This has been getting a fair bit of airplay on BBC 6Music for the past few weeks:
This is what it says on Freestylers’ Bandcamp page:
“Successfully crossing the divide between dance and pop – there’s nothing but relentless energy and good vibes from Freestylers’ new single ‘Happiness’. Drawing inspiration from the rave classics that inspired the prolific production duo’s early sound, the track has become a much requested anthem in their regular lockdown live DJ sets. Similar to the most anthemic moments of Chase & Status & Sub Focus – plant your hands in the air, it’s about to go off!”
It really does remind me of some of those Old Skool rave classics, but it also reminds me of something else, something quite, quite different, which I was quite surprised wasn’t getting mentioned at all when Happiness was getting played, and which isn’t mentioned anywhere on their Bandcamp page, or any other of the promotional blurb I’ve read.
It can’t just be me that’s noticed that the melody line – and indeed the saxophone – bears more than a passing resemblance to this, can it?
And then I read the comments under the video on YouTube. Definitely not just me who’s noticed…