Track Of The Day 5/8 - Forrest

Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Forrest

At heart, disco is about emotion, about the sweeping landscapes which run across the heart.

A true disco classic, 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' is a case in point. Written by one-time Motown wunderkind Norman Whitfield, the track was partially inspired by the medication abuse of sometime collaborator Miles Gregory.

Featuring a primitive drum machine, the chaotic mixture of machine technology and fragile humanity resulted in a stunning recording, which has been recorded by everyone from Madonna to Ms. Dynamite.

Now Canadian-born producer Forrest has stepped in. Residing in Notting Hill, the beatsmith normally indulges in sun kissed house music, but opted to return to the sound's disco roots for this one off cover.

Using his own vocals, Forrest rips and plays with the final take to produce something which is both tender yet genderless. A truly universal rendition, the breathlessly emotive vocal comes equipped with a wry, self-derential wink - the producer names this cut the 'Liberace version'.

Listen to it below.

Check out Forrest at Dalston Roof Top Gardens this Saturday (August 10th).

 

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