Following their landmark 50th release, which saw longtime label favourite Rony Rex celebrate a decade of his musical career with his ‘10’ compilation, independent Finnish dance label, Youth Control, is back with another immersive dance. It comes from the dynamic producer, Smok, who delivers an enslaving new single ‘Desire’ featuring the talented UK-based singer/songwriter, SOPHIE MARIE.
Instantly gripping, ‘Desire’ builds around an immersive sonic bed of afro-tinged percussion and punchy drum grooves alongside expansively resonant synths, silky strings and progressive layers of supplementing musicality from beginning to end. A mix flooded with movement and harmony, ‘Desire’ comes together with a captivating vocal topline, delivered flawlessly by SOPHIE MARIE.
On ‘Desire’, Smok says: “Making Desire was a long process but the time I spent honing it was worthwhile and I’m really happy how it turned out and I’m honored I got to work with SOPHIE MARIE as her vocals perfectly highlights the essence of Desire and its vibe.”
Smok, also known as Juha Moisala, hails from Oulu in Northern Finland. His DJing debut on the local club circuit dates back to 2002, and he has since become a cornerstone of the deep house music community in Northern Finland. His evolution from club-goer to DJ and now music producer has been a progressive journey during which he has refined his auditory and production abilities.
“Desire” is out now!