Chef’Special, one of Holland’s most praised pop bands, officially joins the Spinnin’ Records family with the new crossover remix of their summer hit ‘Afraid Of The Dark’. The record captures Chef’Special’s signature acoustic style and garnishes it with a sprig of electronic flare, courtesy of fellow Dutch deep house maestro Deepend. The result is as succulent as it is soulful; an emotionally charged song enhanced by a comforting groove, the perfect recipe for Chef’Special’s debut release on Spinnin’ Records!
The five-piece Dutch outfit Chef’Special is known throughout the Netherlands for its authentic sonic flavors and forward thinking sound. Chef’Special has long proven themselves as one of the country’s most trusted homegrown tastemakers, selling out Amsterdam’s infamous Ziggo Dome and touring the US with the illustrious Twenty One Pilots.
‘Afraid Of The Dark’ proved to be another chart success for the band, providing a melancholic soundtrack for the summer of 2021, racking up widespread press and radio support (#1 on the Dutch Airplay Charts), reaching #2 on the Dutch Top 40 as well as millions of plays – currently counting over 21 million Spotify streams.
While still going strong with its original rendition, ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ now enters a new chapter with this re-release on Spinnin’ Records. The warm acoustic guitar licks and touching vocals are in solid hands with Dutch DJ/producer Deepend, known for his internationally acclaimed deep house productions, including his 2016 claim to fame, remixing Matt Simons hit ‘Catch & Release’ into stardom.
Again, he works his magic, adding wonderful new layers on an already powerful song. As the lyrics paint a touching picture of Chef’Special singer Joshua Nolet’s winter blues, the subtle electronic rhythms provide the song with a warm groove, keeping things in motion towards the song’s compelling chorus. When it drops, the beat is enhanced by strong bass lines and catchy drum rolls, highlighting the dancefloor focused intentions of this new version.
So, it’s quite the story being told here. An emotional song about solitude being crafted into a sweet and comforting piece of dance music for fans wolrdwide. In the hands of Chef’Special and Deepend, those moody feelings have led to something exquisite, bound to warm your heart anytime soon. Find ‘Afraid of the Dark (Deepend Remix)’ out on Spinnin’ Records.