TWO KINGS featuring THE QUEEN is a new soulful house team made up of Purple Music label boss, Jamie Lewis, Fabulous Keys (aka Fabio Fragapane) and vocalist Tanja Danker.
Lewis has been making music for over 20 years and his latest high-profile commission was recording and mixing Prince’s last album, ‘Plectrumelctrum’. In 1997 he formed his own label – Purple Music. The label boasts a catalogue of over 450 releases including artists such as Prince, Cerrone, Bob Sinclar, Dimitri from Paris and Ann Nesby. As a remixer he has reworked songs for people like Cerrone and Nile Rogers and Bob Sinclar; as A DJ, Jamie is as popular as he was two decades ago.
Singer Tanja Dankner is a Swiss Soul and Pop singer while Fabulous Keys has toured as a supporting act for the likes of Ronny Jordan, Chaka Khan, Marla Glenn, Sheila E., James Brown, and Candy Dulfer among others.
All 3 artists have been friends and performed many times together for years. Recently when Tanja set about making a new album, she began working with regular collaborator Keys and then invited Jamie Lewis to be part of the project, thus, 2 Kings Feat. The Queen was born.
The threesome are working on their first album which is prefaced with the just released title cut, ‘Say Yes’. The tune is an energized, edgy workout with a hint of disco and a recurring brass sample from an unnamed soul classic… could it be ‘I’ll Take You There’? That sample gives the thing a real 60s feel and sensible Djs will have this in their boxes for the upcoming Yule fest!
Two Kings Feat. The Queen ‘Say Yes’ is out now on Purple Music.