God save the Queen
Yo! Majesty release their brand new single, Don’t Let Go, on March 30th 2009. This live favourite, with a strong message about soldiering on through adversity, is the track that everyone has been waiting for from their debut LP, Futuristically Speaking… Never Be Afraid. Now mixed, mainly on spec by their broad range of fans, this should blow up any dancefloor if it hasn’t already… Remixes come courtesy of:
The sound of the new London groove put together by Leo Yo Yo Greenslade, (founding member and resident at the aforementioned west London institution that is the go to party every Thursday that side of the capital - and now all over the world) and Alex Phountzi, original member of the famed London Broken Beat crew Bugz In The Attic. This mix keeps the originals MANDY vs Booka Shade-esque bassline and funks it up inna London style.
An originator of the style that they call simply 'Funky', NG the producer behind the classic to be 'Tell Me' feat. Katy B, takes the girls into deeper and darker territory that we imagined but in this killer mix we get the future sound of one of the many directions that this exciting new genre is going in. The vocal is sweet, the dub is deep.
A1 Bassline Remix
Christian Shank, one half of Game boy Ravers Party Shank, has been tipped by NME as one to watch in 2009 due to his incendiary productions and mixes, 'a mash up of bass line house with grime, post new rave and 'ardcore nostalgia and hyperactive toyshop electro' say NME his Club Action mix was a smash on the blogs last year and this hypes things up even more
Batty Bassline Remix
We love Bastard Batty Bass, the East London club night; and resident, Hannah Holland's eclectic smash ups of a set that we have heard all over London (she has done it all over the world). She has been a keen supporter of the girls so we thought it only right she should get her hands on them and do with them what she wanted. This mix is amazing, taking in all the elements that make her sets so good. It’s got the breaks, the bass and the drive to work a main room.....hard!
What can you say about the man behind Rekids, Quiet Village and so many remixes official and not? Well you could try this - Radio Slave has an uncanny ear for bringing together all the major eras of house and techno – from Chicago jack-house to Detroit analogue techno, from British progressive house to more minimal German strains – and blending them together into music that sounds altogether new, yet inspiringly familiar. Now relocated to Berlin, this mix goes deep and moody in a classic house style that works the groove to dramatic effect..........this mix is all about the groove. Enjoy the ride!
ps.....Yo! Majesty will be touring the UK extensively in March, full dates are as follows:
Tue 17 Mar 2009 Newcastle Cluney
Wed 18 Mar 2009 UK Leeds The Faversham
Thu 19 Mar 2009 UK Sheffield Leadmill 2
Fri 20 Mar 2009 UK London Koko Club NME
Sat 21 Mar 2009 UK Bristol Thekla
Tue 31 Mar 2009 UK London Cargo