Taken from his highly acclaimed debut album ‘In Time’ of 2010 on Groovefinder Records, Top UK producer / DJ Richard Earnshaw joins seminal US vocal treasure, Jocelyn Brown on the spine tingling, uplifting soulful outing ‘Worthy’.
Hot for 2012 this powerful song gets a full make-over from some heavyweight producers including the incredible NY duo, Directors Cut (aka Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper), who deliver dance floor dynamite with their lush signature sweeping strings. Also adding their magic to the package is Swiss house champion Jamie Lewis who opts for a sexy deeper vibe, Plus aPumped up Original and Radio edit, Yet another stunning single release from our golden boy Earnie!
The video to ‘Worthy’ is directed by Chris Musselwhite and sees Richard’s album sleeve artwork brought to life by way of a 2D cartoon world that dipsinto a live church performance by Jocelyn Brown and Richard’s band. You’ll find cameo appearances including Kenny Thomas, Blues and Soul Magazine Editor Lee Tyler and an amazing 7 year old dancer from Sky One’s Got To Dance’ -Theo Mini King of Pop – ‘Little Michael Jackson’.
Watch the video here:
Music is his way of life….. Richard Earnshaw he has been active in the world of production for 20 years. After beginning his classical training at the age of 7, he completed formal training with a music degree from the University of London; where the freedom of expression he found in jazz, funk and soul beckoned to him to leave behind the manuscript and metronome… Now as an accomplished and very popular producer, artist, musician and engineer, along with over half a million productions sold, it’s fair to say our ‘Mr Keys’ has well and truly earned his stripes as one of Britain’s great dance music producers! After his debut single release ‘People Are People’ on SoulfuricDeep in 2002 and a string of high profile productions/remixes, the following year saw Richard and friend and fellow musician Danny Jones set up their own label Duffnote – one of many to come!
Duffnote was followed by One51 Recordings in 2004 and Guess Records in 2005, both set up as vehicles to push the various styles of sound emerging from the Earnshaw lab, all of which are going strong today!
As well as output on his own labels, Richard has recorded and releases tracks for Defected, Soulfuric, King St, Swing City, Large, BMG, Clubstar, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Purple Music, Morehouse and Peppermint Jam to name but a few. He also records and produces under various monikers including Spiritchaser, The Little Big Band and One51.
In 2012 Richard released his debut album ‘In Time’ featuring an outstanding selection of guest performers including Jocelyn Brown, Carleen Anderson, Roy Ayers, Ursula Rucker, Kenny Thomas, Imogen Ryall, to name a few! The album spawned the soulful hit singles ‘In Time’ (Ft. Grant Nelson, Tom Moulton, John Morales & RasmusFaber Mixes) and ‘Cry Me A River’ (Ft.Black Coffee & Leftside Wobble Mixes). Other recent releases from Richard include the singles ‘iCulture’, ‘Won’t Let Go’ (ft. Natasha Watts), and his brand new release from ModifiedPeople ‘We Are’ on Duffnote.
1 Directors Cut Remix
2 Jamie Lewis Remix
3 Original Club
4 Original Radio Edit
5 Jamie Lewis Masterblaster Dub
Richard Earnshaw ft Jocelyn Brown ‘Worthy’ will be released on Traxsource Promo October 1st / Full release 15th 2012 on Groovefinder Records (UK).