Positiva Records, a legendary and pioneering UK dance label, has been at the forefront of the global scene via London for nearly thirty years, with a legendary catalog that includes some of the world’s most memorable releases. Eli & Fur, a singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ duo, are one of the legendary label’s brand new signings for 2021, with a series of new material set to drop via the imprint throughout the year. Eli & Fur batten down the hatches for yet another monolithic project, fresh off collaborations with Camelphat and Danny Howard.
The first in the series, set for release on April 16th, sees Eli and Fur enlist the help of long-time friends, allies, and peers Disciples for their first fully collaborative release, ‘The Pressure.’
The listener is immediately immersed in Disciples and Eli & Fur’s experimental new world of depth-charged vocals and sub-aquatic sound design – ‘The Pressure’ is a project that has been masterminded throughout the global pandemic and is eagerly awaiting release as we return to normalcy.
A combination of both ours and Disciples’ sound which we feel is really special. It falls somewhere in between a track that makes you want to get up and dance as well as retaining that emotive and ethereal sound we feel is so important for any track we release. For us it is about being all consumed by love and all the positive and negative that comes with that. – Eli & Fur
It’s easy to hear Disciples x Eli & Fur’s impressive collective production knowledge at work here – their distinct and unique sounds have been married together with masterful effect while retaining each other’s signature tonality.
We’re so excited to be dropping this track… Eli and Fur are like sisters to us. We met about 5/6 years ago in Newcastle at Club Digital and the connection has stayed real ever since. It’s funny, despite knowing each other for all that time we had never officially spoken about collaborating – it’s always just been us joking around when we do link up, so it’s so exciting to to finally get to do this and go back to back vocally and production wise. This one felt really special from the jump – Luke, Disciples
Across the deep spectrum of body-moving synths and steadfast drum work, waves of shimmering pads lap through the mix like an ocean tide. Both parties provided the original vocal accompaniment, and Eli & Fur’s call and response style vocal arrangement effortlessly parallels the sonant recordings provided by Disciples.
The track has a lifelike rise and fall, with a sea-spray of FX carrying the arrangement to a crescendo for a final downpour of house music euphoria.Eli & Fur‘s versatility never ceases to impress even the most casual listener, and their collaboration with Disciples is greeted with open arms and untold dancefloor elation.