Track Premiere: Majestic Minds – ‘Doing This My Own Way’
Emerging dance collaborative project Majestic Minds deliver another much anticipated single, ‘Doing This My Own Way’. Featuring producer Haides and singer-songwriter Marlie the second single from the complementary duo combines Haides’ slick, future-garage beats with Marlie’s smooth, R&B-infused vocals to create an infectious little gem that fits nicely between the likes of Disclosure and Bondax. Talking about the track, the pair elaborates, “We really love this song because it embodies a positive message that is accompanied by an energetic track. Our goal was to make something that was uplifting and motivating whilst trying to keep our sound consistent with our first single. I think we achieved it!”. Hit play to guarantee that instant Friday feeling.
The duo’s working relationship sparked into existence when Haides transformed Marlie’s emotive ballads into an uptempo track. The twist on the song created a buzz, inspiring them to set aside a week to get in the studio to see what they could concoct. Whilst bonding over a mutual love and appreciation for UK dance music they created a fresh batch of ideas, the basis of what would soon become Majestic Minds’ debut EP.
Marlie – aka Charlotte Haining – is a Leeds native and LIPA graduate who has already had successes in the DnB world. As a result, she’s received regular support from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and DJ Mag to name but a few. Her features have also been released on labels such as Ram Records, Monstercat and MTA Records, as well as collaborating with the likes of Hybrid Minds and Friction. Now living in London, she is pursuing her songwriting career, writing for other artists from a range of genres, thus expanding her repertoire even further.
Despite being only 23, Haides – aka Callum Garvey – has been producing music since he was 14. Haides’ production encompasses a range of genres, yet remains infused with his signature synths and melodic vocal chops. Partnered with Marlie’s rich, soulful vocals, the pair have created a contemporary sound, feel-good ambience and a trace of nostalgia. Between them, Haides and Marlie have received praise from the likes of Complex, Magnetic Magazine and Stereofox to name but a few. Haides has also shared bills with the likes of Solomun, Nicole Moudaber, Clive Henry and Loco Dice. With Doing This My Own Way the talented pair prepare to mesmerise further with their infectious blend of UK dance.