Following 5 studio albums as Kosheen songwriter/producer, Markee Ledge, took advantage of the group’s hiatus in recording new material to develop his own project, combining Kosheen-style big vocal tracks interspersed with deep underground electronic sounds.
The 17-track album, which presents a deeper and dubby perspective of the UK electronic music soundtrack, features 9 vocal tracks including 2 tracks featuring singer / songwriter Susie Ledge. Other vocal highlights include lead album track ‘Talk Is Cheap’ and ‘Saturn’ both featuring Alys Be, the latter also comes in a deeper remix form courtesy of DJ Youngsta.
‘Elevate’ takes the Kosheen concept and twists it into the current underground musical narrative. “I knew I had a bunch of very powerful songs in the bag and I was really digging the real deep sound coming from London and Rinse FM,” Markee explains. “I wanted to reach out to the producers I was feeling and make fresh music and recapture that vibe we had on ‘Resist’ – a real current sound but with soulful, powerful songs.”