Arguably the most innovative single to come out of the Just Kiddin studio yet, it comes hot on the heels of hit releases with Sonny Fodera, and Ella Henderson and House Gospel Choir, and it’s exceedingly good…
UK duo Just Kiddin deliver their first release on Perfect Havoc since officially signing to the label’s management arm in June. ‘Moonshine River’ is a feelgood single with rolling piano groove and soulful vocals and comes in comes in collaboration with the impressively eclectic Vancouver-based production outfit, DiRTY RADiO. Released on 29th July, the wild-west-inspired single cuts a creative line between commercial dance and modern soul and showcases these producers at their very best.
Hailing from Northamptonshire, Just Kiddin aka Lewis Thompson and Laurie Revell have been working up a storm since their 2014 summer hit ‘Thinking About It’. Released by Parlophone’s dance imprint, FFRR, it received over 50 plays across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and over 16 million streams online.
Fast forward and the talented producers now have streaming numbers clocking over 200 million globally. Contributing to that count is the 2021 single ‘Risk It All’ with Ella Henderson and House Gospel Choir, which received a ‘Hottest Record’ accolade from Charlie Hedges on BBC Radio 1 and playlisted on BBC Radio 2. And their collaboration ‘Closer’ with Sonny Fodera proved a streaming hit on Spotify, finding its way into the platform’s biggest dance playlists such as Beast Mode and mint.
Since first appearing on Perfect Havoc in 2019 with a remix of ‘Fallen’ by Joel Corry, Just Kiddin went on to release the Radio 1 “Future Anthem” ‘Body Talk’ (on Nothing Else Matters), to the more recent contagious pop-dance outing ‘Change My Mind’ which received 11 spins on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems and charted at #7 on Billboard’s Dance/Mixshow Chart.
On the touring side, Just Kiddin will play four dates at the new Joel Corry Pool Party residency at Ibiza Rocks this summer, as well as for WNDRLND x Perfect Havoc at Eden Ibiza on 30th July.
The DiRTY RADiO outfit aka Shadi, Waspy and Tonez has been churning out a satisfying synthesis of progressive soul, R&B and electronic sounds since 2010. Their diverse sounds have been dropping on such prolific labels such as Spinnin’, Majestic Casual and Mad Decent, racking up 20+million streams on Spotify and international airplay all the way from the UK on BBC Radio1Xtra to triple j in Australia.
That global appeal has earned DiRTY RADiO collaborations with respected artists from all over, including Young Franco (Australia), Mike Mago (Holland), Jean Tonique (France) and many others. Their sexy, soul-drenched R&B and pulsing dance floor bangers have evidently been turning heads, and they’ll continue to do so on this latest release.
Perfect Havoc – a runner-up for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.
With a talent-packed schedule for 2022 that also features releases from PS1, Austin Millz, Simon Fields and many more, Perfect Havoc is guaranteed to serve up a ton of new accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.
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Just Kiddin x DiRTY RADiO – ‘Moonshine River’ is out now via Perfect Havoc
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