NYC’s Cheyne Christian joins forces with IDA fLO

NYC’s Cheyne Christian joins forces with IDA fLO

New York’s Cheyne Christian continues his impressive catalogue of releases on some of house music’s most respected imprints with a fresh new tune on his own increasingly popular Bridge & Tunnel Beat Co. label. Out now, ‘Spirit Release’ is an introspective collaboration with San Francisco-based singer/songwriter IDA fLO, inspired by Cheyne’s journey back to both physical and mental health after falling severely ill with COVID.

A track with a wealth of rising energy and emotive frequencies set to Cheyne’s distinct Tribal, Latin, Tech and Afro-house grooves, IDA fLO’s uplifting lyrics had a profound effect on Cheyne as they came about in most serendipitous way. Cheyne explains,

“Covid caused me all sorts of underlying issues and put me in such a dark place and being in hospital, I had no desire to make music.  I eventually pulled myself together and wrote the melody for the track; it was a therapy session where everything I’d been feeling for the past few months came out of me in the track.  I approached IDA thinking she could write something cool; she had no clue about my situation or depression.  I was astounded with her lyrics; she seemed to have felt, and then articulate, in words, my journey from darkness back to the light. In my years of collaborating with someone, I’ve never felt this connected; that’s when we knew we had something special.”

Hailing from the underground of New York’s ‘90s rave scene, Cheyne has been captivating audiences and making people dance for decades. He’s released on coveted labels such as Toolroom, Saved, Juicy Music, and Nervous Records, and counts Claptone as a number one fan with the mask-clad DJ supporting everything the NYC artist has ever made, including Cheyne’s quality bootleg of ‘Sunglasses At Night’ at ADE in 2019.

Cheyne’s tech house stomper ‘Ritmo’, signed to the Black Hole Recordings’ sublabel, Force of Habit, was a massive hit with tastemakers the world over, especially with a certain Carl Cox who looped and danced to the track at clubbing hotspot The Brooklyn Mirage. And that’s not all; Cheyne’s list of supporters extends to Fatboy Slim, Oscar G, Cedric Gervais, David Guetta and Mark Knight

As a DJ, infectious house beats are at the heart of all Cheyne Christian’s sets. He’s performed at Somewhere NoWhere (NYC) and House of Hyde at SLS (Miami), and this year he’s back on tour touching down at Mayfair and Devil May Care in Texas, and at WMC for the annual Juicy Music bash.

Back to Cheyne’s latest single, San Francisco-based song siren, IDA fLO elevates the magic that is ‘Spirit Release’. Her first dance music release came on Glasgow Underground Records in 2015 alongside CASSIMM, and she’s since gone on to be one the highest performing vocalists and songwriters in house music today.

‘Spirit Release’ is yet another infectious release in Cheyne Christian’s intriguing discography as he continues to resonate with fans and industry alike. Keep an eye for his next release on Juicy Music on February 17th and in the meantime, stream ‘Spirit Release’ now:



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