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DJ Rae, Danism and Train combine again as DTR Project on their new single ‘Best Days’ – a soulful house jam tailored for the summer. 

Arriving naturally as a follow-up to their successful partnership on ‘No Limits’, ‘Best Days’ once again has its roots firmly in the heyday of the soulful NYC sound, delivering an infectious and emotive record that strikes a chord with the modern dancefloor.  Initially taking influence from a crate digging session, ‘Best Days’ quickly took shape as Rae laid down her vocals over the original demo while Rob Harris (of Jamiroquai fame) added his influence on guitars and bass.

With previous support from like likes of Louie Vega, Terry Hunter, Sandy Rivera and Tedd Patterson; this newest release from DTR Project is guaranteed to make waves in similar circles throughout the summer.

While DJ Rae and Danism + Train pursue diverse musical paths and also collaborate widely with a variety of producers and vocalists, ‘Best Days’ further reinforces the creative relationship (under their DTR Project moniker) that has been developing over the past few years; a relationship with a defined musical direction and a conscious focus to keep songwriting and musicianship at the forefront of their music.  

Today, they joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…

A mix of some of our favourite records from our Deep Burnt rooftop party.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

The last track – it’s our new one called ‘Best Days’ with Tedd Patterson on the remix.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

That it was recorded live. I feel it gives it a really free and organic expression of music and flows really naturally when you just let things happen with no really fixed plan. I like the way the journey builds through to the soulful ending with the new ‘Best Days’ remix from . Enjoyed doing the live mix.

Tell us about your next EP?

Our latest single is ‘Best Days’ – collaborating with Rae under our DTR Project alias. The original version of this dropped in the summer and now we have a remix from Tedd Patterson out on 23rd September. With ‘Best Days’ and all our work with Rae at the moment we try to put a strong focus on songwriting and musicianship. Rae really delivers on the vocals while Rob Harris (of Jamiroquai fame) added his influence on guitars and bass. So pleased to have Tedd Patterson deliver a remix as well. A really strong crew on this one.

What have you got coming up?

We’ve got several records set for release soon. First up will be our new one with Toshi which is called ‘Mabele’, then we have a new record with Heidi Vogel called ‘Right For You’ which also features Gene Perez on bass. We also have another DTR Project record with Rae finished up – that’s called ’Shadows’. So loads of new music coming up in the next few months.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Alongside all the new music – if you enjoy the DJ mix please make sure you check out our new daytime rooftop party in Cambridge. It’s called Deep Burnt and we did two bank holiday parties this year in June and August. It was a great vibe and we’re looking forward to some more good times on the roof next year. Stay tuned to our IG on @danismandtrain and @danliquid for all the news on music and parties.

Tracklist

  1. Lynette Smith – Only You (C-Dock 4007 Mix)
  2. Halo – Glory (Atjazz Remix)
  3. Guti & Dubshape – Every Cow Has A Bird
  4. Agev Munsen – Alien Conversation 2
  5. Kerri Chandler – Keep Me Inside
  6. Teddy Douglas – Time Waits For No One (Geoffrey C Tik Tok Dub)
  7. Todd Terry – Get Down (Mouse T Shizzniz Dub)
  8. Eric Kupper pres. K-Scope – Valhalla
  9. Ian Pooley – Quatro
  10. Mr V – Jus Dance (Dennis Quin Remix)
  11. Big Moses – Brighter Days (Mousse T Dub)
  12. Kim English – Nitelife (MAW Dub)
  13. Louie Vega & The Martinez Brothers feat. Marc E. Bassy – Let It Go
  14. DJ Rae, Danism & Train pres. DTR Project – Best Days (Tedd Patterson Extended Remix)
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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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