D.O.N.S. feat. Technotronic
Released: 24th October 2005.
One of those tracks that everyone all over the world must know by now, "Pump Up The Jam" was of course a huge hit for Technotronic in the late 80s. D.O.N.S. decided to remix the track in 1998, but as is the case with (too) many dance classics, the new millennium sees yet another remake. It's not a bad song, but it just feels very cheap - same vocals, slightly different backing track. Mainly interesting for those who might not have heard the original or the 1998 remake.
So what's really the point of this? "Pump Up The Jam" is a classic dance anthem, and D.O.N.S. have decided to give it the 2005 treatment - and have made a mess out of it, like most house songs nowadays. Hopefully this won't be a big hit in the charts and people will actually prefer to listen to the original instead of this bland re-working. This gets a generous two stars simply because of the brilliant original.