MAKIN208 – Glory To ft. Mariella Doriano “Close To You” (inc Aroop Roy Remix)

 Something fresh out of the Makin’ Moves stable and as always bringing something different to the table. Straight out of Liverpool, we have a multi instrumentalist & producer who goes by the name Glory To (aka John Dean) makin’ his debut release on the label. Along with with singer/songwriter ,bassist & vocalist Mariella Doriano. This uplifting and percussive track has all the elements to move you combined with Mariella’s silky vocals that sit smoothly over to bring a very vibrant song!

And to also welcome London’s very own Aroop Roy on the remix duties. Aroop’s eclectic productions have become a mainstay for DJs across diverse scenes and generations ranging from underground tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Hunee and Mr Scruff.

Original production produced by John Dean
Vocals written and performed by Mariella Dean
Remix produced By Aroop Roy
Executive Producers : Jamesey & Matt L-S

Purchase exclusively via Traxsource and all stores from 24th May 2024 -

Makin’ Moves x Indahouse Saturday 22nd June @ Earth Kitchen


Makin’ Moves join forces with the Indahouse crew a London dance collective for an all day and night dance extravaganza at Earth Kitchen in Dalston, a venue we are very familiar with its high ceilings, wooden floor and state of the art sound system. Indahouse comprise of three members, Clara Bajado, Frankie J and Troy, who have all been integral to the London dance scene since 2007 not only as dancers but teachers collaborating with the likes of Red Bull Dance as well as holding their own events.

The event gets underway at 5pm with Clara and her team kicking off with some house dance work shops, come and get involved and learn some moves before we hit the floor later for the main event the 2vs2 all styles dance contest which sees dancers teaming up to win a the big prize of £150!

Presenting the djs playing throughout the day, we have one of our most exciting line ups to date which sees Makin Moves residents Matt & Jamesey joined by two international star djs Kapela from Paris and Masaki Morii from Japan!

Kapela has been one of the rising stars in the soulful / afro scene for sometime. Building up a reputation as one of the top djs in Paris at the infamous Djoon club where he has a monthly Sunday residency. He’s someone we’ve wanted to bring to Makin’ Moves for sometime and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us!

Masaki Morii also joins us all the way from Japan with his unique deep afro sound for his debut performance in London! This man’s productions have been on fire in the last two years via his M2Soul Music imprint and we look forward to welcoming him !

This event has something for everyone, with Makin Moves giveaways during the day so £10 is an absolute bargain!


Matt L-S & Jamesey
Kapela (Paris, Djoon)
Masaki Morii (M2Soul Music, Japan)

Event includes

Dance workshop hosted by Indahouse from 5pm!
+ 2v2 All styles Dance contest on house music later in the evening!
Winner receives £150 + Makin’ Moves giveaways on the day!

Earth Kitchen
13 Stoke Newington Rd
Stoke Newington
London N16 8BH

Limited £10 early bird tickets available from &

MAKIN207 – David Bailey ft. Mike City “Giving In” (Charles Dockins Remixes)

Makin’ Moves welcomes back Baltimore Native Charles Dockins who never ceases to amaze with his productions, and these remixes are no different. Cleverly reworking and very much complementing Mike’s vocals at the same time. Including a deep dub with a sassy sax that takes you on a ride and wanting more. Warming up the dance floor just in time for the spring/summer vibes!!
Mike City has been in the music industry for over 20 years and is one talented dude! Probably best known amongest his peers for his rnb productions up til a few year ago working with the likes of Sunshine Anderson, Dwele, Lala Hathaway and Faith Evans to date!Remixes Produced and performed by Charles Dockins
Originally Produced by David Bailey & Mike City
Published by Mike City Songs / BMI
Executive producers Matt Langrish-Smith & Jamesey
Available from Traxsource and all good stores from 26th April 2024 -

MAKIN206 – Dezaray Dawn “The Real Deal” (Ezel Remixes)


Following up with much anticipation ‘The Real Deal’ originally produced by Atlanta’s deep house don Kai Alce took dance floors by storm in the summer of 2021! Combining with the amazing songstress and song writer that is Dezaray Dawn!!

Dezaray is an exciting artist on the future soul scene, possessing an infectious voice which resonates deeply with a wealth of both emotion and experience.
Move forward to 2024 and we bring you the Ezel Remixes, which have been a massive anthem at the Makin’ Moves parties and championed by the resident duo in the last 12 months. These new mixes see all instruments are played by the maestro himself.
With all of these ingredients, this automatically gets you hooked and will have you groovin’ non stop on the dance floor.Available from all good stores including Traxsource from 19th April 2024 -

Makin’ Moves Bank holiday Special @ Grow, Hackney Wick Sunday 26th May

Kicking things off in the afternoon sunshine with soulful vibes from 6pm will be Kengo and Dan Tenor, both great djs in their own right playing regular spots including Seed Library, The Standard and Flippers. They’ll be digging deep into their extensive record collections playing soul and disco on the terrace. To give you a flavour, check out their regular show on Solar Radio on bi-weekly Wednesday nights!
As night draws in we hit the club inside with Matt and Jamesey bringing us the latest selections and releases from the Makin Moves stable. Kojay also makes his debut appearance for us, someone who’s been making a lot of noise in the London scene and a regular on Rinse FM, he brings his unique house and afro house vibes till the early hours.
90% of tickets are on the door. Free before 9pm, £6 from 9pm, £7pm from 10pm
Makin’ Moves Bank holiday Special
@ Grow, Hackney Wick
Sunday 26th May
Matt L-S & Jamesey (Makin’ Moves)
Kojay (Rinse FM)

Dan Tenor & Kengo
98C Wallis Road
Main Yard
London E9 5LN
Limited £5 tickets -

Makin’ Moves & Our House Bank Holiday Special Monday 6th May @ All My Friends, Hackney Wick

Our summer series of events continues down at All My Friends in Hackney Wick next month as we connect with the Our House boys for another hotly anticipated collaboration on bank holiday Monday 6th May!
Matt and Jamesey have been causing a storm down with their Sunday sessions down at this popular space with it’s DJ booth slapped right in the middle of the bar, making the music feel literally central to the experience along wth its excellent sound system and sunny terraces too boot.
Our House residents Randy Peterson and Leigh Howlett have been throwing some great underground parties at the Castle in Aldgate and they bring their vibe to this already great line up!  Make sure you pick up your limited free ticket from RA as this one’s sure to be a roadblock!
Makin’ Moves & Our House
@ All My Friends
DJs Matt L-S & Jamesey (Makin’ Moves)
Randy Peterson & Leigh Howlett (Our House) + special guests
All My Friends
Unit 1, 96, Whitepost Lane
London E9 5EN
Doors: 5pm-12am
Free entry with ticket -