Back in 2010, Michael Woods released a dance floor classic known as “No Access.” Two years later, that track has been rebuilt with a vocal from Ester Dean, and has been renamed “We’ve Only Just Begun.” Modernizing throwback dance tunes for the pop climate of 2012 has been trending of late, and its never fun to see old favorites make friendly with the radio. However, Woods is sure to please everybody with his latest release, including the vocal mix, the instrumental, and a remix from R3hab & ZROQ — delivering versions for the commercially inclined, dance floor oriented, and more.
After hearing Michael Woods’ update to his classic tune “No Access,” we were worried he might be headed down the radio-friendly pop route so many of his colleagues are taking — thankfully this was not the case. The preview for his edit of “Diamond Rings” successfully quelled our fears, combining his usual electro grunginess with a melodic build.
In conjunction with the song’s release we’ve teamed up with Provoke to give away a one-of-a-kind commemorative skateboard. One winner will receive the deck as well as wall mounts provided by Toronto skate shop, So Hip It Hurts. All you have to do to enter is submit your information on Punchtab. The winner will be announced and contacted via email sometime next week. Good luck!
In 2010 Michael Woods released the dance floor staple, “No Access,” but he is just now giving it the vocal treatment. He’s posted a Pete Tong radio rip of the newly-titled, updated version and it’s surprising how much the minor addition has changed the song — and not for the better. The beats are still instantly recognizable but the vibe of the track is completely different; pop fans will likely rejoice but we’re majorly disappointed with this unnecessary and cheesy addition. The dance music world is overflowing with David Guetta wannabes, so we hope Woods isn’t abandoning his sound in favor of mainstream popularity. As Tong said, this is “gonna be huge” and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it get some radio play. However, we’ll always be partial to the original, lyric-free, “No Access,” which we’ve also embedded for you below.
Update: The official video is out now. Check it below.