“More Love” is the new collab from producer, DJ and bruk revivalist WheelUP aka West London’s Danny Wheeler and legendary talent, broken beat pioneer and the “UK’s Herbie Hancock” Kaidi Tatham. The track also features a WheelUP regular, Alabamian rapper Brint Story on vocals who lays down his nuanced, positive and political lyrics on the beat.
“More Love” is an intergenerational collaboration between two waves of the broken beat scene, the track blends electronic and bruk with funk, neo-soul, and the edge of hip-hop. The song itself is a beacon of positivity and self-love in an epoch age of negativity, “It’s about having belief in yourself, trying to be reliable and righteous, and the need for more love in the world” Danny explains.
WheelUP and Kaidi Tatham befriended each other back in the formative ‘Bugz in the Attic’ years (a broken beat supergroup that Kaidi was a founding member of) as studio neighbours, alongside another bruk icon IG Culture. “To me, Kaidi is the walking personification of broken beat, without Kaidi the broken beat/bruk scene wouldn’t have developed like it did. He’s a keyboard virtuoso. I also feel like he is the godfather of the modern day London Jazz scene. The man is a force of nature.” Danny adds, paying homage to the elders.
“More Love” follows WheelUP’s latest release and collab riddim “Copacetic” with More Time Records co-founder Sam Interface. The colossus peak-time tune was described by DJ Mag as a “fat, funky and bass-charged cut of classic breakbeat” and was selected as a Beatport exclusive download. The two singles pick up where WheelUP’s debut LP ‘Good Love’ – a record that featured the likes of Afronaut (Bugz in the Attic), Abacus (Pola & Bryson) and label-mate Tiawa, and followed with remixes from Daz-I-Kue, Anushka, Yadava and Thijsenterprise – left off.