Uniting for one of the most exciting collaborations of the year, DJ Fresh and Think Tonk enlist soulful wordsmith Liam Bailey and fresh face Jamie McCool for crossover drum and bass anthem ‘Rivers’ via DJ Fresh’s label Breakbeat Kaos.
Established project Think Tonk was immediately entranced by the power ballads busker Jamie McCool performed on the streets of Manchester when he happened to be walking by last summer. Imagining a bassline behind the singer’s jaw-dropping vocals, Think Tonk insisted they work together whilst passing on the news to an enthusiastic Liam Bailey who then alerted an eager DJ Fresh. The newfound powerhouse team then hopped in the studio to refine what quickly became the highly anticipated anthem ‘Rivers,’ adding a live brass section, gospel choir, and adlibs from Liam Bailey.
Four standout artists in their own right now unite, formed of a rare chance encounter with the combined star power of seasoned industry talent with a secret weapon on the cusp of infamy making ‘Rivers’ a standout release packing huge potential. An emotional and rousing ballad backboned by killer bass lines from d&b’s finest, the earworm melodies and catchy lyrics from newcomer Jamie MCool paired with full-throttle breakdowns and powerful drops set up the poignant juggernaut to be a promising success across airwaves and dance floors alike.