Oliver Heldens thanked his fans for their support by offering up a free download of his take on Lady Bee‘s version of Return Of The Mack. It’s a nice gesture, but the remix has already come under scrutiny across the internet for simply being a re-hash of his take on Disclosure’s Latch, originally posted back in May.
Lady Bee announced in June that her cover of Mark Morrison’s 1995 global hit was due to be released “soon,” so Heldens remix is presumably a sign that that Spinnin’ is looking to build some hype around the track ahead of an imminent release–hence the one week window for free downloads. Heldens’ response to the accusations that it’s a direct re-hash of his Disclosure remix was to explain that his version of Latch was never actually released due to “label issues,” so he “used the drop for this remix.”
In Oliver’s defense, the sounds are tweaked somewhat in his latest version, certainly giving it more of of a mid-’90s feel, very appropriate given the track in question.
Download it now via Oliver’s SoundCloud, and keep your eyes peeled for more news on the full release.