Soul Central is most famously known for their version of ‘Strings Of Life’ which became a worldwide anthem and one of the most prominent songs in clubland. The duo Paul Timothy and Matt Mckillop are presently celebrating 20 years at the forefront of House Music. The track originally placed Top Ten in the UK charts and received an NMC award for extensive radio plays following its release on the highly respected Defected Records. Time Out listed the song within “The 20 Best House Tracks Ever”, receiving similar accolades from The Guardian, LA Weekly, DJ Mag and Mixmag.
Soul Central’s brand new take of the chart topping classic has brought the track into modern day, whilst maintaining the old school essence of the original. A skill few can pull off. Strings Of Life / Un Amore Supremo pacing is a credit to the duo’s experience in arranging, where every build up creates the perfect amount of tension leading towards the euphoric piano riff that is synonymous to the heart and soul of ‘House Music’.
The release has garnered support from industry players including Gorgon City, Joseph Capriati, LF System, Honey Dijon and Paco Osuna following on from their original supporters Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez, Sonny Fodera, LP Giobbi, Annie Mac, Carl Cox, Danny Howard, Hannah Wants, Paul Oakenfold, Sam Divine and Sarah Story.
“I’m beyond excited to share our new updated versions of one of the all-time clubland classics. Over the past two decades we have constantly evolved and remained firmly focussed on creating poignant, joyful releases that actively celebrate house music and the emotional connection it evokes.”
The new version was first featured as the final track from Graeme Park’s Hacienda House Party during lock down which is estimated to have engaged over 4 million listeners following their first show across digital platforms showcasing icons ranging from Moby, Danny Tenaglia, Inner City and David Morales.
CENTRL will play host to a string of new releases from the duo as they catapult far beyond their original House roots. With new singles with E-Man from ‘It’s Yours’, Cevin Fisher, Inaya Day and many more memorable names, the duo plan to take in a more electronic focussed vibe whilst aiming to supersede previous success.
We have an incredible amount of music that we cannot wait to share. Over the last few years we’ve been working to raise the bar musically and grow the brand with a whole new audience. It’s great to see so much love continuing for Soul Central and our releases. Strings Of Life / Un Amore Supremo is an important part of our journey and it’s amazing to see clubbers and DJ’s across the world in full support. We love to connect people on dancefloors and ignite sustained memories.”
Soul Central continues to top charts, receiving a Grammy Award nomination for their collaboration with iconic vocalists Crystal Waters and Robin S. The Duo have also expanded their CENTRL Music brand to worldwide syndication, following on from their Galaxy FM Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland and Spain show and their new residency with Select Radio – The UK’s No.1 dance music station.
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