Suff Sakoor feat. Anna Marie Johnson - Rise Up (Pretty Chief Records)

West Sussex label Pretty Chief Records was founded in 2016 by Richard Whitworth to focus on soulful and funky house music with top notch production and live elements. The debut single is the driving “Rise Up” by Suff Sakoor and vocalist Anna Marie Johnson. No stranger to the game, Suff Sakoor is part of the Mange Le Funk collective, comprised of all of the artists and remixers showcased on this release, and co-writer of the classic cut “I Still Want You”. A late night jam session created the foundation for “Rise Up”, with chiming staccato Rhodes piano chords, a steady bass line, and punchy four-on-the-floor rhythms combining for an exceptional club track. Enter Anne Marie Johnson, whose amazing vocals (with lyrics written by Richard Whitworth) send “Rise Up” into the stratosphere. The mixes include a soulful late night warehouse treatment from Kaled F, some proper drum n’ bass vibes courtesy of Holotype, and hype peak time versions from Beathaven and Spinner. With more releases from the Pretty Chief label imminent, “Rise Up” enthusiastically primes the pump for what’s to come.

Lenny Fontana (Ministry of Sound) – “Kaled F Mix is a very cool track. Will support.”
Gene Hunt (Rush Hour) – “Sexy.”
Distant People / Joey Silvero (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “Strong mix from Kaled F. Feel good sound and raw old school beats. It has all the elements I like.”
DJ Craig C (Peace Bisquit) – “Love the vocal. There’s a great variety on the mixes, but the Original is the one for me.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Feelin’ the original. Very tasty.”
DJ Reeplee (Souvent Records) – “Excellent release. My favorite mixes are the original and Beathaven mixes. Full support!”
Edground (Grooveland Music) – “Nice soulful vibes. Perfect for my shows.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House web zine) – “A beautiful soul & funk drenched summer gem.”
Indy Lopez (D&S / Club Beatz radio shows) – “Perfect match with my radio show.”
Richie Roberts (The Dance Factory on BBC) – “Really great set of mixes, something for everyone here, but for me the original is pure class.”

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