We are thrilled to premiere the track you heard for the first time this past Saturday on BBC Radio 1's MistaJams in its full glory. Le Youth has teamed up with British vocalist Javeon (who's collab credits include Julio Bashmore and MNEK) to produce one of the hottest tracks of Summer 2014. His third single, titled "Feel Your Love," pulls from LA producer Wes James' 90s house tendencies and pairs perfectly with Javeon's lovestruck vocals. The track is due August 24th via The Sign Of The Times / Sony Records with a full remix package which includes a remix from RAC.
With the new banger that will surely rip through dance floors, Wes answered a few questions about his last year, the new single, and what's to come. Enjoy below.
You've had an amazing 2013. What were some of the highlights?Yeah, I'm still trying to let that sink in. 2013 was a really crazy year for me, even aside from music. 2013 was maybe my favorite year yet. I put some music out, toured the world…
What has been your favorite spot to spin so far both in the US and in Europe? What made it memorable?I don't really have a favorite place to play in but a few stand out. I love playing Seattle. They party surprisingly hard. After the last set I played there, we went to this after hours spot at some rich guy's art gallery. It was actually really creepy. He was walking around with a glass of red wine, introducing himself and letting people know that it was his party.
When I heard about your collaboration with Dominique Young Unique I was ecstatic. What enticed you to work with her? What was that process like?I was about to put out "Dance With Me" with just this TLC sample and thought it could be cool to add a rap part. I thought Dom would be perfect. We ended up being in London at the same time, so we met at some random studio and layed it down. It was a really quick process. Dominique is rad.
What tracks or producers are on your radar this summer?-8th Grader-Bixel Boys
What inspired "Feel Your Love"?The label asking for my third single.
You seem to draw inspiration from the 90s. What are some of your favorite 90s hits?"Rhythm of the Night" always kills at live shows. That's one song I've been really into solely based on audience response. But I love everything from Robin S to Ginuwine... it's hard to pick a favorite.
Is there someone you hope to share the dance floor in the near future?Diplo... just to get on his Instagram.
What has been your favorite remix of a Le Youth track?RAC remix of "Feel Your Love"
Where can we catch you this Summer?I'm playing some festivals in Europe, and then a few shows in the US.
Any shameless plugs?"Feel Your Love" comes out in August. I also have a track called "Oh Girl" coming out on Spinnin' this summer.
-words by Miguel Angel