WheelUP granted us with a fantastic dancefloor banger – created as a makeover of UK artist Tiawa’s beautiful song “Soldiers”.

West London producer, DJ and Broken Beat revivalist Danny Wheeler AKA WheelUP stirred  Tiawa’s vocals into an uplifting mixture of uptempo percussion, funky guitar grooves and atmospheric synths, which contributed to the lively spirit of this new version.

“Soldiers” taken off Tiawa’s debut album  Moonlit Train, aims to unite people in standing up for their rights and remaining strong in the face of oppression. The song speaks on recapturing your power and tackling inter-generational woes. WheelUP pays homage to the original track by complementing the insights of Tiawa and her experiences with uplifting broken-house grooves and a moving, soulful charm. He shares:

Tru Thoughts commissioned me to do this remix for Tiawa and instead of just following the same formula and stylistic features that worked well on our “Take Me Higher” collaboration, I went with my heart and created something completely different to anything I have ever done before.

The perfect soundtrack to dance your troubles away.

posted by Nora
October 2021