ALREADY a respected club DJ, presenter, label owner and broadcaster on BBC Radio 1, Arielle Free adds ‘producer’ to her list of expertise.
Her debut single Soul Full on D4 D4NCE alongside Bristol duo Mortimer and vocalist Joe Killington is a grooving mix of vibrant disco and feel-good house made for the dance floor.
The new release marks an exciting start to Arielle’s producer journey for the new year after months in the studio, also playing DJ sets in between at Creamfields, Printworks, We Are Fstvl Mexico and more.
Arielle will be kicking off the Lady Of The House UK Club Tour in Bournemouth at Halo on Friday March 11th. The UK club tour will see world class acts paired with exciting upcoming talents on all women line ups across a number of cities. The Lady Of The House Cultural exhibition launches on International Womens Day – March 8th in Bristol at Lost Horizons. For more information and for tickets head HERE.
To celebrate her new release, we caught up with Arielle Free and asked her to share some of her favourite dance tracks that are sure to ease those January blues.
Arielle Free, Mortimer ft Joe Killnigton – Soul Full
My first official release and I couldn’t be happier doing it with D4 D4NCE the lastest imprint from the legendary Defected Records label. Myself and Mortimer instantly clicked in the studio, having been introduced by my good mate Gotsome. We focused on making an uplifting feel good house track that would get you moving every part of your body. I slid into Joe’s DM’s to ask if he would put down the vocals. His voice is like no other going from top note falsetto and gospel style to deep dark and gravelly blues. He’s incredible. I’m so proud of this release and having road tested it in the club it causes pure joy on the dancefloor.
George Feely – Make My Heart Sing
I first heard this song pop up on someone’s instagram video and was instantly on Shazam. It’s the perfect feel good disco infused track that we all need in a gloomy January. Dropping on Edible which is Eats Everything’s imprint I’ve already seen it dropped during sets and think it’ll be a staple for those who want to feel good.
LP Giobbi, Born Dirty – 24
LP is now one of my favourite DJ’s out there. Her productions are usually piano led big vocal house numbers but this collab with Born Dirty has a different edge. If you get a chance to see her live, trust me when I say you will be blown away. ENERGY for days.
TSHA – Only L
If you don’t know, get to know. TSHA is on the ascent. This track Only L was the one that made me fall in love with her and her sun-tinged, futuristic electronic pop. I adore Nimmo’s vocals on this and I love how during TSHA’s sets she can mix all genres and moods and takes you on a proper party journey. If we are ever playing the same festival or club bill TSHA is the one you’ll find me down the front for.
LF System – Dancing Cliche
Two boys from West Lothian absolutely smashing it right now. They released five EPs all at once full of incredible edits and this was one of the stand out tracks. I made it my Big Whopper on my Early Breakfast radio show on BBC Radio 1 and then Tune of the Week. It’s now on our playlist and it is perfect if you need a wee mood boost or afternoon impromptu mini rave.
Amyelle – Push It
Keeping it on a Scottish flex Amy is making Sotland proud with her ferocious productions and jam packed DJ sets. She also is great on a night out but us Scots girls always are! This one ‘Push It’ not only sounds great in the club but also smashes it if you need a running or exercise soundtrack. PB incoming!
Ewan Mcvicar – Plain Outta Luck
The biggest track in my sets at the moment. Minus mine of course. Ha ha. Ewan was the soundtrack of 2021 with his meteoric tune ‘Tell Me Something Good.’ A song that isn’t going anywhere. This follows on TMSG and leads us down a similar path but with a more in your face disco sound. I love the layers to this and it’s my go to peak time track for the club. An incredibly gifted producer and DJ who knows how to get the crowd going. He’s also one of the most Scottish people you’ll ever meet which makes him a total legend.
Gotsome – None of Mine
Unashamed piano led house. Big, bold and Sharlene Hector’s vocals absolutely slap. Gotsome for me is one of the most consistently brilliant producers. He can do everything from bass to acid to big fun house numbers like this. I owe him a lot as over the years he’s really been instrumental in keeping me going and guiding me through this crazy DJ world we work in. We’ve been in the studio together recently and I’m buzzing for everyone to hear what we came up with!
Husko – Goodnight
Taking a trip to Malta now and hitting you with a sure fire dancefloor filler, this Goodnight track has it all. Hook laden vocals, a wicked bassline and all the disco feels. Malta is producing some incredible talent like Husko who I’ve been a fan of for a while now and I can see 2022 being great for him and his DJ comrades. I dare you not to dance to this one.
Sam Divine remix of Sandy B’s – Aint no Need to Hide
I love Sam, I love how she smashed through a completely male dominated industry and has held her own at the top of the game for over a decade now and she’s going nowhere. This production for me I always come back to. It’s a sing in the shower, rave in the club, roof down volume up, big bass face house track and I adore it. If I’m doing the early set or the warm up this track is my go to when I wanna turn it up a notch. Pure energy and pure house music. All hail queen Sam.
Arielle Free, Mortimer ft Joe Killnigton – Soul Full is out now on D4 D4NCE. Grab it HERE.