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Multi-genre, NYC producer Cheyne Christian has served up an enticing afro-house bootleg of The Police classic ‘Message In A Bottle’ for release on his own Bridge & Tunnel Beat. Co label. Titled ‘SOS’ and featuring the renowned singing drummer Josh Dion of Paris Monster, it’s already been on rotation with Claptone who has supported pretty much everything Cheyne has put out.
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When Cheyne turns his hand to a bootleg, good things happen. His rework of Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’ – also resung by Josh Dion – was a smash, as was ‘Sunglasses At Night’ which went down a storm when Claptone dropped it at Pacha Ibiza in his closing set of The Masquerade. With rolling drums and a deep club groove set to the famous guitar riff and vocal of The Police original, Cheyne’s ‘SOS’ has all the constituent parts to be on rotation this summer.
Cheyne Christian is on a fine run of form with his own New York style of Latin, tribal and Afro house that has been picked up by such quality labels as Nervous, Toolroom, Saved, Force Of Habit, Wired, Stealth and more.
Testament to his sharp studio skills, Cheyne has a string of high profile fans that also include Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez, Oscar G, Cedric Gervais, Sam Divine and Shiba San.
This new bootleg draws on Cheyne’s years of dancefloor experience. Be it a daytime pool party, club or at sunset, ‘SOS’ is sure to unite crowds wherever it’s played. Cheyne said,
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Sting, especially his voice. As I started to get into the Afro house sound and experimenting in my sets, the idea just came to me one day, so I made the acappella and hired a guitar player from Africa to play the riff over the drums and raw Sting acappella. It got support from some solid names, so I decided to make it an official release.
Josh Dion was great on my Phil Collins cover, and I just knew he would crush a Sting cover. I sent him the track and 36 hours later I had the amazing vocals back from him.”
There’s something pretty special about Cheyne; he has a unique DJing history that defies his years. Cheyne’s selector skills were recognised early on and he was made resident at the legendary Tunnel club aged just 17. He was a hit across the NYC circuit, warming up for Danny Tenaglia and alongside Roger Sanchez, and landing residencies and quest spots at other iconic venues including Webster Hall, China Club and Avalon when he was still so young. The demand never wavered and today Cheyne can be found soundtracking across the US including some of his favourite haunts, Somewhere NoWhere (NYC) and House of Hyde at SLS (Miami).
This afro-house gem is yet another example of the studio prowess from Cheyne Christian. Follow on Spotify for all the latest new music.
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