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Kevin McKay & David Penn combine on ‘Hallelujah’


With over 25 years of music under his belt, dance music veteran and Glasgow Underground owner Kevin McKay is set to embark on his next project – an innovative concept album which will reimagine a selection of classic tracks and bring them up to date for today’s dancefloors without using a single sample. The first single from the album sees him teaming up with the #1 selling house artist David Penn on gospel-house cut, ‘Hallelujah’.

A cover of Randy Crawford’s 1977 track of the same name, ‘Hallelujah’ is a feel-good slice of classic 90s house, with room-filling vocals, melodic keys and a grooving bassline that drives the track from start to finish. Huge build-ups and hands-in-the-air breakdowns make this one an instant party-starter. Now revamped with a fresh, futuristic feel whilst still capturing the nostalgic elements of its era, ‘Hallelujah’ is ready for round two.  Speaking about the track, Kevin said:

“From the moment I first heard the Slam boys play the Frankie Knuckles mix of Sounds of Blackness “The Pressure” in Glasgow’s Sub Club the marriage of gospel and house music seemed perfect to me. Ever since then I’ve been a sucker for tracks in that style be it cuts from the 90s like Voices of 6th Avenue “Call Him Up” or ones from today like Sophie Lloyd’s “Calling Out” or Floorplan’s “Tell You No Lie”.

Another producer who has recently delivered on the gospel house front is David Penn. I’m a huge fan of his records and since his killer remix of “The Oooh Song” we’ve been discussing a collaboration. Given our shared interest, gospel seemed like our perfect meeting point. Here it is. Between us I think we’ve delivered a record that sits somewhere between Kings Of Tomorrow’s “Finally” and his own chart-topping “Nobody”.”

With a brand-new album (a sneak preview of this is given in this video) in the pipeline, ‘Hallelujah’ is the perfect way to introduce this game-changer.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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