- 10 Aug 20
London-based Irish artist Jess Young was recommended to René by a mutual friend some months back, and an exciting collaboration resulted from there.
BBC Radio 1 presenter, DJ and producer René LaVice has collaborated with Irish singer-songwriter Jess Young on a brand new track, 'Bad Luck', following his club-driven effort 'Boomshaka' with Danny Byrd.
A true D&B heavyweight, René LaVice has amassed a loyal fanbase globally for his innovative releases with Headlock and The Calling.
His eclectic remixes include musical transformation of artists such as Grace Carter, Diplo, DJ Fresh, Craig David and The Prodigy, but his next release is taking a creative turn.
Dropping 'Bad Luck' via his Device label, René has welcomed London-based Jess Young to the studio.
Young has developed her unique approach over the last few years after catching the attention of Platinum award-winning producer Tom Allom and Emmy-nominated, three time BAFTA-winning sound engineer Nigel Heath.
Teaming up with an established electronic artist for the first time is a major step for Jess:
“Working with Rene on this song over the lockdown period has reminded me that it doesn’t matter what life throws at you, you can always make a strong return. If things don’t go to plan, you have to hope for the best. Don’t let any setback keep you from making a comeback.”
René also commented on the lyrical importance of 'Bad Luck' for him personally.
“Whether we’ve fallen on hard times or we’re approaching something daunting, hearing a voice that identifies with the part of us that engages and grapples with feelings of self-doubt can have a really cathartic effect.
"While in lockdown and working on this track, the lyrics really spoke to me, and reminded me that it’s OK to feel the bad with the good, and that you’re still strong enough to keep going, even when things aren’t going well.”
Listen to Young and LaVice's joint electronic effort, 'Bad Luck', below: