Debuting as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 over the weekend, DJ and producer Kaz James has unveiled new single ‘Stronger’, a collaboration with Hot Creations affiliate Ali Love, out now via THREE SIX ZERO RECORDINGS.
Pete Tong said: “Prolific over the last few years, Kaz James has got together with Ali Love to concoct a rather hot new track for this week’s Essential New Tune.”
Marking James’ first release of 2020, ‘Stronger’ is a fresh house cut that strikes a balance between dancefloor energy and raw emotion. Propelled by Ali Love’s instantly recognisable vocals, the sunkissed jam arrives just in time for summer. ‘Stronger’ is the first in a busy release schedule for Kaz James and follows his remix of Coldplay’s ‘Orphans’ – a previous staple in the club circuit.
Kaz James has risen to the upper echelons of the DJ world, alongside household names he calls his peers such as Life & Death boss DJ Tennis and Guy Gerber, becoming a regular at the latter’s RUMORS events and who recently remixed Kaz’s Summer hit of 2019 ‘Through Your Love’.
A member of both Hot Natured and Infinity Ink, Ali Love is one of the most respected singer/songwriters in dance music, collaborating with the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Roisin Murphy as well as releasing on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels amongst others.
A stellar collab, ‘Stronger’ marks the start of a new chapter for two dance music dons.
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On Kaz’s Words:
It’s been a very long time coming. We wrote this record in 2017 in my studio in London one night while also managing to get properly hammered. The production took me so long, I can’t even explain. I may have done about 20 different versions to get the record 100% right. It’s probably the most versions I have ever made for a tune. I knew from the moment we wrote it, that it was special. Ali Love just has a way with melodies. He is like no one else I’ve worked with before. The guy is like Prince reincarnated for 2020, he has a certain emotion in his voice which really touches you. A lot of people can sing, but a vocal needs to be more than that. You need to be able to feel something. It was amazing to finally work together. We have done many shows together over the years, and always talked about doing a record together. So this is it. Super proud for this record to come out and thanks to Pete Tong and his new label TSZ/Sony records for believing in the record and putting it out. Also many thanks to my brother Nicky Night Time for writing it with us.