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Olivia Stock
18 March 2024, 10:16

Premiere: Ell Murphy ‘Pressure’

London’s Ell Murphy touches down on her Jucey Tunes imprint with a suite of ’90s-infused house meets sunny UKG

Photo of Ell Murphy posing with her tattooed arms above her head while wearing a black t-shirt
Credit: Alice Palm

Ell Murphy is releasing a new single, titled ‘Pressure’, later this week via her own Jucey Tunes label. Have an exclusive first listen to the track below.

Having flexed her proclivity for bouncy club sounds on recent collabs with TSHA, Guilia Tess, and Y U QT, the London-based DJ, producer and vocalist returns to her own imprint with a suite of ’90s-infused house meets sunny UKG. Inspired by the classic club sounds that she grew up with, the four-track project features the previously released singles ‘Good2Me’ and ‘Emotional’, alongside final heater ‘Pressure’ which lands this Friday.

Bright, balmy and loaded with unabashedly large emotions, here, Ell’s signature soulful vocals glide over a bouncy bassline and slap-happy snares that capture the essence of golden-era ’90s house and garage. Topped off with lashings of sun-drenched synth, ‘Pressure’ is a no-brainer for festival record bags this summer.

“I wanted to channel that classic 90s dance sound that inspires me so much, and create something that felt timeless, with big vocals & lots of character,” Ell, who recently started playing alongside Mixtress under the Babes Inc alias, shared on the single.

“I wrote the track in one evening session with [London-based producer] Gemi – with our creative click in the studio we write really quickly together and he totally understands what I want to achieve with my music,” she added.

“[The track] is about that feeling of undeniable chemistry rising between two people when you can just feel the tension growing and I really wanted to convey that feeling in the vocal.”

Having recently supported Ewan McVicar at his sold-out Village Underground show in London, Ell is also making waves on the DJ circuit. Catch the singing selector performing at Outlook Origins, Elrow and Shall Not Fade this summer – and stay tuned for details of her forthcoming UK tour.

‘Pressure’ is out 22nd March via Jucey Tunes. Pre-save the track here, and have an exclusive first listen below.