Swirling away on tasty, early 00’s R&B hooks, David Guetta’s tech house alter ego Jack Back teams up with N.F.I for the thumping club gem “Case Of The Ex.” Originally a massive hit for US singer Mya, her lyrics are skillfully reworked by name-sake Mya Francis and embedded in a rousing club groove, leaning heavy on the kickdrum and some greasy percussion, while adding subtle synth chords and tasty drum rolls to keep the energy flowing all the way. A certified club weapon, already backed by immense DJ support, out now on Spinnin’ Records.
Jack Back has enabled world renowned DJ/producer David Guetta to revert to his roots in house music, taking his groove deeper with a series of techno and tech house driven club tracks. Among many, milestone records have been Defected releases “It Happens (Sometimes),” “Survivor” and last year’s “Feeling,” as well as 2021’s “I’ve Been Missing You” alongside Guz and Ferreck Dawn.
Continuously exploring the depths of his alias, Jack Back now gears up for his first 2023 release, joining forces with famed songwriting/production outfit N.F.I, recently creating a buzz in the dance community with its vocally driven club tracks, including 2021’s “Can’t Come To The Phone” and last year’s hit remix of R3hab & Ryan Arnold’s “Mas Gasolina.” “Case Of The Ex” perfectly resembles Jack Back’s aim, laying down a feverish, tech house tinged beat to play host for a series of upwinding vocal hooks, based on the eponymous 2000 global smash by R&B singer Mya.
While her original vocals featured in a sultry, temporized rhythm, the soulfulness of the song still holds up as contemporary R&B singer Mya Francis debuts in this new 2023 guise, revamping the lyrics into a hot blooded piece of house music. Leave it to Jack Black and N.F.I to catch the essence of a classic, and employ it into a brand new weapon. In this case, the guys nicely loop around the newly created vocals, twisting them upside down and around in mesmerizing effects, while a thumping kickdrum and sharp percussion further raise the energy level.
With cleverly dosed chords and filtered effects, the club floor is bound for a hot blooded ride, breathing oldschool vibes as well as high quality contemporary production.
DJ support underscores this track’s potential, as it’s been played by a huge amount of artists, whether it’s Tiësto, Martin Garrix and Afrojack or EDX, Fedde Le Grand, CID and Timmy Trumpet. Catch Jack Back in action, as he kicks off his 2023 with this furious tune, sure to keep the fire burning throughout the year.