North east feature vocalist releases solo debut with Roni Size remix
Mizbee has been established as a feature vocalist for House and Techno DJs since 2012. A far removal from the Drum n Bass MCing she had been well-known for around the Newcastle rave scene, with a regular spot at Curves MCing for some of DnB’s most well respected artists on a weekly basis. It was during this time that a chance encounter with fellow Geordie producer, Railinz would quickly lead to the song Joy being written – one of the flagship tracks taken from the forthcoming debut album is also Mizbee’s debut single as a solo artist.
With a vocal as effortlessly listenable as Joy, it was inevitable remixers would soon start knocking on the door. The first remix would come almost immediately after the song was written, with NU-Disco Groovers, Dusted Angels tapping straight into the source, whipping the a cappella from Railinz studio and layering it over super sexy smooth disco beats, taking the song on a whole new journey of its own.
Mizbee also wanted to pay homage to the two worlds that had played such a big part in her musical journey to date by having one remix from the Drum n Bass world and one from the House world, first up coming from her long term collaborating partner, Mark Jenkyns, who delivers a straight to the floor, heads down House banger. Focusing on small vocal snippets whilst using some of the trippy musical elements from the back of the class to keep you sweating and waiting for the next drop.
When it came to finding the right producer for the Drum N Bass remix, the universe would also provide, when a Mutual friend happened to be playing Joy in the company of DnB royalty, Roni Size, who upon hearing the track made his intentions very clear and as if no time had passed at all, delivered a scorching hot remix. With a sound taking us back to the Touching Down days, Roni continues to prove his finger remains firmly on the pulse of dance culture, giving his classic Full Cycle energy a straight-to-the-point modern twist with an emotive aura drifting dreamily through the breakdowns. One that’s ready for the rewind. Do not sleep!
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