Alle Farben & James Blunt – Walk Away (Martin Jensen Remix)

“It’s the remixed bit that makes it.”

Tim: Alle Farben, the stage name of a German producer called Frans. James Blunt, yes, that one.

Tom: See, overplayed cliché songs aside, James Blunt is a really good songwriter. This has quite a lot of potential.

Tim: Together, they made a song that’s a fairly decent dancey number, but it’s not particularly hefty, and it’s missing a little something. Martin has come along and provided that.


Tom: The start of this absolutely passed me by — to the point that I switched off completely and started absent-mindedly working on something else. And then that build started, and I realised that you’re right: this is a good combination.

Tim: Exactly: it’s the remixed bit that makes it. We’ve still got the emotion that James provides in his voice, and fairly regular undertones in the verses, but underneath the chorus and following we’ve now got a fabulous dance breakdown that sounds just brilliant. Yes, it vanishes disappointingly after just two goes, but it’s a decent length to start with, so I’ll forgive that this time.

Tom: The verse does suffer from the melody being mostly one note — the same note that’s being played in the background. It’s a style, I guess, although I can’t say it’s one I enjoy.

Tim: To be honest, much as his vocals work slightly okay here, I’m not sure the world needed a new James Blunt track. It did, though, need this track, and if James’s presence is the price we need to pay for that, then that’s fine by me.

Martin Jensen – Solo Dance

“Hey, it’s another Galantis-a-like!”

Tim: Hey, it’s another Galantis-a-like! Ish, take a listen.

Tim: Curious video given the song’s message, really, showing at is a whole load of people all very happily dancing in a group, but never mind that.

Tom: It’s not like they’re all doing their own choreography, either. I mean, it’s still impressive dancing, but yes, you’re right.

Also, full marks to Martin for managing to pretend he’s actually doing something on the decks all the way through the video.

Tim: It’s a fun song, and who won’t like that? It is, really, a song that you might want to dance in a group to, so maybe the entire song’s wrong OH I DON’T KNOW. Either way, it’s danceable, it’s a good style, and all round I don’t think I’ll complain.

Tom: And it’s basically Galantis. They’ve had a lot of influence.