Artist: Dennis Quin feat. Kerri Chandler & Troy Denari
Title: Be Strong
Label: Madhouse Records
Cat. #: KCTDL1195
Release: 3rd April 2020 (Main Package) / 24th April 2020 (Club Mix)
Be Strong (Vocal Mix)
Be Strong (Dennis Quin’s Dub)
Be Strong (Key-a-pella)
Dennis Quin partners with vocalist Troy Denari and Madhouse Records founder Kerri Chandler to deliver ‘Be Strong’ to open April.
A rising star within the Dutch and global house scene, Dennis Quin’s rapid rise is one which has had a who’s who of the industry’s leading names taking note, from The Black Madonna and Laurent Garnier to The Martinez Brothers, Joris Voorn and Jamie Jones. Above all however, it’s Kerri Chandler’s influence which is the most notable, with the legendary house music icon ‘taking Quin under his wing’, resulting in a string of stand-out releases to date via his Madhouse Records imprint. Having touched down on the label in August 2019, early-April now sees Quin combine with Chandler for the very first time alongside fellow Dutchman Troy Denari to bring a special project to the label as they reveal the emotive ‘Be Strong’ – a track dedicated to Quin’s late mother.
“This is by far the most precious and special project I have made to date. It is my sincere wish that the message this song shares can be passed on.” – Dennis Quin
Opening with the slick ‘Vocal Mix’, Quin, Chandler and Denari’s ‘Be Strong’ quickly reveals a blissful slice of house music guided by rich melodies, bright keys and affectionate vocals, before diving into Quin’s own dub as he strips proceedings back to the bare minimum and lays the focus on snaking grooves amongst organic drum licks. Last up, the aptly named ‘Key-a-pella’ rounds out proceedings as a flurry of infectious piano melodies take hold of the production alongside Denari’s powerful vocals and soaring strings to shape up the package in classy fashion.
‘Be Strong’ will also welcome the release of a ‘Club Mix’ on 24th April, featuring a combination of shuffling percussion, slinking hats and infectious stabs throughout – a cut that’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for.