LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ Chilli PR)
The search for summer 2012's classic floorfiller may well be over before it's begun with the release of 'We Came To Party' by DJ Adam J featuring Master Shortie. This infectious, lavishly produced anthem dedicated to having a bloody good time has "soundtrack to the summer" written all over it, and is set to have clubbers everywhere shouting "Ay Yo! We came to party!" all summer long.
DJ Adam J adds 'We Came To Party' to an already illustrious career, in which he's worked with just about every big name in urban music, from R&B veterans like Faith Evans, Damage
and SWV; through the garage years with the likes of So Solid Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat and the Artful Dodger; and remains bang up to date with modern giants of the urban scene like Akon, Tinie Tempah
Dividing his time between the UK and the glamorous Dubai club scene, DJ Adam J is about as credible as they come, with columns in all the top DJ magazines and a raft of awards under his belt, including the Time Out Dubai Night Life Award for Best Urban Night for his residency at No. 1 Fridays in 2010 and 2011.
The luxury and decadence of Dubai's notoriously hedonistic nightlife infuses the vibe of 'We Came To Party' through Master Shortie's irreverent vocals - this track is the perfect showcase for Shortie's charismatic style, and the carefree party posturing of the lyrics tells you everything you need to know - Master Shortie is on fire right now.
As an artist who has seen his share of the harsher side of the urban music industry, having survived the collapse of his US record label just as his MOBO-nominated debut album was set to break the mainstream in 2009, Shortie's once promising sound has matured into something slick, polished and genuinely special, and behind it is a musician who truly revels in delivering great music. Of his journey and artistic evolution over the past three years, Master Shortie says:
"I now know there are no winners in this business, there are just survivors who love music... And I love music and that is what drives me to do what I do"
Shortie's maturity as a performer gives 'We Came To Party' the perfect vibe - it's got swagger without ever tending towards obnoxiousness, and ticks all the urban dance hit boxes without being cliched. Blended sublimely over DJ Adam J and the Nightcrashers' uplifting and contagious beats, the result is a track that justifies instant classic status, and can only signal massive things to come for Master Shortie.
'We Came To Party' is the first release on the electrifying new label Nightcrasher Records and will be available from 14th May.