Lead by long-time friends James The Just and Barry Blaq, CF-UK formed in 2010 driven by their passion for funk and soul music as it was at its height in the mid-1960's to mid-1970s. "We make music to dance to," say the duo, "whatever the genre" - an ethos which is rarely shared by modern day producers who seem content to be pigeonholed rather than broadening their musical horizons. Recognised as talented hip hop, dubstep and reggae producers in their own right, CF-UK is the duo's latest and arguably most fitting guise. Boasting an impressively varied discography, the pair have previously received airplay from national stations such as BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra with their solo efforts, and this trend looks set to continue with their forthcoming material.
The group's latest single features the immense vocal talents of Nicole Lawrence, who stole the heart of the nation when she fulfilled her dad's dying wish and performed on the X Factor back in 2009. Nicole received glowing praise from Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh to make it through to the boot camp stage of the competition, and following her exit from the show the 33 year old former care assistant went on to forge a successful musical career, having found herself in constant demand for PAs across the UK and Europe.
'Won't Look Back' came to fruition following a chance meeting between Nicole, James and Barry in their home town of Peterborough, and the pair soon invited Nicole to join them in the studio. The track's masterfully snappy, up-tempo beat is a perfect match for Nicole's soulful vocals, bringing the song to life whilst reviving those wonderful memories of a more soulful era of music. Heavily influenced by the revivalist movement currently enjoying a comeback, 'Won't Look Back' was written and produced entirely by CF-UK, highlighting the incredible talent and ear for melody which the pair possess.
The stunning debut single 'Won't Look Back' is released 22nd February.
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'Won't Look Back' is released 22nd February.