The 'More Energy/I Need It' EP will be out on Four Thirty Two on 23 April
Richy Ahmed and Jamie Jones are two of the biggest names in house and tech-house right now. Unsurprising, then, that the two DJs have crossed paths many times: releasing tracks on each other's labels, playing B2B sets at festivals, remixing each others' tracks and collaborating on various projects in the studio.
But until now, there's never been an official joint production. That will change on 23 April, when Ahmed's Four Thirty Two label release More Energy / I Need It, which is credited simply to Richy Ahmed & Jamie Jones. The A-side, More Energy, is a dark, bass-y tech-house groove, while the B's I Need It has a more traditional US house feel – definite echoes of early 90s Strictly Rhythm here – and comes complete with remixes from Butch and Ray Mono.
You can catch Jamie Jones in action at Manchester's Parklife festival on 11/12 September, while as recently reported, Ahmed will headline boutique Essex festival ZENfest the week before (4 September).