|By Various Reviewers - See Below|
|Sugarglider - Bee Sting Smile - US
DMA Magazine - Dean Furguson (HiNRG/Eurobeat) May 2001 Domestic single-of-the-month honors go to a former UK import called "Bee Sting Smile" by Sugarglider on the cleverly acronym'd NAJM (No Attitude, Just Music) label. The Sugarglider debut is one of those rare singles that manages to cover most every trendy club base without even trying. Lead singer Barbie Thomas' vocals are sensual and inviting, and the production has the kind of instant accessibility that club spinners and dance radio programmers dream about at night. The circuit/NRG Party boys should head right for the D-Bop mix while the big room boys aim for the Sunscreem turn. Either way, you're in for a wild ride. Put the Sugarglider single at the absolute top of this month's 'must-have' list!
DJ Julian Marsh
This release has the rare distinction of being a double debut. Not only is it the first US release for the UK-based Sugarglider (Barbie Thomas, Steve Mortimer, and Phil Wyard), but it is also the debut release from the NAJM label. With six tracks (three of which were licensed from ADSR Records in the UK), the CD maxi single offers two radio edits and four extended versions. While the Sugarglider Original Vocal Mix (6:27) is a progressive vocal house cut that easily stands on its own merits, my pick is the anthemic Sunscreem Tranced Out Eclipse Mix (10:00). The tracks layered ethereal sounds and hypnotic female vocals evidence Sunscreems crisp influence, and the result is a remix that rivals the quality of Sunscreems chart-topping original productions. The D-Bop Beam Me Up Mix (7:39) is a strong vocal euro-house version with progressive flair, while the NAJM Underground House Dub (6:35) offers a clever synth-driven US underground sound that also has considerable prime time appeal. In all, this release shows great promise. Scott Huffman
DJ Times & Mixer Magazines
Oscar Poche - Syndicated Writer
Flamingo Record Pool Chart TOP TEN - Miami, Florida February 17th, 2001 Two Weeks at #9!
Dixie Dance Kings - #1 Added Record (March 28, 2001)
B.A.D.D.A (Bay Area Dance DJ
Streaming Real Audio Samples
|Sunscreem Tranced Out Eclipse Mix 129 BPM|
|Original Vocal Mix 131 BPM|
|D-Bop Beam Me Up Mix 136 BPM|
|NAJM Underground House Dub 130 BPM (Available on Maxi CD Only)|
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