Corsini Christian AKA DJ Jack Smith is an Italian DJ and producer who has been performing his one of a kind mix of disco, house, and electro pop across his home country for over 20 years. He started his career performing at the discos of the Tuscan Emilian Apennines in the late 90s, playing for diverse crowds and developing a mastery of different styles. As his career grew, DJ Jack Smith became more and more interested in producing and engineering, which currently takes up most of his time. A quick run through his catalog makes it obvious that DJ Jack Smith has always tried to push the boundaries of the genre by combining different musical elements and genres to create something magical. His tracks and remixes always have a story to tell.
“She calls out to the man on the street ‘Sir, can you help me? It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep. Is there somewhere you can tell me?’ He walks on, doesn’t look back He pretends he can’t hear her. Starts to whistle as he crosses the street. Seems embarrassed to be there. Oh, think twice, ’cause it’s another day for you and me in paradise.”
In 1989 these words rang out loud for the very first time, from the Phil Collins multi-platinum and Grammy-award winning single “Another Day In Paradise”. The song about homelessness and social injustice, left many with a burdened conscious and a heavy heart, as those words echoed undeniable truths. Over the years, the social injustices remain brutally intact, while the song itself has been covered by a variety of artists, in different musical styles. Now in 2020, Italian DJ and Producer, DJ Jack Smith brings his own personal EDM version to the table.
To meet the new decade, and the ever-changing trends and tastes in music, DJ Jack Smith lifts the tempo and lays down a warm tropically-styled backdrop, driven by a thumping kick drum, and a dominating bassline that growls alongside the airy melody. The female vocal by Sevda B delivers a breathy and effervescent flow, gracefully communicating the song’s significant message.
Cleverly sugarcoated on the outside to reach a wider and younger audience, within the “Another Day In Paradise” arrangement, those lyrics still weigh heavy on the heart, and DJ Jack Smith’s resonating basslines are in total sync with that sentiment, emphasizing the urgency of the song’s core message.
Animated by the thought of combining music and a story-line, DJ Jack Smith’s previous single “Electric Shock” ft. Sevda B is another truly an exceptional one that captivates the listener immediately. Kicking off with a strong beat and a scintillating melody, the track encapsulates the bass-driven vibes and charms you, leaving a tingling sensation making you want to know what happens next.
“Electric Shock” is powerful, has warm, all-embracing synths and features the sultry and soul-searching vocals of Sevda B. It is a hard-hitting track with dark and vicious bassline, perfectly capturing the edgy tension the story wishes to achieve. The track aims to re code how EDM can deliver a story.
It is a highly ambitious project which is a far cry from regular dance tracks. DJ Jack Smith has taken a leap of faith and he has had a perfect landing with “Electric Shock” ft. Sevda B. The track has been impeccably conceptualized and executed with absolute perfection. It gives the listener an out of the world sonic experience and an insistent dance-floor groove.
“Electric Shock” ft. Sevda B is highly emotive and perfectly anchors to the mood DJ Jack Smith tries to create. Enjoying dance music is the most basic aspect of human nature. You either like a particular grouping of notes and rhythms, or you don’t. It’s that simple. Lately I’ve discovered that such a simple task is left behind when you become involved in the intricacies and multi-layered sounds of DJ Jack Smith.
“Electric Shock” ft. Sevda B is certainly far better than what I had expected and certainly far more interesting than anything I could have hoped for. Above all, it made me pay attention. As such, I found myself intrigued with almost every sound that I heard.
The unadulterated pleasure of enjoying EDM music in an effort to experience new sounds is an art that has been lost for some time now, with so many clones doing the rounds. Thanks to DJ Jack Smith I’ve rediscovered that pleasure again. DJ Jack Smith evolution as a producer has been evident and fluid, with each passing release serving as a landmark in his journey.
The meticulousness weaved into the drums, bass and chord progressions is immediately apparent on “Electric Shock”, making the tune supremely enjoyable and easily one of DJ Jack Smith’s strongest offerings, while its uplifting undertones are capable of raising the energy levels of any dance floor.
Both“Another Day In Paradise” and “Electric Shock” ft. Sevda B serve as yet another enlightening portal into the seasoned producer’s psyche; true labors of love that showcase his willingness to constantly progress, communicate and innovate.