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Colton Ford :: "Lives Again" Remixed

by JC Alvarez
Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

Colton Ford is taking his cue from the expanding trend in radio that has artists collaborating with big-name dance remix/producers and delivering his most commercial single yet. When Pop-Music's Muscle Man recently took the stage to premiere "Let Me Live Again" for a packed room at Mark Nelson's F*Word Friday night at Splash, the crowd was treated to a sneak peak of Colton Ford's upcoming new album.

To say that the upcoming "The Way I Am" is his most ambitious music project yet, wouldn't be far from a stretch. With two full-length albums under his well-chiseled abs, 2008's debut album "Tug Of War" and 2009's "Under the Covers," Ford raised the stakes and collaborated with the industry's most sought after DJ-producers, including Nervo and WAWA. Among those combustable co-productions is the new "Let Me Live Again."

The track first surfaced earlier this year when Colton Ford decidedly teased his fan base with a 2-track package on downloadable digital platforms. It's very apparent from what his audience heard, this is an entirely new direction musically than what the singer has delivered in the past. Having released the remixes for "Let Me Live Again" abroad and circulating them through the Euro-dance scene, has given the track a momentum and mystique whetting the stateside anticipation for new music from Colton Ford.

Live For the Remix

Rest assured, fans won’t have much longer to wait for the remixes to "Let Me Live Again" which will be released on Dec 4, and feature productions from club powerhouses Tony Moran & Warren Rigg, Bill Bennett & Tyler Nelson, and house legend Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper. The long-awaited album "The Way I Am" is set to launch in the early part of 2013, and Ford is already working up a sweat for the upcoming video to "Let Me Live Again" which is currently in production.

The remixes for "Let Me Live Again" certainly have all the pulse and power you’d expect from the talented minds that took to reinventing the original single. Tony Moran & Warren Rigg’s mix has all the base-beats that have made the duo a summer-circuit fixture. Bill Bennett & Tyler Nelson give their version of the track a sweeping progression that are the workings of a mega-club thumper. The stand-out remix has to have been delivered by Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper. Labeled "A Director’s Cut Master" the late-night life they’ve given "Let Me Live Again" is reminiscent of what made dance music so electric in the 90’s. Ford’s vocals in all the tracks are beautifully integrated and never lost in the bevy of synth-rhythms.

A cloud of skepticism has often followed Colton Ford’s career in music, due to his short-run in the gay adult film industry (which cinched his popularity with a gay audience) and shrouded his enviable skills as a performer and talented singer. His passion for his music has been relentless. He’s always said he’s not ashamed of his past, but with his profound musical endowments still his best assets, Colton lives again, and proves the biggest and best is yet to come.

The remixes will have a domestic release date of Dec 4 and expect the full-length album, "The Way I Am," to be released in early 2013. In the meantime fans can also feast their eyes on Colton Ford spread out in an all-new fantasy layout for his 2013 calendar, shot by photographer Aaron Cobbett.

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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