Wolfgang Lohr is back on track! Together with Emma Lea and Ashley Slater from UK comes up a fresh Electro Swing release for the new year 2021. “Keep On Smilin” is the soundtrack to the 1st season of the Electro Swing Academy – Dance Tutorials video series. Musically it is a real treat and an exciting combination, with a real brass section consisting of trombone, saxophone and trumpet. The massive Speed Garage / Deep House bassline and the driving Manouche guitar don’t let a leg stand still. The sound is grooving and wobbles in every corner of all frequencies. The voices of Emma Lea and Ashley Slater round off the absolute catchy tune to a real banger tune!
In the Electro Swing Academy series, the dancer and tutor Smilin shows her best dance moves, such as the Charleston, V-Step, Kickball Change, Running Man and Moonwalk. For the Electro Swing Dance style it’s an absolute premiere in this form. So that everyone who is interested finally has the chance to practice and learn these skills at home! #KeepOnSmilin #ItMustSchwing 🔥 💃 🎩 🙌
01. Wolfgang Lohr feat. Emma Lea & Ashley Slater – Keep On Smilin (Radio Edit)
02. Wolfgang Lohr feat. Emma Lea & Ashley Slater – Keep On Smilin (Club Mix)
03. Wolfgang Lohr – Keep On Smilin (Instrumental)
04. Wolfgang Lohr – Keep On Smilin (Intro Dance Tutorials)
Release Date: 2021-02-19
Composer: Wolfgang Lohr
Lyrics: Ashley Slater
© + ℗ 2021 Electro Swing Thing
This Bad Segebergian-by-birth and Berliner-by-choice has been a mainstay of the electronic music scene since 2011. Among his 100+ tracks are remixes for artists (Felix Jaehn, Parov Stelar, Alle Farben, Lexer and Tinush) and a wicked spread of self-productions in the Electro Swing, House, Tech House, and Deep House genres.
As Lohr explains it, “the motto, ‘now more than ever,’ says it all. Electro Swing is what I’m all about right now, and this is the moment that everything is happening in that space. But it could be that the scene fades. Who knows. So it’s just as much as I can do all the time, release after release, project after project.” This dogged delivery has made Wolfgang one of the most sought-after Electro Swing artists worldwide.
Beyond his work as Wolfgang Lohr, he can be heard under various other guises, forming core constituencies of the House duo “DINKS” and the Tech House outfit, “Dorade”. He is otherwise active as a producer of music media and is one of the heads behind the “Electro Swing Thing”.
Prior to his emergence as a producer, he served as trumpeter, singer, and songwriter for the ska band “DaSKArtell” for over 15 years, as well as concertizing and performing in-studio for a variety of other bands. His music blog, “FDF” is a beloved collection of carefully curated tracks with a weekly audience of +30K followers!
Ashley Slater is a British singer, songwriter and trombone player and best known for his narration on the television series Boo! as well as his work with Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) in the band Freak Power.
In 1983 after leaving the army, Slater attended the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, after which he joined the jazz orchestral collective Loose Tubes. Over the next few years he was the bass and tenor trombonist of choice for George Russell, Carla Bley, Andrew Poppy, El Sonido de Londres, Billy Jenkins, Django Bates and Andy Sheppard. He also is the Hip in the well known Electro Swing duo and band Kitten and The Hip.
Emma Lea is an accomplished singer, writer & artist Kidology/Hed Kandi/Moda/Freaktone/Pete Tong song of the week on Radio One/Jamie Berry/Flak Records and more!
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