Mhammed El Alami & Waltin Jay – Thankful
Mhammed El Alami 🇲🇦 was always one of the artists on our bucket list to review since we always love his work. Previously releasing as A.L.A.M.I, he built a great reputation in the scene thanks to his talent. It materialized in influential records on FSOE, Amsterdam Trance Records, Always Alive, Armada, Flashover, Vandit & many more; with support from legends like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, & Ferry Corsten – to name a few. He’s also part of SMR LVE (pronounced as “Summer Love”), a duo project with Chris Stebbins focusing on Progressive House/Trance. In 2017, he launched Ennovate Recordings (sub of Abora Recordings) with CJ Arthur & Tonerush but left afterward. Currently, though, he’s a Relationship Manager and A&R @ Interflow Records. For this latest outing, he’s back to one of his home labels, Amsterdam Trance Records, together with vocalist Waltin Jay 🇮🇪 (one of the rare male vocalists on the label). The latter has become a familiar face to fans of the label following his memorable collaborations with Stargazers, 4 Strings, Costa & Leroy Moreno.
The letter of thanks starts with steady solid beats building up the intro with flashing kicks & pads. The catchy melodies come in to triple the gusto of the track, they are later nourished by Jay’s magnetic vocals that drive to the main theme of the track. Not to mention the cheerful & jolly lyrics that make us want to dance to this record. As the breakdown gets more intense with glaring uplifting synths & beats, the artistic climax arrives with engaging melodies & remarkable lively beats – Mhammed’s signature. The ending is polished with energetic beats that leave you on a high note.
We’re so “Thankful” for this energizing tune that comes in perfect timing! Mhammed’s enchanting production + Jay’s encouraging vocals & lyrics are also a perfect fit.