The father of house music, Marshall Jefferson, and rising stars, Wh0, have joined forces for new single ‘Family’. Featuring the gospel-tinged vocals of El Boogie, this uplifting track evokes memories of early house classics and the message of family and togetherness which house music spread around the world.
Marshall Jefferson needs little introduction. Since he released the first ever piano house track, ‘Move Your Body’, on TRAX Records in Chicago back in 1986 he has remained a pivotal figure in the story of house music, both as a solo producer and as part of influential act, Ten City, among others. Since forming in 2018, Wh0 have kept their identity hidden and focused on their music, delivering massive dance tracks which have seen them pick up over 25 million streams, certified hits on Radio 1, including the ‘Dance Anthem’ title, and releases on key labels such as Ultra Music, Positiva and Toolroom. LA-based vocalist, El Boogie, brings a vocal reminiscent of some of the great names in house music, lifting ‘Family’ into the realms of instant classic.
Marshall Jefferson remains as relevant now as he has ever been. The enduring quality of ‘Move Your Body’ saw the track rule the airwaves once again last year with a newly revamped version produced in collaboration with Manchester house heroes, Solardo. He also made a recent return with Ten City alongside Byron Stingily announcing their first album for 27 years to great acclaim. Marshall Jefferson’s influence on house music cannot be overstated!
Mysterious duo Wh0 just keep getting better. With a Nile Rodgers collaboration already under their belt and others with Idris Elba and Laidback Luke forthcoming, ‘Family’ will only add further to their reputation as purveyors of the highest quality house music. In a short space of time, Wh0 have picked up radio support from Danny Howard, Mistajam and countless others, scored 4 x no.1 spots with Music Week, topped Spotify’s House Music Weekly chart and still found time to build their own successful Wh0Plays label, with a stream of stunning releases designed to tear up the dancefloor.
‘Family’ takes you back to the halcyon days of house with soaring harmonies and sing-along vocals from El Boogie – proving why he is also a much-in-demand vocal coach – riding above a signature Marshall Jefferson piano groove, shuffling house beats and irresistible bassline. The production is contemporary and top quality, as you would expect where these names are involved, but has an unmistakeable classic house vibe, with all the elements coming together in sublime fashion to deliver a feelgood summer anthem.
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