It ain t working

It ain t working

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Smoove & Turrell debuted their third song, “It Ain’t Working,” from their forthcoming new studio album “Stratos Bleu,” which will be released in June, earlier this month, and now this talented crew of virtuosos has provided the official video to accompany it!
Cravens, a Newcastle-based creative agency, produced the animated clip for “It Ain’t Working,” which is inspired by the Wacky Races cartoons and fits right in with Smoove & Turrell’s zany aesthetic. This clip, which also serves as a lyric video, perfectly captures the lively grooves of the song, which features Chicago house rhythms and warm analog basslines. The psychedelic 60s setting is a perfect sonic throwback to their youth, and the lyrical themes discuss the effect of touring life on one’s mental health, with Turrell repeating “It ain’t working so they say, it ain’t working” like a mantra.

Smoove & turrell – it ain’t working (ashley beedle’s nsw

Since its release in June 2020, Smoove & Turrell’s sixth studio album, “Stratos Bleu,” has been a revelation. Critics and fans alike have hailed the band’s remarkable popularity, with six Music Album of the Day awards and a #1 album in the Official UK Dance Charts.
Ashley Beedle, a producer who is already well-known to everyone with even a casual interest in house music, is the first to get his hands on the album… He’s been a fan of the band for a long time and enlisted John Turrell’s support with his MAVIS project a few years ago. Ashley was granted complete freedom in selecting which track he wanted to remix, but he knew right away that this was the one on which he could have the most impact.
His distinct and polished funky bassline over a grooving four-to-the-floor kick offers the ideal foundation for analogue synthesizer lines to spiral across the frequency spectrum and string parts to pass your soul.

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Nobody else compares to Smoove & Turrell in terms of creativity.

Smoove & turrell – it ain’t working (official music video

For well over a decade, this young group of virtuosos has been scene-leaders both in the UK and globally, and their distinct brand of gritty northern soul and analogue electronica has set them apart in their own lane for five albums.

Smoove & turrell – it ain’t working

New track ‘It Ain’t Working’ is the latest in an exciting series of releases that builds towards their show-stopping ‘Stratos Bleu’ album, which has been consistently prolific as recording and touring artists.
It’s a song that mixes Chicago house rhythms, warm analog basslines, and John Turrell’s introspective and reflective lyrical material with ease.
His soulful vocal lines float over Smoove’s seasoned, floor-filling production, making for the ideal pairing, and the drum-heavy nature of this track serves as the perfect sonic throwback to their youth.
Trevor Nelson, Giles Peterson, and Craig Charles have all praised them for drawing on the raw dance music they grew up with and adding a soulful touch.
Lyrical themes exploring the influence of life as a traveling artist on one’s mental wellbeing are timely, and there is no one better to discuss these themes than someone of John Turrell’s caliber and experience.
It’s a sound that takes a rose-tinted look back to the glory days of 90’s clubbing, then puts it in a new context with impactful lyrical material as only Smoove & Turrell could… Furthermore, for our enjoyment, here is a pre-lockdown live take on the track from Motorhouse studios!

Smoove & turrell – it ain’t working (sorley remix)

(Tuesday, June 2, 2020) Three musicians got together over a decade ago simply to pursue their passion for music. They had no idea that their creative influence would be amplified in an unforeseen way. Smoove featuring John Turrell was formed when Jonathan Scott Watson (AKA Smoove) teamed up with vocalist John Turrell and keyboardist Mike Porter to create the now-classic “I Can’t Give You Up.” Their infectious style of ‘Northern Soul,’ an indescribable blend of funk and electronica, gradually caught the attention of Jalapeno Records, their new label home. Smoove and Turrel eventually grew their band, and in 2009, they released their full-length debut, Antique Soul. On two occasions, our First Listen stories served as props for this British sextet. …
(Tuesday, June 2, 2020) Three musicians got together over a decade ago simply to pursue their passion for music. They had no idea that their creative influence would be amplified in an unforeseen way. Smoove featuring John Turrell was formed when Jonathan Scott Watson (AKA Smoove) teamed up with vocalist John Turrell and keyboardist Mike Porter to create the now-classic “I Can’t Give You Up.” Their infectious style of ‘Northern Soul,’ an indescribable blend of funk and electronica, gradually caught the attention of Jalapeno Records, their new label home. Smoove and Turrel eventually grew their band, and in 2009, they released their full-length debut, Antique Soul. On two occasions, our First Listen stories served as props for this British sextet.

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