Gregory Porter gets neo-disco makeover

Everyone’s favourite jazz singer is back with a new remix from Fred Falke of his latest single ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam’.

It’s safe to say that Gregory Porter’s rise as one of the world’s greatest vocalists has been impressive to watch. It was only five years of so that Gregory Porter was playing rather smaller venues in London, such as the Pizza Express in Soho. Now, six years after his first solo record was released and one Grammy Award later, Porter is in the midst of a sell-out UK tour that began last Monday in London at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s hard to think that Porter, who once made a living playing small joints in Harlem, is collaborating with some of the world’s best musicians and producers, selling out some of the finest venues in the world.

Last month Porter announced details of his fourth album Take Me To The Alley which is due to be released on Universal Bluenote early next month. Porter has teased us with two singles from the album: his jazz version of ‘Holding On’ (originally performed in collaboration with Disclosure) and the up-tempo ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam’.

And now Porter has released a remix of the latter from French house producer and DJ Fred Falke. Falke gives Porter a neo-disco makeover with his take on ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam’, making the song feel like something Daft Punk might have recorded with Nile Rodgers. It’s a pretty tasty remix and forces you to listen to Porter in a different way than you usually would. Let’s hope the rest of Take Me To The Alley sounds this good.

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George Haffenden
Written by George Haffenden
Brought up on a healthy diet of soul and funk, Haff's dream was to become the first British member of The Temptations. Realising that this dream could never be realised, he is now the curator of The Funk & Soul Revue.