Strange Loving and Gallo Record Company have released a brand new single – a rework of Sipho Hotstix Mabuse’s classic ‘Burnout’ which became one of the first major crossover hits in South Africa in the early 1980s, selling more than 500 000 copies.
A spur of the moment idea, sparked by a friend who thought it would be a great idea to revive an old classic from the past, Strange Loving was inspired by the 90s Daft Punk method of production to rework this 80s release into a silky offering with a hint of seductive flavour.
Instead of Re-editing the track by using the exact sampling from the original 30 year old record, Strange Loving added some fresh percussion and hats as well as their signature bassline which shines through in the end result.
Featuring their own edgy mass appeal style heard on previous Strange Loving radio singles, at first they were not expecting Hotstix to approve their version, but were delighted when he and his manager did.
Hotstix comments “I am delighted with the remix as it keeps the essence of the song alive and this mix has a really good feel about it . Hopefully people will go and explore other songs I have done over my career”
“Anyone and everyone who is a lover of classic South African music would be able to identify with our version of ‘Burnout’, and hopefully our release of it as official single starts a revival of this old classic for today’s youth!”- Strange Loving
Buy or stream, the Sipho Hotstix Mabuse VS Strange Loving version HERE