Sultan & Ned Shepard Featuring Nadia Ali, "Call My Name"


Nadia Ali's voice is one of dance music's most unmistakable: alternately husky and girlish, the Pakistani-American vocalist possesses a haunted drone that seems to match the electronic beats over which she's usually singing. DJ/producers (and Harem label heads) Sultan and Ned Shepard use that instrument to great effect on "Call My Name," a melodic ballad that recalls the similarly moody "Rapture," the hit that Ali scored as a member of the group iiO in 2001. Kaskade adds his trademark uptempo shimmer with a dub and a remix, and trance man Max Graham, known for his rhythmic, heady style, takes the original to a more epic level on his own remix. But all the producers can't weigh down Ali's vocal too heavily; it has too much life on its own.


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