September sees Myon renew a studio relationship first formed in 2014 with his debut co-production with the US Late Night Alumni collective. Tonally and thematically ‘Hearts & Silence’ picks up where ‘Under Your Cloud’ left off. It again underscores the brilliant, near-alchemic triangulation between Myon’s clubbier, more driving studio instincts, L.N.A.’s cooler housier, elements and the quiet persuasion of singer Becky Jean Williams’ empathetic, affecting vocals.
On the club mix Myon‘s techier contours and more electro-lining FX light the track’s touch-paper. Against its riding percussion lines and elegiacally bleeping intro melody, collectively they instil a lament-filled emotive to its early minutes.
As sensitively written as they are deeply moving, Becky’s ‘Hearts & Silence’ lyrics and vocal put the brilliance of her from-the-heart songwriting into sharpest possible focus. As the track moves towards the drop, those more wistful vocal accents fade, replaced – in feel and tone – with first hope, and then belief.
Though their music Myon and L.N.A. skilfully shadow this transition. With evermore uplifting elements – orchestral strings, seaside atmospherics and beautifully crafted/strikingly elevating synths all supporting the shift, it swells to its heartening, enriching post-break conclusion. Classy, organic music making at its absolute finest, you can listen/buy Myon & Late Night Alumni’s ‘Hearts & Silence’ HERE
’s ‘Let You Go’ is still fresh in the minds of music lovers across the globe, L.A.-based tastemaker Le Youth emerges with his own rendition of the Grammy-nominated artist’s recent single to further the momentum as his latest release on Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music.
Listen to Morgan Page – Let You Go (Le Youth Remix)
A delicious, summer-scented mash of piano chords, lush vocals and swirling beats, Le Youth’s remix of ‘Let You Go’ can only be described as a peerless pop-dance crossover song with off-the-charts airwave potential. Sliding effortlessly from verse to chorus and back while remaining infectious and easy on the ear, it stakes its claim as a record that draws everyone to the dance floor and allows them to truly let themselves go.
Le Youth: “From the moment I first heard the record, I connected with the vocal and lyrics. After that it was just a matter of turning it into a House track that I can play in the club. This one is already getting lots of spins.”
Morgan Page: “Le Youth really knocked this mix out of the park with a chill but radio-friendly mix that has beautiful late summer melancholy vibes. It preserves the integrity of the original, yet bumps up the tempo and tweaks the chord progression for some extra emotion and movement. I’m a big fan of Le Youth’s work, and excited to have him on board for this mix!”
Born Wes James, Le Youth is synonymous with one of the most distinct sounds of this decade. His mash of Clinton-era R&B and ‘90s House pulls listeners back to the roots of dance music through its leisurely grooves and airy synthesizers, earning him international acclaim and admirable chart positions in the U.K. As a performer, he indulges his audience with well-crafted live sets full of swinging grooves and hypnotic beats, and the energy and ecstacy found in there is exactly what this colorful remix of ‘Let You Go’ is built on.