Bolier has been making waves on the international electronic music scene for several years. ‘Sunshine’, his 2014 collaboration with Dutch duo Redondo, saw him morph his sound into the more organic, pop influenced deep house that has become his signature. Further Redondo collaborations – ‚Every Single Piece‘ featuring US indie band She Keeps Bees, and ‚Lost & Found‘ featuring Bitter’s Kiss – and ‚Forever And A Day‘ (working with Natalie Peris), have seen him continue his rise to fame.
Following this, Bolier surprised everyone in 2016 with an official collab with the late reggae icon Bob Marley, reworking his ‚Is This Love‘ together with LVNDSCAPE. Supported by the Marley family and released through Tuff Gong, the track got picked up worldwide, by now counting nearly 100 million Spotify streams. More recently, he dropped last year’s popular deep house tune ‚Imagine‘ and presented the wonderful new single ‚Grow Up‘ on the SOURCE imprint earlier this year.
Joe Stone also has a reputation to uphold. Entering the scene in 2015 with the amazing debut single ‚The Party (This Is How We Do It)‘ featuring Montell Jordan, a track that turned into a fullblown summer hit everywhere, residing at #1 on Beatport’s Top 100 for 20 consecutive days, he’s kept on delivering much acclaimed house gems up till now.
This included the Daser collab ‚Freak (And You Know It)‘, his remix of David Guetta & Afrojack’s single ‚Dirty Sexy Money‘ and, earlier this year, the massive hit ‚Is It Really Love‘ together with Cr3on, a widely popular record, featured on just about every major playlist, picked up by BBC Radio and enjoying incredible DJ support (Martin Garrix, Bob Sinclar, Robin Schulz, R3hab, the list is endless). By now, the track counts over 8 million Spotify plays – an incredible amount for a club track.
‚Keep This Fire Burning‘
And now, the guys have teamed up, blending their trademark sounds perfectly for ‚Keep This Fire Burning‘. The record touches on future house as much as vintage 90s dance elements, working up energetic vocals and feelgood chords. For sure, an essential house tune, already supported by many, including Oliver Heldens, Lucas & Steve, Martin Garrix, Tiësto and more.
„The idea for ‚Keep This Fire Burning‘, more precisely the idea of re-using those vocals in a house track, emerged in 2016 I think. At the time I had made a few demos but didn’t quite figure out yet what direction to take them, and Spinnin‘ suggested maybe have a look at it with Joe Stone, which we ended up doing early last year. But the version we did then wasn’t good enough, so I did another attempt August of last year, and Joe Stone took it from there until we finished it together. His flavour was the missing ingredient, so to say.„ – Bolier