Exclusive Premiere: Niteshifters – We Can Fly (Dr Packer Remix) on Delimusic

Artist: Niteshifters
Title: We Can Fly (including Dr Packer & Simon Tellier Remixes)
Label: Delimusic
Cat No: Deli004
Release Date: 3rd August 2018 on Traxsource promo / Full release 17th August 2018
Genre: House / Disco

‘We Can Fly’ is the shimmering new love song from London’s brilliantly authentic live Disco band, Niteshifters. This uplifting Disco gem is made up of delicious sweeping strings, groovy guitars, warm keys and an irresistible funky bass, providing the perfect backdrop for Khadija Jajue’s soulfully sweet vocals. Glitterbox star Dr Packer sprinkles his Disco magic on a remix, amping up the percussive beats with a groover primed to smash the Ibizan soulful dance floors and beyond this season. Rounding off the package, Simon Tellier offers up an insatiably funky slab of French Touch, bursting with retro power-synths, an infectious bass and a feast of ‘tom-tastic’ beats, which has already been picked up for this Summer’s Wimbledon coverage on BBC TV!”

“What I’ve always loved about classic disco music is the variety”, notes Niteshifters’ producer Ed Moris, “these days dance music is very compartmentalised. With the exception of a very few cross-genre sets, you won’t hear drum and bass on the Tech house dance floor and you won’t get a funky house DJ to play minimal techno. Back in the golden era of disco there was an ‘anything goes’ philosophy which I was keen to bring to this project.” – Niteshifters

Niteshifters are a London based production outfit formed in 2017 making dance music for today’s party people. The brainchild of producer Ed Moris (Flying Fish/Cooking/ NinjaTune/Hospital), Niteshifters blend classic soulful sounds from Disco to Funk, penning killer dancefloor grooves with contemporary live production. The band is fronted by vocalist Khadija Jajue, whose is joined by the talented voices of Elliott May (Basement Jaxx) and Faye Streek – a vocal powerhouse perfect for Disco! The band is a stellar line-up of heavyweight musicians including Ed Moris (Keys), Ollie Raphael (Drums), Laurence Bryar (Guitars), Ben Jones (Bass), Toby Street and Nacho Stax (Horns) and Julian De Metz (Percussion). Their debut single ‘Show Me What You’ve Got’ followed by their album ‘Huge Disco’ were released in Summer 2017 received support from soulful heavyweights such as Craig Charles (Radio 2) – ‘We are reigniting a love of Disco with the Niteshifters”, Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) and Paul Miller (BBC Soul Show), among many more. As well as their production work Niteshifters are a full live band and will be touring with a full live show in the UK this Autumn.

Dr Packer is an alias of Western Australia’s DJ Greg Packer who has been a stalwart on the WA electronic dance music scene for almost 30 years. His magical Soul, Funk, and Disco reworks and re-edits have featured on top labels such as Z Records, Disco Dat, Salsoul Records, Midnight Riot, Big love, CR2 and more, along with the mighty Glitterbox label and party brand for whom he regularly DJ’s for.

Simon Tellier is a French musician/producer who has worked with the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, Birdy, Jason Derulo, Gloria Gaynor, Taio Cruz, Tinchy Stryder and One Direction, among many. Simon also worked as an in-house drummer for the Pop Hit factory “Xenomania Records”, he played for many of their artists including Mini Viva, Florrie Arnold, Nightvision and Alex Gardner, also supporting acts like Paolo Nutini, Scouting for Girls, Leona Lewis and Whitney Houston.

01. We Can Fly (Original Disco Mix)
02. We Can Fly (Instrumental Mix)
03. We Can Fly (Dr Packer Remix)
04. We Can Fly (Dr Packer Remix Instrumental)
05. We Can Fly (Simon Tellier Remix)
06. We Can Fly (Simon Tellier Remix Instrumental)
07. We Can Fly (Dr Packer Remix Radio Edit)
08. We Can Fly (Simon Tellier Remix Radio Edit)

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.