After the huge success of their Zeds Dead collaboration ‘Lift Me Up’ and the consequent confirmation of upcoming second studio album ‘Only In Dreams’, bass dons Delta Heavy continue the onslaught of huge hitters, this time calling on the talents of one of electronic music’s most in demand vocalists, Jem Cooke, for new single ‘Take Me Home’.
In marked contrast to the roaring bass euphoria of ‘Lift Me Up’, ‘Take Me Home’ has a slightly softer edge, the production duo encouraging the listener to fall over and over into sublime runs of percussive arpeggios that provide a waterfall of rhythm for Jem’s light, dreamy topline and their insistent melodic hook. It’s a deft, delicate touch from Delta Heavy but one that’s masterfully done, managing to keeping the depth and weight of their core D’n’B sound running throughout the entire piece.
UK duo Delta Heavy, who have been producing together since 2008, have refused to be constrained by genre limitations, resulting in a plethora of celebrated productions including ‘Ghost’, ‘Get By’ and their massive debut album ‘Paradise Lost’, which spawned the 18 million+ streaming monster ‘White Flag’. With news breaking last month about their second album ‘Only In Dreams’ and an accompanying world tour, fans from the North America to Australia and everywhere in between have become increasingly ramped to hear upcoming music from the pair.
Having worked with everyone from Cher, Zero 7, Friction, Eric Prydz and Martin Garrix to Camelphat, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, Rebecca Ferguson and Wilkinson, London singer-songwriter Jem Cooke is one of the most requested top line collaborators in the industry. Her vocals have soared across countless tracks, including her previous cut with Delta Heavy, the 2015 single ‘Nobody But You’.
Delta Heavy ft Jem Cooke ‘Take Me Home’ is out for international release via Ram Records.
Delta Heavy could be about to offer one lucky bass DJ the chance of a lifetime, as they launch a competition to find an opening act for their official ‘Only In Dreams’ album launch party at Oval Space in London on February 22nd.
The winner will not only get to perform as part of Delta Heavy’s critically acclaimed Paradise Lost show, but in association with Hotbox, will also win a pile of Delta Heavy and Hotbox merch, and be able to bring 10 friends to the show to witness their set alongside some of the biggest names in UK bass.
To enter, follow these steps exactly:
Your mix must be between 30 minutes and 2 hours long
Upload your mix to Mixcloud or Soundcloud
Your mix MUST be titled “PARADISE LOST DJ COMPETITION - (then insert your DJ name inside the brackets - mixes without DJ names inside the brackets may not be counted)”
Tag the mix “PARADISE LOST DJ COMPETITION”. If you fail to tag your mix correctly, your entry may be missed
Tag the genres of your mix (up to 5 genres)
Add a tracklist
Use the artwork provided here as the artwork for your mix. If you fail to use this artwork, your entry may be missed
Download this cover photo and set it as your FACEBOOK TIMELINE photo. Click ‘edit description’ and insert the link to your mix. Leave this as your cover photo until the competition winner is announced
Invite your Facebook friends to the official event page
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “I’VE ENTERED THE HOTBOX MIXED COMP” and a screenshot of the cover photo on your Facebook profile, a link to your Facebook profile, and a link to your mix
Deadline for the event is February 17th 2019. You must be able to make your own way to the show. Travel and accommodation are not covered in the competition prize.
Terms & Conditions:
Entrants will be judged on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) number of plays, favourites, track selection, quality, technical ability and originality
We will listen to all mixes that register at least 50 plays
Final decision will be made by Delta Heavy and Hotbox. The judges’ decision is final
Your mix should be relevant to the Delta Heavy target audience, which is rooted in quality electronic music. Bass, D&B, Drumstep and Dubstep influences are all welcome. Please do your research on the artist playing to see if this mix competition is right for the sounds you play
You must be a competent DJ and be able to DJ in a club environment
PLEASE NOTE - we are looking for a DJ who understands the skill of a warm up set, setting the tone for the headliners, not someone who will play party bangers from the start, as the winner will be the first DJ on
You must be able to play using 2 x CDJ2000s or 2 x Technic 1210s and an Allen & Heath or Pioneer mixer. No midi controllers will be accepted. The use of Serrato or Traktor is fine. Premashed/prerecorded sets are a NO!
Above all it must have plenty of character, rigour and bursts of colour that a Paradise Lost DJ needs