Suges ~ We Belong To The Night (Cee ElAssaad Voodoo Remix) charted 18 times!

The cats at Italy’s Double Cheese Records approached me about four months ago about doing a remix album of one of my biggest records of all time, We Belong To The Night. It’s been a long time since I thought about that track, let alone heard it, so I of course said, “Sure!”

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It’s out now, and as you can see here, Cee ElAssaad‘s remix is levelling the charts. The track remains to this day the only “spoken word” song I’ve ever made, and I’m glad to see the words still resonate so strongly with people…and that producers are still interested in revisiting it!

Check it out right here: http://www.traxsource.com/title/667907/we-belong-to-the-night

ZuluMafia f/ Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd ~ Healing Magic (Suges Remix)

Charted by Traxsource officially in both their Essential Afro and Hype Chart, this analog-synth-heavy remix is available on Traxsource and Apple Music.

Designed to be “hypnotic” in a good way (in order to provide you with healing magic!), the effect was achieved by using a Moog Minitaur to do the bassline…crucially, it was purposely kept a little sharp to unsettle you a little bit. Rest of synth work was provided by a Moog Little Phatty and a DSI Mopho x4.

For this remix I couldn’t work in Dana’s vocals…they’re really good, I just had already gone too deep on my “trance-inducing” concept. Instead I hummed the main melody myself.

You may notice that this YouTube video has some of Tantra’s words missing…it’s my new technique to stop DJs from ripping my songs off YouTube! Haha.

Konkrete Jungle (Suges & Martino 2013 Definitive Remix)

One of my favourites: we used the toughest of all synthesis methods–FM synthesis–and programmed all these sounds from scratch, and then used them to put together this remix. Nothing but FM son!

This is the 2013 remake we made for JakDat Records. Gave us a chance to clean up the recordings, lay down a new beat, re-EQ a bit, and extend it. We laid down the vocals we always wanted to do, but couldn’t sing well enough (now there’s autotune!). Plus some piano at the end, so you know that yes, the riff IS good on its own, not just a harmonic trick. Ha.

Charted three times on Traxsource, hitting the Essential Soulful Miami Edition and Weekly Hype Chart Miami Edition, you can still grab this on Traxsource and Apple Music.

Suges ~ We Belong To The Night

The song we started Soulstream Records with became a serious anthem around the world…and became my most-sampled/stolen/interpolated song of all time. We used to find songs ripping off my licks on our own…then fans started emailing us about them…then once we got past 20 we just stopped counting. What can I say? ‘Glad it inspires you, fellow producers!’ hahah.

But, like, did anyone listen to the damn words I wrote? It’s supposed to be the “deep house manifesto”. Meh. No one listens to words, I know.

Grab it at the Suges Music StoreTraxsource, or Apple Music.

On this eve we solemnly declare
In celebration with dance and drum,
Melody and voice:
We belong to the night.

We have been elsewhere,
Seen other things,

But none were good and pure
Like the night.

And when others ask,
“What is it about the night
That consumes us so?”
We are at a loss for words.
Apologizing for the cliche we answer,
“It’s a spiritual thing,

A communal thing,
A tribal thing.”

Free men and women,
Willing slaves only to the drum.
Far from a heathen rite,

We dance in unison before God,
To celebrate the life and mobility
With which He has blessed us.

To display with pride
That we unite despite our differences,
We unite because of our differences,
And that we have not–and will never–

Let the negativity of the world beset us,

Because we belong to the night.

The others? They’ll never understand.
As they blindly chase their symbols
Of greed and self-hatred,

Wage war upon one another
And gloat over their small victories.

And wonder (alone in the night)
Why they feel so empty,

So discontented,
So unfulfilled.

Be ever wary, for they will try
To put you down, turn you away,

Convince our way of life is hedonistic,
Unnatural,

Evil.

They will convince themselves the only things
That bring us together are drugs and sex.

And the will go through life
Learning nothing,
Changing nothing,

Loving nothing,
Meaning nothing.

But not us,
We remain strong.

The last line of defence.
The disciples of dance,
The partisans of unity.

Across the lines of faith and colour,
Gender and orientation,

Belief and creed,

We belong to the night.