- Release Date 2011-03-30
- Label Look At You Records
- Catalog LAY135
Early support from Franck Roger, Roger S., Tony Humphries, Groove Assassin, Martin Ikin, Nathan G, DJ Sneak, Nic Fanciulli, Shane D, Booker T, Stonebridge & many more!
Every now and again a mysterious tune comes from out of nowhere and smacks you in the face. You make a mad dash to the DJ booth and you're like 'damn what the hell was that!' Well get ready because this ones comin' at cha' fast & strong and with all the extra trimmings (just in time for your Holiday pleasure). Look At You Records head honcho DJ Dealer, and MoreHouse Records co-owner Evan Landes from Groove Junkies team up with Los Angeles by way of London singer/songwriter extraordinaire Chezere for a collaboration that is primed and ready to torch dancefloors worldwide!
A little background on the project and the players involved:
There's always been a mutual respect between Pound Boy/Juke Joint founder DJ Dealer who now runs shop out of Chicago and Groove Junkies founding member Evan Landes who holds things down in Los Angeles. Between the 2 of them they've collectively put out over 150 releases throughout the years on their own highly regarded labels and have worked with, or remixed some of the biggest artists on the planet. Artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Usher, Pussycat Dolls, Leela James, Frankie Knuckles, Joi Cardwell, Lisa Millett, Deborah Cox, Dajae, Byron Stingily, Brandy, Yolanda Adams, Ben Watt, Kim English and Sandy Rivera have all received the midas touch from the 'Junk Man & The Dealer'. The two highly regarded veterans have performed on some of the biggest stages around the world and alongside the biggest names in the biz. When the idea to explore doing a collaboration came up the two guys jumped at the opportunity. The only issue was where to start. That was settled quickly when Dealer let the Junk Man hear an insane drum track called 'Hungry' that Dealer put out in 2009. With limited promotion, it received massive support from the likes of Roger Sanchez and Copyright to name a few. The only thing missing now was a song and a singer!! With Dealer's drums locked and loaded, Evan's mission was simple - find a great vocalist and write a song that would not only compliment the existing foundation, but take things to a whole new level.
French Vogue Magazine once quoted - If Lenny Kravitz and Nenah Cherry had a child, she'd be called Chezere and she'd put her parents to shame! Chezere is one of only a few artists who appeal to a mass and varied audience, which is reflected through the diverse musical styles released under her name. One moment she's doing a killer dance tracks with 'House' dons such as Roy Davis Jr., and Mark Grant and then it's Acid Jazz with UFO and Urban Species; and just when you think you've got her figured out she hits you with a soaring vocal on a drum & bass track! Introduced by a mutual friend, Chez and Evan linked up in LA to write and put a top on the now infamous drums. It was a very interesting creative process considering there was absolutely zero chord structure or melodic confines to write to! This was the first time either one had written this way, but after three or four sessions 'Hungry' had now morphed itself into a full blown song and 'My Day Has Come' was born. With lyrics and melody in place, it was time for Dealer and Evan to add their production magic to their respective mixes. Considering the drums provided the inspiration for the project, they are featured prominently in each mix. Now hammer this hard & play it loud for the children!! Enjoy & Happy Holidays!
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