Adam F, Kokiri and Rae - Harmony (MJ Cole Remix)
Adam F, Kokiri & Rae have revealed the first two remixes ahead of their forthcoming single ‘Harmony’, which is out 29th July.
The first comes courtesy of Kideko, alongside regular collaborator and friend George Kwali. The pair’s previous collaboration, ‘Crank It’ received heavy support from Annie Mac, quickly becoming an instantly recognisable dance floor hit. They’ve applied a similar approach to their rework of Adam F, Kokiri and Rae’s track ‘Harmony’, adding a bouncing bassline, skipping hi-hats and garage-style synth notes to Rae’s soaring vocals for a catchy, four-to-the-floor take on the record.
Garage legend MJ Cole has also stepped up to add his touch to ‘Harmony’. A slow intro focusing on Rae’s original vocals leads into a fast-paced house bassline coupled with cascades of synths, complimenting the chopped-up vocal samples from the original.
‘Harmony’ is the result of the meeting of three differing musical minds; Adam F, the mastermind behind legendary drum n bass track ‘Circles’ on Positiva, has since gone on to win a MOBO award for his album ‘Colours’, had a hit with Dizzee Rascal, and founded Breakbeat Kaos Records alongside DJ Fresh – with whom he collaborated to produce ‘Believer’. Consistently diversifying and pushing his musical skills, Adam F has even worked on film scores, and co-wrote the top line for Secondcity’s no1 hit ‘I Wanna Feel’.
Meanwhile, 25 year-old Liverpudlian Kokiri, whose debut on tastemaker label Love & Other ‘Retrospect’ was championed by Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard, has already played a number of high-profile gigs at XOYO, Ministry of Sound, Egg and Ibiza Rocks despite still being relatively new to the scene. He is also a remixer in hot demand: in the last year alone, he has turned in reworks for the likes of Craig David, WSTRN, Tough Love and Wilkinson.
Rae, writer and featured vocalist, is in fact also a DJ, remixer and producer with a long history in the house music scene; her debut release was as lead vocalist and songwriter on Kings of Tomorrow’s 2008 anthem ‘Can’t Stop’ on Defected Records, whilst her most recent hit was as vocalist on ‘Take Me Away’ last year with SKT. Despite their differences, it’s clear that the trio share the same ear for production; ’Harmony’ showcases each of their skills to great effect.
About Nothing Else Matters
Nothing Else Matters is the new record label founded by BBC radio 1 DJ and former BBC colleague Nigel Harding. It launched in huge style with 99 Souls’s hit ‘The Girl Is Mine’, and has since followed up with a mixture of both underground and radio-friendly releases, as well as a big event at London’s The Steelyard. Danny said about the label: “Everyday I’m discovering new tracks and extremely talented artists. Aside from supporting them on air and on the dancefloor, I’ve always wanted a way in which I can help even more people hear these incredible sounds.”