Paul Woolford Drops a Stunning Remix of 'Love Story (vs Finally)'

Mar 13, 2023

Austin Miller

2 min read

The early 2000s were a time of profound evolution for dance music. Tracks like “One More Time,” “Pasilda,” “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love,” “Lady (Hear Me Tonight),” and others pulled the once-fringe genre ever closer to the spotlight and the dawn of the music festival boom steadily began to materialize. One particularly groundbreaking track was Layo & Bushwacka!’s famous mashup, “Love Story (vs Finally).”

“Love Story (vs Finally)” took Layo & Bushwacka!’s “Love Story” and Kings Of Tomorrow’s “Finally” and transformed them into a smash hit that was undeniably infectious and practically unavoidable. Indeed, the clubs and radio waves of 2003 were in a near-constant state of euphoria as the track reached number eight in the UK top 10 chart. DJ Mag credited the single as one that “changed the course of dance music history.”

Two decades later, XL Recordings seeks to revive the historic hit. Resurrecting a timeless classic is not something taken lightly. So, who better to take the honor than award-winning DJ and producer, Paul Woolford?

Paul’s ear for a remix is one of his most remarkable traits, and his library proves it. This latest flip puts the nuance of Woolford’s touch on full display as he enhances a long-venerated hit for the modern dance floor. After twenty years, the distinctive piano chords and Julie McKnight’s vocals still pierce the soul. A newly reinforced bass line pairs with fresh builds and strategically layered synths to make this rework a modern-day belter ready to take over dance floors once more.

Some of dance music’s most revered figures have already tagged early support, including Pete Tong, Danny Howard, and DJ Paulette, who included it in her recent Essential Mix. Uniting under a respected classic can set the souls of both crowd and DJ ablaze, and we can’t think of a better way to pay homage to one of dance music’s seminal tracks.

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