First Listen! S.E.L – Elevation (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Long Version Vocal Mix) (Quantize Recordings)
Although delivering her debut for DJ Spen‘s Quantize Recordings imprint, S.E.L is definitely no new comer. Standing for Soulful Emma Louise, her pseudonym just speaks for itself. As it does as a matter of fact regarding this highly sensitive performance of hers. The uplifting ‘Elevation’ which highlighted the ‘Quantize 2016 Summer EP’ thankfully gets a full release. And this, with extra remixes to choose from. And what a package we have here on offer. A reality which certainly doesn’t come as a surprise from one of our favorite labels.
Havin’ to select one (remix) as usual, our preference therefore goes for the DJ Spen and Michele Chiavarini (long) vocal. The twosome delivering the perfect combination of ingredients. In other words, the energetic flow and the blend of deep vibes to take it to the next level. Chiavarini‘s famous key arrangements literally sparklin’ the vocal performance.
“Elevate your mind, live out your dreams, and fly…” Most likely feels like this is what we need. Elevation is exactly what we’re getting on this masterpiece.
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Born in North London, England, S.E.L quickly began to display a love for life and a passion for music. Noticing the beginnings of something special, she started classical violin and piano lessons at the age of 6. She eventually performed in her first professional show 5 years later. Going on to study her chosen art at the prestigious Brunel University in London, S.E.L completed her degree in Music. There, she developped an unrivalled knowledge of Music History, vocal Jazz. But also the life and times of the legendary Billie Holiday. With the seeds sown, life for S.E.L became focused on inspiring others, spreading love and making music.
Due to formidable vocals and S.E.L’s specialist knowledge, she has been highly sought after to work with the greats across all genres of music. In 2005, she began working with UK famous Jazzie B and Soul II Soul, considering the experience as “An immense education” which she received.
The list of artists S.E.L has worked with reads like a who’s who of world renowned international music. Ie. Alicia Keys, Omar, Caron Wheeler and Jocelyn Brown. Not to mention Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson and SOS Band among others…
Therefore, seeing her collaborating with top notched musicians such as Michele Chiavarini and Toni Economides has nothing of a surprise.
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