Electronic music stars Sub Focus and Wilkinson return with their brand new single ‘Just Hold On’, out today.
Two globally renowned artists in their own right with over 6 million combined record sales, ‘Just Hold On’ sees Sub Focus and Wilkinson taking their sound into an expansive new direction. Featuring live drums played by Wilkinson and live strings, the euphoric breakbeat-heavy track is complimented by soaring diva vocals courtesy of Vula Malinga of Basement Jaxx with a bitter sweet lyric that has added poignancy in these uncertain times.
The single is the second of a long form collaborative album project between the two artists called ‘Portals’ taking their styles in a more expansive and experimental direction, inspired by the likes of Jon Hopkins, Bonobo and Bicep. Looking to incorporate real instruments and more depth into their corner of the electronic music world, the pair last year retreated to Real World Studios for a full month – the legendary space owned by Peter Gabriel. In this iconic studio, Sub Focus and Wilkinson built the foundations of this new collaborative project which will undoubtedly become a genre defining moment.
The first fruits of their partnership spawned ‘Illuminate’ in 2019 which featured on BBC Radio 1’s playlist for five weeks. Having performed live together in the last year at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, EDC Las Vegas, Warehouse Project and Glastonbury, the duo have become synonymous with festival anthems and headline performances.
Continuing with their creative collaboration, ‘Just Hold On’ again sees Sub Focus and Wilkinson raise the bar once more, in a way that’s as unexpected as it is superb.
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