Debut Transmission: Miguel Campbell Feat. Beccs Lott – The Night Life
We’ll happily admit that we’ve missed French Touch here at Data Transmission. Having soundtracked a number of our staff’s musically formative teenage years, our love of the retrofitted sounds emanating from Paris at the turn of the century has been one of the few constants in our journey towards alleged maturity. Thus you can imagine our excitement when Miguel Campbell’s hotly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Night Drive Without You’ landed in our inbox, channelling the spirit of the late 90s whilst remaining forward thinking.
Arriving three years on from the successful release of his debut full length effort, ‘Back In Flight School’ for Hot Creations, Campbell has spent the last three years living in Ibiza, dividing his time between touring and the studio. A fateful return to his hometown of Leeds then saw him further up his studio game for 2015, with a slew of original tracks and remixes coming through his own Outcross Records imprint, the same label that will release his forthcoming album.
Billed as an “abstract, heartfelt journey through a mix of house, funk, jazz and disco” ‘Night Drive Without You’ features the talents of both Benjamin Diamond, who appeared on Stardust’s ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ and frequent collaborator Beccs Lott, who joined Miguel on ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ and more recently on his ‘Free Falling’ EP. It’s the latter who features on today’s exclusive premiere with Lott delivering her distinctive vocals over our favourite song on the album, ‘The Night Life’.
Telling the story of a worried girlfriend, unable to sleep whilst her boyfriend’s ‘out there running the streets’, it’s a track sure to sound just as good as it does now in five years time. Check it out below.
Like what you hear? Then pre-order the album now here