Icarus & Arle release new collaboration on SubSoul

The single is lifted from the new SubSoul & Friends Vol. 2 EP. The EP, out on the 27th January, also features original tracks from the likes of Après, Kideko and US producer Dillon Nathaniel.

Yet another talent emerging from the South West stronghold, the FFRR signees already gathered support from the biggest tastemakers in dance music like Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Mixmag or OWLSA. With confirmed appearances at Annie Mac’s Lost & Found and Hideout Festival in 2017, Icarus are strengthening their position as one of the most promising UK dance acts to watch out for this year.

Speaking of their involvement on the track, Icarus said: “in late 2015, the track really sparked our inspiration so we hit up Arle about being involved with it somehow. It turned out he was in talks with our pals over at SubSoul, so we all had a chat and decided it’d be cool to do an ‘Icarus Edit’. Fast forward to 2017 and we’re excited that it’s finally out there!”


Star Slinger’s ‘We Could Be More’ EP via OWLSA

Today, Star Slinger unveils the We Could Be More EP – his debut release with OWSLA. Featuring vocal collaborations from D∆WN, Tungi Ige, Sam Sparro, James Vincent McMorrow and Sara Z, the We Could Be More EP marks a departure from Darren Williams past work, leaping into more traditional songwriting format and moving away from the heavier beats and club focused tracks on previous releases.

Title track ‘We Could Be More’ featuring the American singer-songwriter D∆WN is a serene yet powerful combination of electronic beats and R&B melody, with DAWN’s emotive and sensual vocal telling the familiar story of love and friendship.

Featuring the soulful vocals of James Vincent McMorrow, ‘Slow Love’ is an irresistibly delicate track. It’s twinkling pop melody, pulsing percussion and subtle but undeniable groove makes it a standout track on the EP. ‘Losing Sleep’ feat. Sam Sparro continues on a similar tip whilst ‘Looking To Be Seen’ feat. Sara Z feels more at home in the club with its powerful piano-led melody paving the way for Sara Z’s blissful tone and a more assertive percussion.

William’s penchant for Hip Hop and Blues shines through penultimate track ‘If It Shall’ – which samples an ancient blues and gospel record retrieved from one of his many crate digging journeys through Central Europe – and the melancholic instrumental of the EP’s closer, ‘Pardon’ featuring the seductive flow of Tunji Ige.

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