Nina Provencal

Nina Provencal comes from a small town in West Yorkshire; a town that has significantly grown in every way since she left back in the 90’s to go to university, but back then, like many small towns it was stifling for Nina. This was not a bad thing; in fact feeling trapped fuelled her imagination which was a defining factor in the development of her career. Through the need to escape Nina (friends call her ‘Provencal or just ‘Prov’) lost herself in putting pen to paper, and so begins, the journey of an artist where all that really mattered was the freedom to express the things that touched her most.

As a young writer, Nina interpreted very real events into abstract poems or short stories, people often assumed these works were written by someone much older, as her experiences were expressed wisely, eloquently and boldly through the eyes of a child. It wasn’t until much later that Nina discovered her talent to sing, perfecting delivery and crafting song writing in her teens.

Her writing as a young girl still tremors with the same underlying essence today; she is searching …….

Searching for love, truth, freedom, her soul mate. All those wonderful things we can all relate to, not to mention big questions like, what is our purpose? Is there a higher power? (Listen to ‘The Formula’ on Sound Cloud for that one). Each song carries a message, the vocal delivery and instrumentation stirring emotion. Songs like ‘Fallen’ and ‘Nobody Here But Us’ (Soon to be released) have infectious hooks and a simplicity that somehow seems to draw you in. You can hear in the work that Nina has a commitment to producing quality lyrics and music, a dynamic talent moving through genres with such strength and vulnerability at the same time.

For the last three years Nina has been collaborating with a number of House producers and has an impressive portfolio of tracks on digital release. Going back to a place, which brought such joy as a teenager, the house world is showing Nina big love right now. Nina released her first House track, ‘Breakdown’ in 2013 with Makin’ Moves, produced by Fused Records, and quickly caught the attention of the South African and USA House movements.

Since then Nina has had a number of successful releases working with some of South African’s finest raw talent, Deep City Central, (‘Come On Back’) and DJ SGZ (‘Trouble’), UK producers include the distinctive sounds of producer and close friend Josh Emann.

Nina’s love of music doesn’t stop with House music; Drum & Bass is also a part of her repertoire. Her works with producer outfit Brascoe are edgy, and effortlessly catchy. Nina’s vocal is undoubtedly rooted in Soul, an earlier EP release in her career, ‘The Soulistic EP’ and ‘Good Stuff’ are both available on iTunes are homage to her rich tones, powerful with raspier gritty notes at times supported by strong song writing and messages of womanhood and inner strength.

So let’s bring the story forward to Nina’s latest release ‘Come Over’. This is the second collaboration with New Jersey DJ and Producer Jihad Muhammad and the third release with Makin’ Moves record label. ‘Soul Saviour’ released in 2014 was successful in the States, particularly New Jersey; it made sense that the two should collaborate again. Muhammad heard something special in Nina’s voice and re produced both Soul Saviour and ‘Come Over’, which were originally soul and acoustic tracks. Provencal re- record the vocal for ‘Come Over’ in New Jersey and Muhammad worked his magic on the production.

The result is this breathtaking piece of work. It’ s sensual, proactive, powerful, beautiful and undeniably Miss Nina Provencal.

Come Over will be released on ITunes on 27 May 2016

Come Over video release 27 May 2016

MAKIN051 – The Soul Creative & Giandomenico Di Vito feat. Carla Prather ‘God With Me’ (Zogri Remixes)

Makin Moves are proud to present the hot Zogri remixes of ‘God With Me’ written and sung beautifully by Carla Prather. The original production by The Soul Creative aka Salvatore Oppio, Tony Maione, DaSouL, Lello Cacciola which came out earlier this year.
Zogri hails from Athens in Greece and has been a big house music fan for many years. Inspired by the likes of Louie Vega and Joe Claussell.. His productions and remixes are full of soul and energy and we’ve been loving his interruption of the original and has been very popular at our events and on the Makin Moves show on House FM.
Available via Traxsource as an exclusive promo from Friday 27th May 2016.
Writing & Production
Drum: The Soul Creative & Giandomenico Di Vito
Keys: Franco Vernazzano
Additional Keys : The Soul Creative & Giandomenico Di Vito
The Soul Creative Aka Salvatore Oppio, Tony Maione, DaSouL, Lello Cacciola
Remix by Zogri

Brooklyn Bowl London Presents – Sat 25th June – TORTURED SOUL with NINA PROVENCAL, DJ Sets From Matt L-S & Jamesey

Tortured Soul Live

Nina Provencal Live
with DJ support from Matt L-S & Jamesey

Tortured Soul touch down in London on Saturday, 25 June for a special gig at the acclaimed Brooklyn Bowl in Greenwich!

Tortured Soul is living proof that modern dance music can be freed from the DJ booth and fused with the classic styles of Prince, Heatwave, and Kool & The Gang. This amazing live band brings a dance party like no other. They will be playing all their hits including ‘I Might Do Something Wrong’ and ‘Fall In Love’ plus more new material from their recent album release on Dome Records.

Also, supporting on the night will be Makin Moves resident DJs Matt L-S and Jamesey who will be bringing their trademark soulful house sound to the party!

Early bird tickets are £15 and available from, £22 on the door so don’t hang about secure your ticket today!
Brooklyn Bowl is situated inside the 02 arena in Greenwich

Nearest tube Greenwich

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Makin Moves Summer Sessions Part 1 – Saturday 4th June @ Cargo – Daytime

Summer is just round the corner and we know its not summer in London without a Makin’ Moves party! We’re pleased to announce a series of weekend outdoor afternoon events taking place at Shoreditch’s number one venue Cargo.
Summer Sessions Part 1 kicks off on Saturday 4th June at the awesome Cargo terrace in the heart of Shoreditch. Jamesey and Matt L-S our residents will be joined by Rap Saunders from Soulmates and Randy playing deep/soulful house through to soul, boogie and disco for 7 whole hours!We’ll also have access to arch 2 of the club which has a fantastic sound system aswell as a delicious BBQ served all day.. Not to mention this whole event is totally FREE!!!


Jamesey & Matt L-S (Residents)
Rap Saunders (Soulmates/AREA51)
Randy J

Saturday 4th June
Summer Sessions Part 1
All Day Terrace Party
83, Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Nearest tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street

Doors: 3pm-10pm
FREE Entry all day
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Check out the Makin’ Moves show every thursday night 8-10pm

MAKIN’ MOVES FREE PARTY @ The Woods Saturday 4th June – Evening

Following our first all day party on Cargo’s terrace in the day, as night falls on Shoreditch we then head down the road to The Woods for our evening session taking place in the basement below!!

The Woods has been working as a great venue for us this year, located below Reds True Barbecue, a fantastic dark low ceiling hidden basement venue, the perfect space to dance away and loose your inhibitions to the sounds of our residents Matt L-S and Jamesey playing all the latest Makin’ Moves releases.

This month we welcome guests Rap Saunders from Soulmates and Randy J.


Matt L-S
Rap Saunders

Randy J

Makin’ Moves
Saturday 4th June

The Woods – Reds True Barbecue
54-56, Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3QR
Nearest tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street

Doors: 10pm-2.30am
FREE Entry
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Check out the Makin’ Moves show every thursday night 8-10pm

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The Doctor’s Orders, London house music and Makin’ Moves presents – House vs Disco with Timmy Regisford

9.30pm-3.30am Saturday 18th June 2016

Trapeze, 89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HX

Tickets can be bought HERE.

£6 Early Bird / £8 Advance / More on the Door

No ID = No Entry

With DJs:
Timmy Regisford (Shelter NYC)
Jamesey (Makin Moves)
Stu Patterson (Love Vinyl)

Timmy Regisford is simply put, one of the great legends of dance music. The inception of his internationally acclaimed Club Shelter parties in NYC since 1991 helped pioneer the soulful house music sound that has shaped the face of house music today. As the legendary club (and movement) Shelter turns 25 this year, it’s only right to celebrate and show thanks in the UK in the best possible space. Trapeze, boasting London’s best basement club will undoubtedly make Timmy Regisford feel right at home. To say we are as excited to have him play for us is an understatement. 

For this special party The Doctor’s Orders have teamed up with both LondonHouseMusic and Makin’ Moves to make sure it’ll be one to remember. Alongside Timmy we’ll have two of the best dance DJs in the city – Makin’ Moves resident Jamesey will play alongside the incredible Stu Patterson to make sure the room is warmed up perfectly. 

Disco classics and real house favourites will rub shoulders on this dancefloor courtesy of three DJs who will move seamlessly between the two. Expect floor-filling disco, timeless house and bridging the gap between the two with all manor of exclusive edits 

Saturday 7th May Makin’ Moves @ The Woods

Catch Matt L-S and Jamesey back at The Woods in Shoreditch this weekend, for the next Makin Moves dance session.

The Woods is located below Reds True Barbecue, a fantastic dark low ceiling hidden basement venue, the perfect space to dance away and loose your inhibitions.

Not only do you get to hear the guys spin but it’s a totally free event so we are expecting to see you all in the house for this one!