Freemasons are back with the ‘Shakedown 3’ EP, which is out 1 August on Freemason Recordings, and features exclusive productions from their forthcoming ‘Shakedown 3’ artist album, including edits and DJ-friendly extended mixes. The EP is a taster of what dance music fans can expect to hear from their album release.
With six top 20 hits behind them and a list of remixes that include Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Kylie, Katy Perry, London Grammar, John Newman and many more, Freemasons aka Russell Small and James Wiltshire, are celebrating 10 years working together this year.
The EP features three original productions alongside the Freemasons cover of the classic house track ‘Discopolis’. The first track ‘Nothing To Lose’ is a Freemasons track with singer/songwriter, Andrea Martin on vocals. Andrea has worked with the likes of Leona Lewis, En Vogue, Angie Stone and many more, and has written over 30,000 songs.
Track 2 sees the Freemasons change into their Pegasus guise to deliver ‘Into The Blue’; a house track on a slightly deeper vibe. A collaboration with Emma Rohan, described by Freemasons as “easily the most gifted writer we've had in the studio for a long time”, ‘Into The Blue’ has a Balearic tinge to the production.
Track 3 sees the Freemasons step it up a gear with ‘True Love Survivor’, a trademark, uplifting tune, full of energy and emotion, with a vocal performance from HANA. The Brighton-based singer/songwriter met James in the Brighton Apple store, where she was working. She gave him a demo and the rest is history...
Track 4 is a cover version of the classic, Lifelike & Kris Menace track, ‘Discopolis’. Always a fan of this track, the guys wanted to remake it for today’s dancefloor. As they explain, “‘Discopolis’ has been a favourite of ours since we first heard it - a modern electronic classic with one of those basslines that will go down in club history. Our version is designed to bring it bang up to date sonically, without losing any of its atmosphere. It's an homage to a piece of music we've always loved.”
Tracks 5 and 6 are extended mixes of ‘Nothing To Lose’ and ‘True Love Survivor’. Check the teaser below.