In a mighty return to Spinnin’ Records, famed Dutch duo Bougenvilla teams up with new kid on the block NOME. for an exhilarating ride on their “Long Train.” Based on the cheerful lyrics and guitar licks of the Doobie Brothers’ 1973 hit, this brand new version sets off on radiant beats, sweet filtered effects and fresh, inspired vocals by singer/songwriter Chris Alain. Better get on board this upbeat tune, getting rid of your winter depression is just one train ride away.
Ever since their rise to fame in the mid-10’s, Shefida and Jeremy aka Bougenvilla have made their career a match made in heaven. With a penchant for building undeniable groove in their work, Bougenvilla’s bass driven, heavy house leaning sound has seen them achieve support from the scene’s elite, as well as release on some of the industries finest labels.
From early club hits like “Homeless,” “Nagini,” “No Matter What” and 2018’s claim to fame “Utami” to recent efforts like “Test With A Kiss” and last year’s “Top Down,” the Rotterdam duo has proved itself relentless when dropping fresh, contemporary club sounds.
Which makes them the perfect match for NOME., fresh round the corner as one of Holland’s most promising producers. Known for his high energy club vibes, he also knows his way around revamping popular tunes, as showcased on last year’s hit “Love Come Home” and his remixes of Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” and Sam Feldt’s recent single “Better.”
Now, both acts join forces to deliver a powerful re-imagination of that world famous 1973 hit “Long Train Runnin” by Doobie Brothers. While the original still shares its good vibes across radio airwaves, its upbeat guitar licks and lively lyrics prove an ideal match for a pitched up, electronically fueled club gem. Immediately bursting out with those electrifying guitar chords and fresh vocals by Rwanda born, Netherlands based singer/songwriter Chris Alain, the record steadily builds its energy towards an undeniable feelgood drop. Drenched in sweet filtered effects, the melody gains strength on a powerful house beat, while the harmonica further gets the blood pumping.
“Long Train” makes clear this was a tune begging for a club treatment. It takes a seasoned act like Bougenvilla, though, to take it home. Teaming up with a crafty producer like NOME. shows another act of genius, as these guys bring out the best in each other; effectively a raw dose of dance energy, packed in a colorful piece of 70’s nostalgia. That’s how you get your party started.