hotly-tipped dance sensation KJ
returns with a sparkling new single, Shakin
That, along with a number of
remixes that will send sweet vibrations
echoing around the music scene...
HAVING STORMED THE CLUB CHARTS back in the summer (2008) with the breakthrough
single Deep Within The Skin, KJ is delving deep into his bag of magic
musical tricks to deliver his brand new single Shakin' That,
on the inimitable Savage Trax Records.
Not content with one track, KJ has roped in a stellar cast of top notch remixes
and is set to dominate the dance floors once again with some hi-octane cuts
destined to get those feet stomping. Each remix is equally magnetic as KJ's
fantastic vocals breathe life into his superb work to give the remarkable Shakin'
That another dimension.
Acclaimed Stateside producer Jason Nevins from Run DMC's It's Like
That fame lends his remixing talents and reworks a funky as hell,
electro-tinged remix of the lead track. Definitely one for the record box this
UK's finest garage producers, The Wideboys, give Shakin' That a sweet
funky, bassline makeover that will sit well with the Kiss FM, 1xtra, Ministry
of Sound crowd. GRN, aka DJ and Producer Glen Nicholls who has just topped
the Buzz Chart with a remix of the Champion Classic Show Me Love by Robin
S and has also been busy remixing the Yazoo comeback project after numerous
chart-topping remixes for Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Sander Kleinberg and Bomb
The Bass adds a smooth house touch to the remix package.
From an early age, KJ harboured a dream of turning professional and this immensely
talented singer and producer self-produced over 250 tracks, writing thousands
of lyrics and playing his songs to close family and friends. But there was a
problem all the time he was agonising over playing in public.
KJ's fears escalated and he began having panic attacks that made it difficult
for him to leave the house. He says: "At the time I didn't realise and I didn't
get any help, so it developed. The panic attacks turned into depression and
sometimes just going to the supermarket was difficult."
In an attempt to conquer his fears, KJ started to write about how he felt and
he was finally persuaded to upload his tracks to MySpace. And, as fate would
have it, Savage Trax boss Kevin Savage discovered KJ's MySpace page and immediately
signed him up for a £1 million, four-album deal. Miracles do happen!
The deal changed everything overnight and KJ experienced a new-found boost of
confidence that saw him getting up on stage to perform in front of 25,000 people
at 2007's Cardiff Mardi Gras.
KJ now realised how empowering overcoming such an adversity can be. He has joined
forces with the mental health charity No Panic in an effort to reach sufferers
who are still unable to seek help. There is no need to put up with debilitating
panic attacks and KJ hopes to inspire sufferers to take a step in the right
direction and prove, as he did, that you can beat a panic disorder. Fear should
never get in the way of your dreams. And KJ is just the person to endorse that.
[KJ is now a patron of the mental health charity No Panic and help is just a
click away at nopanic.org.uk].
Shakin' That released in the
UK on 24 November (2008) on Savage Trax.
1 Original Radio Edit | 2 Wideboys Club Mix Radio Edit | 3 Jason
Nevins Radio Edit | 4 GRN Mix Radio Edit
"Each remix is equally magnetic as KJ's fantastic vocals breathe life into his
superb work to give the remarkable Shakin' That another dimension"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar