For electronic music fans, there's always something extra special when things are born in live music. Such is the case of our latest first-listen today, from quintet Native Dancer. The group's momentum is born in the resurging local jazz scene in their hometown of London, as they use that as a foundation to build a unique sound that merges cultures, generations and styles. Cementing these elements in vinyl for their first releases from 2015 and 2016, Native Dancer has partnered with Volume I & II due out on May 26th via Submit Records.
One of the lead singles from Native Dancer's debut is one that fully encompasses this worldview, literally entitled "Big Blue." Blue in note and blue in its lyrics, "Big Blue" showcases powerful soul and powerful vocals. On remixing duties is fellow Londoner and accomplished producer Eric Lau, who has evolved his Boiler Room favorite sound to perfectly suit the track. Lau isn't a stranger to jazz – he's worked on hip hop, soul, and worked on an jazzy EP with De La Soul and Jazzy Jeff. Here, he's bringing out all of this track's best elements with soulful, smooth electronic production, Lau takes "Big Blue" to new heights, perfectly setting the move.
Hear Lau's remix of "Big Blue" via our SoundCloud above.