H 'two' O, DJ's Solution & Oz aka Selim and Simon, have enlisted the help of Platnum, a young trio made up of hip hop / RnB / garage vocalists Aron, Mina and Michelle, for the early 2008 Bassline House monster 'What's It Gonna Be'. The squeaky clean, almost bubble-gum, house track, mostly resembling Speed Garage, is helping launch the new Bassline House genre across the UK.
Although the track will be tough to swallow by House purists and underground loyalists, it has a hook tough to ignore and will undoubtedly do much to merge electronic music with mainstream acceptance. A super-sexy music video reminiscent of Britney Spears' earlier faux-innocence certainly won't hurt. In fact, students at the college where the music video was filmed were outraged over the racy video. Commentators state difficulties concentrating on studies after viewing the superb strip sequence in the video.
Radio 1 and Kiss have jumped on the support bandwagon already. A remix pack, featuring Thomas Gold, Vandalism and Jason Herd, will be availabe in mid-February. Although nothing totally revolutionary, the Thomas Gold and Vandalism remixes are the clear stand-outs here.
Artists: HtwoO feat. Platnum
Label: Ministry of Sound
Released: February 2008
Format: Physical and Digital Tracklisting:
1. Original Mix
2. Thomas Gold remix
3. Jason Herd's J Funk remix
4. Vandalism remix
5. Agent X re-rub club mix
6. Jamie Duggan Meets Da Booda refix
7. DJ Q remix