“I feel rejuvenated, like a brand new artist.” A surprising admission from Eve, the Grammy-award winning musician who’s racked up an impressive list of hits – Let Me Blow Ya Mind, Gangsta Lovin’, Who’s that Girl, Satisfaction, Tambourine – alongside several multi-million selling albums, her own clothing line and a filmography that includes blockbusters such as Barbershop and TV triumph Glee.
Following a move to London with her now husband – the British entrepreneur and founder of the Gumball 3000, Mr. Maximillion Cooper – the newly-wed, Philly native linked with London production & DJ duo Riddim Commission, aka Marco Del Horno and DJ Swerve.
The duo, who are no strangers to working with female rappers, having recently gained notoriety for their stunning, official rework of Iggy Azalea’s smash hit Fancy, are famed for their infectious and inimitable hybrid of House & Grime. On WWYS (Why Would You Stop), Eve’s first release this year, the legendary rapper dips her toe into the world of electronic music for the first time and the results are simply spectacular. Eve. is. back.
“She’s a progressive artist, she knows what’s hot and she’s willing to explore and take risks,” explains DJ Swerve, one half of Riddim Commission.
WWYS (Why Would You Stop) by Riddim Commission, feat. Eve is now available on iTunes, including remixes from Crookers, R3ll, Billy Kenny and Taiki Nulight.
“I’ve never heard Eve do anything like this, but as soon as you hear WWYS, you’re like ‘Why WEREN’T you doing this?!’ Eve, if you’re listening, get back in the studio with the Riddim Commission boys and make more!” – MISTAJAM, BBC RADIO 1XTRA
“Riddim Commission – when these guys join forces, they make anthems.” – MISTAJAM (BBC RADIO 1)
“Things are looking bright for you thanks to Riddim Commission. Welcome our new British overlords.” – THUMP
“Everytime I’m sent a Riddim Commission track I’m rushing to open it up, because I just know it’s going to be a banger!” – TARGET (BBC RADIO 1)
“Huge tunes that explode through your stereo & shake your eardrums to the core.” – HATTIE COLLINS (i-D)
“The supergroup’s beat amalgamates elements of grime, house, jungle & bashment dancehall. Badass!” – MTV
“Another murky grime weapon that’s jagged and harsh. Awesome!” – MIXMAG