Dave Lee announces New Studio Album ‘Produced With Love II’
The follow up to his 2017 album, ‘Produced With Love II’ is a collection of brand new songs from one of the UK’s most longstanding, respected and fiercely independent artists – Dave Lee.
In a flash-in-the-pan industry like music, Dave Lee’s career is notable for both its longevity and consistency. As a record producer and remixer, DJ and curator, he’s now clocked up well over 30 years and, if such things existed, would be nailed on for a carriage clock for long service to add to the numerous hits and landmarks he’s enjoyed over a storied career.
His latest album, ‘Produced With Love II’ incorporates aspects of house, soul and disco and crafted with the attention to detail you’d expect from someone of Lee’s heritage and calibre, it comprises 12 brand new songs and will arrive in June 2022.
The writing process has always remained the same and Dave has always preferred to work face-to-face with artists whenever possible – albeit with a few enforced remote sessions due to the pandemic.
Says Lee of his approach:
“Writing new memorable songs is difficult. It’s much easier coming up with a good backing track or using a sample than it is a killer new top line. There were about 200 releases a week in the 90s, now there are apparently 8000 on Beatport. How many of them are decent original songs? I’d say it’s about the same as the 1990s, maybe even less”.
One of Lee’s major USPs is his fierce independence. He has no manager, no A&R man, no boss. Every major decision, whether it’s to replace a hi-hat pattern or what live shows to play, is ultimately down to him. Despite this independence, he has always been a passionate collaborator, teaming up with acclaimed singers and musicians to bring his vision to life.
“It helps enormously when you’re working with some really talented people and I’ve always tried to work with musicians – like Michele Chiavarini, Kaidi Tatham and Tony Remy – who are some of the best at what they do. On this album, I’ve got seasoned vocalists like Omar, Lifford and Valentine Brothers’ Billy Valentine who have the classic soul sound I love. For me I simply think about the voice, not how marketable the person is.”
PRODUCED WITH LOVE II – TRACKLIST
01. Raw Essence feat. Lifford – Do it Again
02. Mistura feat. Tiffany T’zelle – If You Ever Need Somebody
03. Dave & Omar – Starlight
04. Dave & Maurissa – Look At The Stars
05. Dave Lee feat. Billy Valentine – Taste My Love
06. Mistura feat Jemini – Want Me Back
07. The Sunburst Band – Magnificent Mango
08. Foreal People feat. Xan Blacq – Raise a Blaze
09. The Sunburst Band feat. Angela Johnson – Face the Love
10. Dave Lee feat. Billy Valentine – Power of the Mind (Power Trip Mix)
11. Jayenne feat. Gina Carey – Love Walked in The Room
12. The Sunburst Band – Let’s Do It in Style