Gadjo feat. Alexandra Prince
Released: 16th May 2005.
Initially appearing in the middle of last year, "So Many Times" finally gets a full UK release, and not before time! This truly is an excellent summer record which simply oozes charm and succeeds in capturing that perfect Balearic ambiance. Most striking is the impassioned vocal performance from co-writer Alex Prince, particularly during the breakdown where she practically goes acapella. Add to that a gorgeous piano riff, and it's not hard to see why this is set to be a huge summer hit.
This uplifting dance release is probably the best of a great bunch this week. Its wonderful string arrangement is reminiscent of some of the Balearic sounds we heard five years or so ago. It's one of those tracks that I find impossible not to like - it's catchy, inoffensive and soulful. Probably more for the gay bars than the clubs, this neverthless looks set to crossover into the UK chart this week.