Rising producer DJ James Hype has shared new track ‘More Than Friends‘ which features Kelli-Leigh – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
A heady cocktail of future bass and melodic house, ‘More Than Friends’ – via One More Tune / Warner Bros – is also influenced by 90s R&B as newcomer Kelli-Leigh’s topline is a reworking of the En Vogue classic ‘Don’t Let Go’, which peaked at #5 back in 1997.
Emerging from Liverpool, James Hype started his career as a regular fixture across clubs through the north of England. As word of his talent spread, he was invited to provide guest mixes for MistaJam at Radio 1Xtra and Kiss FM amongst many others. Most recently, his remix of ‘Love Shy’ featured on house icon MK’s ‘Summer Selects’ playlist for Mixmag.
After making a name for himself with his remix of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’, James Hype’s reputation quickly grew with over 4 million plays at Spotify of his remixes for Kristine Blond (‘Love Shy’) and Sage The Gemini (‘Now And Later’).
Compared to the great DJ EZ, James Hype’s DJ sets demonstrate dazzling technical ability, two of the swiftest hands in the business and an innate instinct for improvisation that sets him apart from the pack.
South-London based singer-songwriter Kelli-Leigh is a voice that’s become very familiar with music lovers over the past few years having sung on huge hits such as Duke Dumont‘s ‘I Got U‘ and Second City‘s ‘I Wanna Feel‘.