4hero remixes Natalie Duncan’s ‘Hearts In A Cage’

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Legendary London producer Marc Mac, under his 4hero guise, is back on remix duties and creates a lush, celestial soundscape for Natalie Duncan’s sultry ‘Hearts In A Cage’, floating seamlessly through soul-jazz, breakbeat and house, reminiscent of 4hero classics from the Talkin’ Loud era of the late 90s and 2000s.

‘Hearts In A Cage’ is the first in a series of brand new songs recorded for Fallen Tree. For the recording of the new songs for Fallen Tree 1Hundred, Natalie teamed up with musician friends close to her heart. Long-time collaborators Richard Spaven on drums and Alan Mian on bass, along with synth specialist Laurence Jepson, guitarist Rashaan Brown and coming producer/engineer in the studio, Chris Hewitt.

“I wrote this song during the second lockdown and I felt a lot of anguish during that time, a lot was going on socially. The lyrics are a love letter to women, especially black women and girls. It is a message about discovering and falling in love with your identity again after adversity and violence. I had in-depth conversations with my Mum who is a Jamaican immigrant. Those powerful conversations lead to her voice being on the track…” – Natalie Duncan

‘Hearts In A Cage’ including 4hero mixes is out now on Fallen Tree 1Hundred label.


About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.