Once the biggest-selling 12″ vinyl of all time, New Order’s 1983 classic Blue Monday has been given the once-over by countless names the likes of John Digweed, 808 State, Jam & Spoon, Above & Beyond, and plenty of others. Adding his name to that list is Italian producer Alex Kenji with his own take via his Hotfingers label.
As you might expect from one of the leading lights of the European house scene, this one is bouncy, groovy, and anchored by an insanely catchy bassline. Of course, the bass riff and vocals have always been the calling card of Blue Monday, and while Kenji offers up a refreshingly original take on the track, it’s been done with respect–this isn’t simply cookie-cutter house with the vocal plastered on top. It should certainly provide another welcome boost to the Hotfingers brand and is bound to prove a crowd favourite when it gets spun live.