Some team-ups in the world of dance music are just made to shatter expectations, and this is one of them. Combining their specific skill sets into a track that radiates massive hit potential, Sultan + Shepard and Showtek pay homage to Heavy D & The Boyz’s iconic hit via their own tasty spin: ‘We Found Love’.
Listen to Sultan + Shepard x Showtek – We Found Love
From the great instrumental to the recognizable vocals taken from world-renowned hit ‘Now That We Found Love’, Sultan + Shepard and Showtek’s new offering stands tall as an unbridled, genre-defying anthem, and will be featured on the former’s first-ever studio album. Juggling funky vocal shots with street-smart drops and chasing piano chords, this song has all the hallmarks of a song that dominates the airwaves and dance floors alike.
Sultan + Shepard: "The sessions we had with Showtek while working on this record were some of our favorite that we've ever had. Between the four of us, we had so many musical references and inspirations that we decided to put as many of them as we could into the track and it ended up being a blast. We wanted to pour that free flowing energy into the song and make something that didn't conform to any genre or rules or feel serious. We just wanted something that felt as much fun as we were having together."
Grammy nominees and frequent Beatport charters, Sultan + Shepard have collaborated with a range of top-tier artists, such as Tiësto, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay to name a few. As Canada’s well-known dance music force and one of the biggest duos in the industry, they effortlessly bridge the gap between dance music and pop, which landed them the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year in 2013 for ‘Bad’, the multi-platinum single they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and VASSY. Moreover, they spent six weeks atop the U.S. Mediabase Airplay chart and racked up a JUNO award nomination and over 24 million streams on Spotify with ‘Almost Home’ (with Nadia Ali).
Consisting of brothers Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, Showtek are one of the most successful DJ/producer duos of the moment. After notching up hundreds of millions of streams through global hit singles such as ‘Bad’, ‘Sun Goes Down’ (both with David Guetta) and ‘Booyah’, the Dutchmen struck gold in the second half of 2016 with ‘Believer’, a collaboration with globally acclaimed hit machine Major Lazer. Adding to their streak of success with various notable chart positions (e.g. in Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart and the official Dutch Top 40 chart) and over 75 million streams across the most popular streaming services, ‘Believer’ led the way for even more infectious releases to sprout, including last year’s collab with Moby (‘Natural Blues’) and this super-infectious, dance-floor-ready link-up with Sultan + Shepard.
Joining Sir Ivan’s other iconic 60’s remakes, comes ‘Get Together’, a song originally a top 5 hit by the Youngbloods. The single, produced by Chris Cox, with vocals engineered by FORD, comes with seven additional remixes in various styles.
Mr. Mig instantly makes you want to dance as he delivers a mix with a nice “big room” kind of groove that makes you want to sing along. Chris “The Greek” Panaghi, along with Josh Harris, drops an airy, uplifting Progressive House mix. Dirty Werk pumps out a fun, festival-worthy Dance/EDM mix. C-Rod takes you to the islands with a sexy, tropical feel on his House mix. DJ Alan bD takes us on a trippy ride to a more underground sound with his House mix. Cristian Poow throws down a sweet Tech-House mix featuring some super punchy bass and a soulful chord progression that puts it right on that fence of being a Deep House tune. Twisted Dee & Diego Fernandez crank out a dreamy Progressive House club mix with an infectious bassline.
With an impressive collection of successful releases spanning more than 17 years, ‘Get Together’ perfectly personifies Sir Ivan’s signature sound and his dedication to producing positive music.
“Lyrics can be so powerful” explains Sir Ivan. “The lyrics in the songs of the 60's helped end the Vietnam war, proving that the pen can in fact, be mightier than the sword. Given the current division in our country, there's never been a better time to Get Together. If we don’t, there will never be peace and harmony in the world”.
Sir Ivan will be donating all net proceeds from streaming and download royalties from ‘Get Together’ to The Peaceman Foundation, a charity he created to raise awareness and help those that suffer from PTSD. Sir Ivan’s father, a Holocaust survivor, experienced some classic symptoms of PTSD in his lifetime. Consequently, this is a cause that Sir Ivan is deeply passionate about.