Albums | UK Duo Just Kiddin Return to Perfect Havoc Alongside DiRTY RADiO With New Single ‘Moonshine River’ ?

Posted by on August 3, 2022

UK duo Just Kiddin deliver their first release on Perfect Havoc since officially signing to the label’s management arm in June. ‘Moonshine River’ is a feelgood single with rolling piano groove and soulful vocals and comes in collaboration with the impressively eclectic Vancouver-based production outfit, DiRTY RADiO. Released on 29th July, the wild-west-inspired single cuts a creative line between commercial dance and modern soul and showcases these producers at their very best.

Hailing from Northamptonshire, Just Kiddin aka Lewis Thompson and Laurie Revell have been working up a storm since their 2014 summer hit ‘Thinking About It’. Released by Parlophone’s dance imprint, FFRR, it received over 50 plays across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and over 16 million streams online.

Fast forward and the talented producers now have streaming numbers clocking over 200 million globally. Contributing to that count is the 2021 single ‘Risk It All’ with Ella Henderson and House Gospel Choir, which received a ‘Hottest Record’ accolade from Charlie Hedges on BBC Radio 1 and playlisted on BBC Radio 2. And their collaboration ‘Closer’ with Sonny Fodera proved a streaming hit on Spotify, finding its way into the platform’s biggest dance playlists such as Beast Mode and mint.

Since first appearing on Perfect Havoc in 2019 with a remix of ‘Fallen’ by Joel Corry, Just Kiddin went on to release the Radio 1 “Future Anthem” ‘Body Talk’ (on Nothing Else Matters), to the more recent contagious pop-dance outing ‘Change My Mind’ which received 11 spins on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems and charted at #7 on Billboard’s Dance/Mixshow Chart.

On the touring side, Just Kiddin will play four dates at the new Joel Corry Pool Party residency at Ibiza Rocks this summer, as well as for WNDRLND x Perfect Havoc at Eden Ibiza on 30th July.

The DiRTY RADiO outfit aka Shadi, Waspy and Tonez has been churning out a satisfying synthesis of progressive soul, R&B and electronic sounds since 2010. Their diverse sounds have been dropping on such prolific labels as Spinnin’, Majestic Casual and Mad Decent, racking up 20+million streams on Spotify and international airplay all the way from the UK on BBC Radio1Xtra to triple j in Australia.

That global appeal has earned DiRTY RADiO collaborations with respected artists from all over, including Young Franco (Australia), Mike Mago (Holland), Jean Tonique (France) and many others. Their sexy, soul-drenched R&B and pulsing dance floor bangers have evidently been turning heads, and they’ll continue to do so on this latest release.

Perfect Havoc – a runner-up for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.

With a talent-packed schedule for 2022 that also features releases from PS1, Austin Millz, Simon Fields and many more, Perfect Havoc is guaranteed to serve up a ton of new accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.

Albums | Oliver Nelson Returns To Perfect Havoc Alongside Irish Singer, Lilla Vargen

Posted by on June 3, 2022

Multi-million streaming Swedish producer Oliver Nelson returns in emphatic fashion with new single ‘Long Summer Nights’ released on 27th May in joint partnership on Perfect Havoc – thechart-topping label that discovered and broke Joel Corry – and acclaimed artist management company, music publisher, and record label, Prolifica. In collaboration with Nelson on this latest release is the incredibly talented Irish singer/songwriter, Lilla Vargen, together creatingthe perfect soundtrack towarm, summer days and chromatic late-evening sunsets.

Instantly emotive, ‘Long Summer Nights’ kicks straight into Vargen’s gripping vocal topline whilst gliding through a passionate progression of piano keys and delicate rhythm before upping the energy with an ensemble of electro-tinged synths and powerful ‘80s inspired cinematic drum work. Whether on a crowded dancefloor or cruising into the horizon with the top down, this latest addition to the Perfect Havoc catalogue will strike a chord and linger in the memory all summer long.

Oliver Nelson first burst onto the scene with a series of high-profile nu disco remixes before Polydor snapped up his debut single ‘Found Your Love’ in 2016. Now with over 400 million global streams to his name, Nelson is the brains behind high profile remixes for NEIKED, Ella Henderson, Kesha, Joel Corry and many more. His infectious bootleg of The Wombats ‘Greek Tragedy’ unexpectedly went viral on TikTok in 2021, featuring in over 430,000 videos and culminating in an official release on 14th Floor Music.

Nelson is a master in the studio, evident in collaborations with Kygo on ‘Riding Shotgun’ (Sony) and on big house productions on the label that discovered him, Perfect Havoc, including standouts, ‘Is It Real?’ and ‘Something ‘Bout The Music’. Ever pushing the envelope, last year Nelson launched electro-pop group Moodshift, alongside Grammy-winner, Lucas Nord, and vocalist, flyckt, and remains in demand as a remixer too with a huge official rework for Donna Summer turning heads last June.

Having accumulated 50 million streams and completed a huge arena tour as guest to Dermot Kennedy, Lilla Vargen is one of Ireland’s fastest rising new talents. She has regularly collaborated with the MyRiot production duo whose credits include London Grammar and Halsey. Having so far released fewer than a dozen tracks, Lilla has already achieved seven Top 15 New Music Friday features with Spotify plus numerous key playlists at Apple Music. Radio is rapidly gaining traction too, with Radio 1 airplay from Phil Taggart, Huw Stephens and Best New Pop alongside support from Radio X and Ireland’s RTÉ 1 and 2.

Perfect Havoc – nominated for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 3 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.

Also knowing more than a thing or two about hit singles is the partnering label on this release. Prolifica was formed in 2004 as both the management and dance label behind artists such as Robert Miles, Spiller, Planet Funk and Dimitri from Paris. It’s since transitioned into a multi-artist award winning company behind such established global arena artists as Two Door Cinema Club.

Electronic | Taka Perry unleashes “Slow” and it’s brilliant

Posted by on August 4, 2016

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Australian producer Taka Perry just released “Slow” and it’s a must listen. Featuring the vocals of Jordi Davis, “Slow” contains hauntingly beautiful vocals, a catchy melody, and brilliant synth work – creating something that is a must add to your summer playlists. From the artist himself, “”Slow” is about delusions, fantasies, and figments of imagination. I think of it as a love song with a dark, deranged twist. It’s about not being able to find what you’re looking for, so instead creating a fictional version of it.” Smooth beats, glitchy synths, and those silky-smooth vocals set the scene for Taka Perry’s debut EP, as he builds anticipation for whats coming next. Check out “Slow” now!


Chill | Papermind revives ‘Hotline Bling’ With Some Help at NEST HQ

Posted by on November 11, 2015


If you haven’t heard, there’s a new producer on the block and his latest just got the honor of receiving a debut on NEST HQ. Papermind has literally come out of nowhere, remixing the hottest tracks to hit the billboard charts with smooth synths and chill waves. This track is on point – a definite addition to your mellow playlists. Hit play, sit back, relax, and drift.

Mashups | The Jane Doze gets creative in their mashup, “Mean World”

Posted by on October 27, 2015

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Now days, most mashups simply consists of slapping a vocal onto an instrumental and there, you’re done. Thankfully, The Jane Doze got more creative and combined Lido, Justin Bieber, and Wave Racer into one insane mashup called “Mean World”. This one is a must for DJ sets and playlists, so grab the free download now and get your Halloweek started right!

Chill, Tropical House | Back Back Forward Punch just released the first single off their debut EP

Posted by on June 11, 2015

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As the weekend nears, there are some songs you simply need to have on your weekend playlists. “No Answer” – by the Australian duo Back Back Forward Punch (BBFP) – is definitely one of them. Keeping a tropical vibe with hints of deep house (not to mention the hauntingly beautiful vocals), this song is the spark every summer party needs! We look forward to BBFP’s debut EP, but in the meantime, grab the free download now!

Free Download: Back Back Forward Punch – No Answer

Indie | DIMES Goes 11/10 On His Latest Remix of Bastille’s “Flaws”

Posted by on January 13, 2015


DIMES is back with another release and as I expected, he’s produced another quality track with a developing signature sound for himself that incorporates elements of funk and tropical goodness. “Flaws” is a classic tune and I was very surprised when DIMES shot me a message with the link. I didn’t know what to expect but he twisted the vocals with feel good synths and created this friendly tune. I’m impressed with his consistency and look very forward to his future releases! Scope this, it’s a guaranteed addition any upbeat playlists you’ve got brewing.