UK DJ-producer duo Punctual kick off 2021 with new single ‘The Step’, featuring Danish singer-songwriter Nabiha, out 29th January.
Sampling the Missy Elliot classic ‘I’m Really Hot’, ‘The Step’ is a raw, club-ready house cut, combining infectious vocals, a punchy bassline and irresistible breakdowns. It follows last year’s acclaimed single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’, that has racked up more than 20 million global streams. The track reached Apple Music Top 20 UK Tracks, Capital Radio’s Top 30, and the KISS FM playlist.
“‘The Step’ has been something we’ve wanted to put out for a while now, so we’re super happy to have it out there.” The duo comment “What started as a flip of Missy Elliots ‘I’m Really Hot’ turned into a collaboration with Nabiha, so she could put her own secret sauce on it! We really rate her, and think it turned out great. Looking forward to DJing this one when it is permitted!”
Composed of Will Lansley and John Morgan, Punctual burst onto the scene in 2016 with debut single ‘Eva’, released through Becky Tong’s Juicebox label, which surpassed 5 million streams and garnered support from Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Phil Taggart and more. They have since amassed millions of streams across their diverse back catalogue, kicking off the new decade with the euphoric ‘Imagine’, a single that drew support from BBC Radio 1 favourites Danny Howard and Scott Mills.
Born in Copenhagen, Nabiha Bensouda has released three albums and enjoyed a number of successful singles on Tracklisten, the official Danish Singles chart. Her first release of the new year was ‘So Long’, a collaborative single with Robin M and Slay.
‘The Step’ is a seductive floorfiller destined to become a post-lockdown club staple.