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The foundation of the “Sunloverz” project is in fact the reason for the birth of lickin records. After producing and remixing a great number of tracks for labels all over the word (f.e. rise / Itlay, superior/ Germany, eastwest/ germany, incentive / UK) Francois Sanders and Bernd Johnen produced the track “All Around The World” in spring 2004. This very catchy summer house anthem with a lot of latin percussions ,a french style compressed synth-line and huge singing vocals was the start up for lickin records as the two guys decided to give their loved musicstyle an own homebase.
With this track the two DJs and producers created their typical “Sunloverz” style. A mixture of latin percussive house, some tribal beats, a bit of french filter house and the anthem character of great vocal house hymns. A style which you also will hear when the 2 guys hit the decks in their famous Sunloverz DJ sets.
The vocals hooks to this song were written and performed by Jan Loechel – an international known songwriter who works also for ATB, 4 Strings, H-Blockx and RANK 1 just to mention a few. “All Around The World” was worldwide licensed from spinnin’ records / NL.
The second Sunloverz Single “Shine On” was released in April 2005 just as a one-sided testpressing and sold over 2500 copies in just a few weeks. “Shine On” is an adaption of the classic 80s “Shining Song” by Steve Winwood – who also supplied the basis to the worldwide No. 1 hit “Call On Me”. The track reached top 20 positions in all relevant german dance charts (f.e. DDC, DMC, ODC 40) and remained there for 9 weeks. It is a “must have” track for every DJ who also plays Call On Me, So Much Love To Give, Falling Stars, High Again and has a big airplay potential. It even attracted big attention on the Winter Music Conference in Miami.