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Breaking UK artist Alfie Cridland teams up with LØRD for ‘Respect’ on Perfect Havoc


UK breaking artist Alfie Cridland has teamed up with Italian producer LØRD for this club-ready new single ‘Respect’, released via his label home, Perfect Havoc. A bumping tech house track with bouncy tribal vibes, ‘Respect’ shows off Cridland’s more underground style and how effortlessly the producer can switch things up.

Following Cridland’s crossover track ‘New Levels’, which saw a whopping 49 spins on BBC Radio 1 and accomplished 30m streams, and for LØRD, coming hot on the heels of big releases on such labels such as Hexagon and Musical Freedom, ‘Respect’ is a tasty little weapon set to ignite dancefloors this summer.

Alfie Cridland is making a name for himself, from his commercial house stylings to bold tech house tracks. But as DJ, he’s a selector of all things electronic, R&B and hip hop. Cridland’s clever mash-ups and skillset in cross-genre mixing was why he won over UK bass artist, Nathan Dawe, taking first place in Dawe’s 2017 competition to find the next generation of DJ talent to accompany him on tour.

Cridland’s foray into production began in June 2020 when his debut single on Perfect Havoc, ‘Last Day In Paradise’ alongside Paul Kaye, hit No. 2 on the iTunes Dance Chart. Later that year, he released ‘New Levels’ with Tobtok and Milwin, which was synced numerous times across primetime TV shows in the UK, including Love Island, and – rightly so – was made Tune Of The Week on BBC Radio. His tech house outing ‘It Was All A Dream’ caused quite the wave, too, with its Biggie Smalls sample currying key tastemaker support in ACRAZE, Fedde Le Grand and Sam Divine. 

LØRD is the EDM alias of the longstanding Italian artist Luis Rodriguez. Initially keeping his identity under wraps, Rodriguez debuted as LØRD in 2021 and quickly found some of the biggest labels around fighting to sign his work. ‘Afterlife’ was snapped up for Hardwell’s label Gemstone Records, and on Revealed, the big room techno track ‘BOOM’ immediately hit the Beatport Mainstage Hype Top 100 chart. 

‘Respect’ by Alfie Cridland x LØRD is out now on Perfect Havochttps://perfecthavoc.lnk.to/respect