UK duo Just Kiddin have delivered their first release on Perfect Havoc since officially signing to the label’s management arm in June.
‘Moonshine River’ is a feelgood single with rolling piano groove and soulful vocals and comes in collaboration with the impressively eclectic Vancouver-based production outfit, DiRTY RADiO. The wild-west-inspired single cuts a creative line between commercial dance and modern soul and showcases these producers at their very best.
Hailing from Northamptonshire, Just Kiddin aka Lewis Thompson and Laurie Revell have been working up a storm since their 2014 summer hit ‘Thinking About It’ which received over 50 plays across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and over 16 million streams online.
Fast forward and the talented producers now have streaming numbers clocking over 200 million globally. Contributing to that count is the 2021 single ‘Risk It All’ with Ella Henderson and House Gospel Choir, which received a ‘Hottest Record’ accolade from Charlie Hedges on BBC Radio 1 and playlisted on BBC Radio 2. And their collaboration ‘Closer’ with Sonny Fodera proved a streaming hit on Spotify, finding its way into the platform’s biggest dance playlists such as Beast Mode and mint.
The DiRTY RADiO outfit aka Shadi, Waspy and Tonez has been churning out a satisfying synthesis of progressive soul, R&B and electronic sounds since 2010. Their diverse sounds have been dropping on such prolific labels, racking up 20+million streams on Spotify and international airplay all the way from the UK on BBC Radio1Xtra to triple j in Australia. That global appeal has earned DiRTY RADiO collaborations with respected artists from all over, with their sexy, soul-drenched R&B and pulsing dance floor bangers evidently turning heads, and they’ll continue to do so on this latest release.
Perfect Havoc - a runner-up for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.
With a talent-packed schedule for 2022 that also features releases from PS1, Austin Millz, Simon Fields and many more, Perfect Havoc is guaranteed to serve up a ton of new accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.
'Moonshine River' is out now.
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