than the original, it's true

Mark said...

@the_burning_boy - Agree with you mate. Much better.