Our latest release comes from Chicago’s Harold ‘Big Ed’ Matthews Jr aka Black Beat Niks who has had numerous hot releases over the years & Cardiff’s main man Justin Stride who have come together on this straight from the heart piece of soulful house featuring the vocal talents of Kym Franklin.
The song is very poignant and reminds us that even in times of real adversity we can use music to bring some positivity to our lives. Harold and Justin had been longtime friends and always wanted to work together, after Harold had come out of a low point in his life he wrote this song and together with Justin they were able to take the project to a new level.
The package features remixes from Steve Blackwax and also deeper mixes from Black Sonix which is Justin’s other guise for his more deeper projects, look out for a forthcoming EP dropping on Yell Records this Spring.
Ed says ‘I was dwelling in a very low point and place in my life and I felt defeated. I started relying on my faith and praying. I could’ve chosen defeat but I chose to be Uplifted.’
Writing and production
The BBN feat Kym Franklin UPLIFTED
Written and produced by Harold Big Ed Matthews Jr & Justin Stride aka Black Sonix
Additional music Michele Chiavarini on Black Sonix & Michele Classic Mix and Black Sonix & Michele Alt Bass mix
Vocals by: Kym Franklin & Big Ed
Remixes: Black Sonix & Michele Alt Bass mix Justin & Michele Black Sonix Kinda Broken mix by Justin Stride Blackwax remix by Steve Reed edited by Danny D2 Gasca
Publishing: Harold Big Ed Matthews Jr admin by HARIPA Stride Justin Lee
Beta Temple Publishing ASCAP
Promos available exclusively via Traxsource.com from Monday 13th April, all other stores 11th March 2015.
1. Black Sonix & Michele Classic Vox
2. Black Sonix & Michele Alternative Bass Vox
3. Black Sonix Kinda Broken Radio Mix
4. Blackwax Remix