- 08 Jun 23
Irish musician Maverick Sabre, producer New Machine, Jake Hall and Sonny Hall formed YOURS earlier this year.
London-Irish producer/singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre, producer New Machine (Jorja Smith, Kano, Aitch, Bakar), Prevu founder Jake Hall and DJ Sonny Hall have teamed up to form a new dance collective, YOURS.
YOURS release their debut Defected single, 'Dónde Está', yesterday (June 7) following two self-released records like 'In The Morning' earlier in 2023. The Latin-infused dancehall track captures their genre-spanning sound, adding spell-binding beats to silky smooth production.
Defected CEO Wez Saunders said: “Sometimes something comes along that surprises you, that's designed to touch your soul, that's designed to tear up the rule book, something that catches you off guard and unprepared, and sometimes that something just connects. In the same way Defected have our community at the front and centre of everything we do, the Yours collective is literally designed for you.
"Fronted by the super-talented Maverick Sabre, New Machine, Jake Hall and Sonny Hall, this collective of talented musicians and creatives from the fashion world bring a continental vibe to East London, and East London fashion to the continent. We have signed an album deal. An album that's done and unless the entire Defected HQ's tastes are suddenly sour, an album which we are pretty sure you're going to love."
YOURS formed after Maverick Sabre and Jake Hall started working together on a collection for clothing brand Prevu. The FAMM artist, who was raised in New Ross, Co. Wexford but is London-based, is a long-term collaborator with New Machine.
In 2022, the soul/hip-hop musician released Don't Forget To Look Up via FAMM, and marked the ten-year anniversary of his debut album Lonely Are The Brave by re-vamping the record with ownership. He later dropped a beat tape, Micheál Dear Vol 1.
Maverick Sabre said: “’Dónde Está really ties the YOURS story together from conception to where we are now. The four of us are creatives from different spaces coming together to make a music and fashion fusion and spread some love through the art in the process. To have that journey come to the point where we are now releasing through Defected Records means a lot to us.”