Legendary bass duo Stanton Warriors drop uplifting new single ‘Up2U’, featuring the powerful vocals of Sian Evans, on NewState Music on 26 April. ‘Up2U’ is an exciting taster for their forthcoming ‘Rise’ album out on 31 May – their first studio album in four years.
‘Up2U’ is the perfect slice of euphoric ‘90s inspired flavours fused with the mighty Stanton Warriors’ trademark bass sound alongside the incredible voice of Kosheen vocalist and writer Sian Evans, who collaborated with DJ Fresh on the huge hit ‘Louder’. ‘Up2U’ is set to be a big track over the warmer months and is released ahead of the Stanton Warriors’ ‘Rise’ album – the duo’s first studio album since 2015’s Rebel Bass album which reached No.1 in the Dance Album Charts. ‘Rise’ is released on NewState Music on 31 May 2019.
‘Up2U’ is backed by a striking video demonstrating just how much fun a group of mates can have with some discarded mattresses and a few smoke canisters!
Since bursting onto the scene in 2001 with their multi-award-winning compilation ‘The Stanton Sessions’, the Stanton Warriors irresistible and inimitable sound has consistently remained the soundtrack to some of the world’s biggest and best parties; from East London warehouses, Miami boat parties and illegal Detroit raves, to smashing up the stages of Coachella, Glastonbury, Burning Man and Ultra, selling out global tours, topping DJ lists and arguably having the largest number of band logo tattooed fans in the world!
In the studio, Bristol’s Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler have honed a trademark sound that is at once all their own, but also utterly indefinable, leading to high-profile releases on XL Recordings, Fabric, Cheap Thrills, Central Station and Universal, alongside official remixes for everyone from Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim, to MIA, Gorillaz and Danny Byrd. This phenomenal output and remarkable longevity have ensured the Stanton Warriors legendary status amongst not only their fans, but also their peers, as they remain fresh, original and relevant, obstinately dancing to the beat of their own drum, helping to pave the way for new talent, proudly ploughing their own genre for twenty years and as the new album title points to, still continuing to rise.