Sef releases this decent R&B number “Need A Hero” in two formats. First up, we have the vanilla version which features an awful AutoTune guest rap from Swiss, not to mention a pretty terrible PacMan beat. It would be almost worthless, were it not for the vocal talents of silky-smooth Sef. His voice is, indeed, just perfect for this type of number, and he takes care of his part, even if all else is crumbling around him.
Then, however, comes the D-Boy remix. It fortunately provides a complete – and necessary – transformation, a hero that rescues “Need A Hero” from inevitable doom. Yes, the percussion is very Rishi Rich/Mentor, but the rest cleverly expands the sound. Sef’s voice sounds pitch perfect, but it is Des-C that really ignites the track, taking it to another level. It’s a remix worthy of the lofty title “alchemy.”