Review – 3 Track sampler from Bigger at urbanessentials.co.uk and already received a couple of plays on Soul Freedom on radio cardiff .Troubled Man has been my preferred track for radio play, upbeat infectious and more accessible and obvious Marvin Gaye connotations.
World is burning is also upbeat and indicative of a house background, but echoes of disco in there.
My personal preference is for Bright Lights with a guest female vocalist – Monique Bingham?, more neo soul I guess, a georgeous track and more in tune with where nu soul is heading I would suggest.
With the guests on the album this promises to be a solid album and I look forward to hearing the whole thing.
A multi-talented DJ, producer, songwriter and musician, Sir Piers needs little introduction these days as he continues to evolve as one of the most consistent dj/producers in the UK. So far, best known for a long line of timeless house and dance floor masterpieces over the last 8 years. The best is yet to come as he prepares to release an incredible first album – ’Sirvival’ – including co-writes with Level 42 among others! Below, we update you on his flourishing DJ career as well as a fountain of music to look forward to… Consistently, his songs, productions and remixes travel in the record bags of the best in the business: from diverse examples such as Todd Terry, MAW, Tony Humphries, Miguel Migs, Bob Sinclar, Martin Solveig, and Joey Negro to Pete Tong, Ben Watt, , Roger Sanchez, Simon Dunmore, Dj Spinna and Seb Fontaine. Just a few champions of his sound and, whether producing as Sir Piers or under his Tarantulaz, SummerHeadz or DirtDiggers monikers, Piers has carved a niche for himself in underground house circles, as well as, in dance scenes across genres as an artist of exceptional ability and promise. 2008 sees his highly respected curious label look forward to a wealthy release schedule. Those he has worked with and remixed reads like a ‘who’s who’ of today’s scene. Roy Ayers, Groove Armada, Todd Terry, A Tribe Called Quest, Jocelyn Brown, Ananda Project, Lauryn Hill, Kings of Tomorrow and Basement Boys have all received the Sir Piers touch, as have Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, A Tribe Called Quest, Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Gwen Stefani, Jill Scott and Lionel Richie, reinforcing Piers’ ability to transcend genres whilst maintaining the soulful edge he has become renowned for. While his memorable releases on labels like Sony, Jive, Mn2s, Soulfuric, King Street and Purple Music have received widespread critical acclaim, it has been Piers’ singles released on his home-grown imprint Curious that have really set tongues wagging. Club smashes, such as, ‘Don’t You Love Me’ and ‘Fool’s Got Nothin’’ featuring Monique Bingham have both enjoyed worldwide success, while his new collaboration with the sultry songbird – ‘They Forgot It’ – gained huge support globally on San Francisco’s OM Records complete with remixes by Marques Wyatt. Yet another example of Piers’ quality writing skills and his unique outlook for a catchy yet credible song. Look out for more news on their eagerly awaited debut Tarantulaz album, also coming this year! 2008 holds the biggest surprise yet for his loyal fans as Piers puts the finishing touches on his hugely- anticipated artist album which will include some mind-blowing collaborations with Level 42, Frank Mcomb, Monique Bingham, Shaun Escoffery, Robert Owens, Los Amigos Invisibles and other brilliant like-minded talent from around the world. Watch this space, for Sir Piers is just getting started…