The original "Passion Never Dies" by Martin Badder, featuring UK hip-hop artist Knytro, employs erratic assembly of breaks, ethereal vocals and overall haunting atmospherics. Australian producer Hayden James took on the remix duties, delivering an effortlessly smooth melodic house cut. Marrying euphoric synths and futuristic warps that soar amongst the original vocal, the record encapsulates yet another stellar undertaking from James.
Weaving melodious synth stabs with Knytro's hypnotic spoken vocals, James' rendition offers a more emotive soundscape from the start. An intensely palpable tension lingers atop the rolling rhythm and underlying progressive intimacies. The track definitely would have a devilishly heady effect on the dancefloors, but it also radiates euphoric sensibility, courtesy of its otherworldly motifs and meticulous sonic arrangement.
Hayden James’ breakout single "Something About You" has reached over 212M streams, over half a billion streams to his name and sold out shows worldwide - the producer is currently working on his next album, slated to release in 2021.