DELE SOSIMI MEETS MEDLAR / SHINE ON

An uplifting, hopeful new outing for Dele Sosimi and Medlar, joining forces with South African rising star Zito Mowa and featuring the mighty Femi Elias on the bass.

 

Two years on from their first recorded output, the Full Moon EP – a record that received radio support from Gilles Peterson on BBC 6Music, as well as tastemakers and DJs across the globe, and was even featured on the latest edition of Grand Theft Auto -the duo returned with the simultaneously poignant and bass worrying Lord Have Mercy, which received support from Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan, Deb Grant and Rob Da Bank, among many others. This is now followed up with Shine On, the second track to be taken from the forthcoming State Of Play EP. Perfectly cued for the ever optimistically anticipated British summer, the track also a call for positivity in turbulent times.

“The title speaks for itself and so does the repetitive line ‘shine on keep shining on…shine on like the sunshine’. It was hard to mentaly and psychologically cope with being locked down, not earning, losing friends, not being in control of day to day routine existence and the many other challenges we faced, but music again comes to the rescue with the power to make us shine on like the sun shines at sunrise. No matter what, nothing should be allowed to diminish one’s sparkle. And adding Femi Elias on bass was the magic needed.” Dele Sosimi

The track also features Zito Mowa, part of a new wave of South African producers creating quite a buzz right now, and someone that had been on the duo’s radar for some time.

“I’d been meaning to collaborate with Zito for a few years and had regularly played his tracks in my DJ sets. It seemed the perfect project to join forces on, so he sent over some melodic loops and some of his signature hiphop-esque house beats, which we vibed over in the studio and inspired Dele to come up with the vocal hook.” Medlar

This ray of early summer sunshine is one of four forward thinking pieces of music from the pair, dropping this summer on 12” vinyl as the State Of Play EP. Watch out!

Reactions & Radio Play

Radio play from Debbie Golt (Resonance FM), Andrew Haig (99.9 Bay FM)

“Just great!” The Reflex (Discolidays Records, UK)

“Made for summer – love it.” Tony Minvielle (Jazz FM, UK)

“Wicked tune, Shine on!” Lovemonk Borja (Lovemonk Records, Spain)

“Heavy!” DJ Harv (Point Blank FM, UK)

“Freshhh!” DJ Missin Red (Milan, Italy)

“VIBES!!!” Junior (Record Breakin’ / Eavesdrop Radio WKDU 91.7FM, USA)

Lord Have Mercy is still on powerplay list and this is another perfect Radio Oxigenio shot! Full radio support on my shows.” Tiago Santos (Radio Oxigenio, Portugal)

“Full support!” Michael Stukes (WHCR 90.3FM, USA)

“Lovely – delicate and powerful in one . Such a wonderful mix, so many delightful flourishes – nourishing to the mind as well as the feet. Airplay this week! Can’t wait for the vinyl.” Debbie Golt (Resonance FM, UK)

“All about those keys!!” Simon Harrison (Basic Soul Radio Show, UK)

“Great great summer tune. lovely sunny vibes here, will spin it for sure.” Marcin Harper (Czwórka Polskie Radio, Poland)

“Very cool vibe. love it.” Michel Jalepeno (Jalepeno Records, UK)

“Superb! On air! Many thanks!” Daniel Peñacoba (Pure Ibiza Radio, Ibiza)

“What a great bassline on this, I love how the synths float all over it.” Bob Hill (Totally Wired Radio, UK)

“Wow this is incredible!” DJ Mr Lob (Melbourne, Australia)

“Stunning!” The Crate Invader (Point Blank Radio, UK)

“Nice and groovy! Crazy keys!” DJ Maken (Polish National Radio, Poland)

“Nice collabo!!!” Markus Milz (Radio Corax 95.9FM, Germany)

“Must play on air!” Olgierd (Sofa Surfing, Poland)

“For the floor, deep.” Amar Kabouche (Fauve Radio, Hong Kong)

“The feel good tune of the summer me’s thinking!” Aja Allsop (Ketch-A-Vibe Radio, UK)

“Nice one!!!” Marcio Martinez (BBE, Brazil)

“Brilliant track again! Love the Sosimi and Medlar team!” Enrique Domenech (Freeform Podcasts, Spain)

“Cool.” Alex Ruder (KEXP 90.3FM, UK)

“Love!” Amrisha Prashar (Radar Radio, UK)

“Love this!!! Proper summer vibes in the area! Full support and will make sure I get the 12″ when it drops!” Dave Fortune (My First Moth Records, UK)

“Killer! Supporting – summer classic and even though we going into winter here its going to get a work out.” Andrew Haig (Shizzle FM, Australia)

“This collaboration was always guaranteed to deliver, and it doesn’t disappoint. Lovely uplifting groove and synth work. Perfect for festival season, dancing in the sun in a field.” Matt Davids (1BTN, Brighton, UK)

“Great summer vibes.” Olivier Cavaller (De La Bonne Musique, France)

“South London Sunshine meets an African Summer [or the other way around]. Brilliant.” Gerry Hectic (Futuristica Music, UK)

“Another unusual delight from this pair.” Leo Jaheire (Ireland)

“Hits my inbox on the warmest sunny day of the year to date – what more could you ask for but to share it with the neighbours ;)” Drummie Dave (UK)

“Love this..afro boogie house magic.” DJ Huw Morgan (UK)

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