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Markee Ledge releases his new single ‘Saturn’ featuring vocalist Alys B on Friday 13th May 2015.
Originally featured on his album ‘Elevate’, which was released late last year to great acclaim, the track has become a live favourite and features bluesy emotive vocals over deep electronic beats. The single has been remixed by Rinse FM’s Youngsta, and Valpy and the EP also features Markee’s own Original version and remix
‘Saturn’ will be supporting the release of his ‘Elevate’ album in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia. The 17-track album features guest producers dubspeeka, Leon Switch, and Rinse FM’s DJ Youngsta, plus guest vocalists Alys Be, Susie Ledge and Jodie Elms.
After recording 5 albums as Kosheen with Darren Dubspeeka, and singer Sian Evans, Markee Ledge, the group’s founder, songwriter and producer, set out to record a new album recapturing the essential vibe, the band created on classic albums ‘Resist’, ‘Damage’ and ‘Independence’.
Although the group has now disbanded, Kosheen remain one of the UK’s most successful electronic music acts. Emanating from Bristol’s drum & bass scene, they broke through in 2001 after building underground support with a string of successful independent releases. This led to a deal with BMG Records and crossover singles ‘Hide U’, ‘Catch’ and ‘Hungry’, followed by the album ‘Resist’, which charted at No. 8 in the UK. The album went on to sell half a million copies, making it the most successful drum & bass album at that time. Further releases followed including the highly successful follow-up ‘Kokopelli’ featuring the single ‘All In My Head’, and albums ‘Damage’, ‘Independence’ and ‘Solitude’.
‘Elevate’ takes the Kosheen template and twists it into the current underground musical narrative. “I knew I had a bunch of very powerful songs in the bag and I was really digging the real deep sound coming from London and Rinse FM,” Markee explains. “I wanted to reach out to the producers I was feeling and make fresh music and recapture that vibe we had on ‘Resist’ – a real current sound but with soulful, powerful songs.”
Markee Ledge is also launching his residential studio in Prague and is available for Recording and Production Work.
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