Tough Love & Roger Sanchez – In The Name Of Love
Having just stormed into the Official UK Chart at #11 with first break out hit ‘So Freakin’ Tight’, UK production duo Tough Love have joined forces with S-Man on new collaborative record ‘In the Name of Love’ feat. Nastaly.
Out now via their own Get Twisted Records imprint, ‘In The Name of Love’ is a punchy, rolling house track that echoes Tough Love’s definitive garage influence, with S-Man’s gritty, driving bass serving as the perfect foil for the duo to showcase more of their club-focused material. Rapper and Get Twisted family member Nastaly provides the vocal to add a more visceral sense of energy and purpose to the bouncy, peak-time flow of the instrumental – a relationship that feels key to the overriding appeal of the record.
With support from key dance music tastemakers including Annie Mac, and dubbed ‘an act you need to look out for’ by BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Tough Love are enjoying a blistering 2015 to date, following impressive remixes of Shift K3Y’s ‘I Know’, Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ and Clean Bandit’s ‘Real Love’.
Teaming up with Tough Love’s Alex and Stef is house legend Roger Sanchez, who has re-established his S-Man Moniker to return to his club roots and create darker, harder dance records – and the synergy between the two is obvious from the outset. Full of creative force, energy and drive, ‘In The Name Of Love’ listens like all good dance records should, itself a testament to just how far Tough Love have come over the last 12 months.