Multi-talented musician Youngr today returns with a huge new bootleg collaboration with rising producer Endor, ‘Give It Up’, via Island Records.
A rhythm-heavy, irresistible groover of a refix, it sees the pair grab hold of the Lee Dorsey funk-soul gem ‘Give It Up’, originally released in 1969, and switch up the level to pure house euphoria. Youngr says, “A friend sent me an email saying “bootleg this!” and it was a YouTube link to Lee Dorsey’s original ‘Give It Up’. I instantly loved it, got to work and since then I’ve been playing it in all my sets around the world. This badman Endor turned round a delicious, tasty, groovy house version of it.”
Endor says, “When Youngr approached me to collab on this I immediately jumped on the idea. We wanted to take this amazing Lee Dorsey sample and transform it into something which would resonate at club while staying true to its soulful roots. It’s been a big one in my sets!”
Prior to his first release, Youngr had initially begun to make a name for himself online with his dancefloor friendly bootlegs. His take on ‘Sweet Disposition’ by Temper Trap drew in over 10 million views within two weeks. Fast forward to present day and Youngr has racked up over 40 million streams, 30 million video views online, travelled to over 50 festivals and has sold-out tours across Europe and North America. Last month also brought a momentous headline show at packed-out London venue Heaven.
24-year-old London-based producer Endor is quickly building a strong reputation, his original tracks and remixes for the likes of Alma, Roger Sanchez, Motez, DC andFooR accumulating over 22 million streams. Championed by the likes of Mistajam, Danny Howard, Flava D and Hannah Wants, his globally successful ‘In For The Kill’ bootleg even secured the seal of approval from Skream himself. 2017 has brought releases on TMTR, Armada and new imprint Night Beast Records, following the release of ‘Fever’ on legendary house label One More Tune, home of MK, James Hype and Shy FX.
‘Give It Up’ is poised to become your new favourite feel-good Friday anthem, with support from key champions including MistaJam on BBC Radio 1 and club pioneers including TCTS, Icarus, Fatboy Slim, Just Kiddin, Watermät, Roger Sanchez, Judge Jules, Purple Disco Machine, Klingande / Kungs / Michael Calfan, Chris Lake, Tommy Trash, Ferreck Dawn, Horsemeat Disco and many more flooding in already.