Alle Farben the German producer has taken South African Jeremy Loop’s track Mortal Man and flawlessly turned into a house summer tune. The track is incredibly timely since it has a hopeful message thanks to Loop’s lyricism accompanied by Alle Farben’s signature energetic electronic composition style.
Having sold out a headline show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy as an independent artist last November, playing to his many adoring fans in the UK, today Jeremy shares the first track under his new major record deal, a unique global partnership between Decca, Universal Germany and Universal South Africa. The self-produced single, entitled ‘Mortal Man’, is out now.
Partly inspired by a friend who struggles with addiction, ‘Mortal Man’ strips Jeremy down to acoustic guitar and signature loop pedal, his seductive voice littering a breezy melody with irresistible sunshine-soaked hooks.
Brought up in a surfing village on the outskirts of Cape Town by his South African father and Swiss-born mother, Jeremy Hewitt – as he was then – came to music late. After picking up a guitar for the first time in university, Jeremy’s career has been characterised by constantly breaking through glass ceilings.
A decade ago, just before his career exploded at home, Jeremy co-founded the eco-initiative Greenpop, inspired by the waste and excess he’d seen at sea working as a deckhand on superyachts for two years. Organising a fundraising gig in a Cape Town club with some big local bands, he put himself on the bill as the opening act.
From there, things moved fast. From a local sold-out residency, word got out and live agents and festivals came calling, which led to Jeremy’s single ‘Gold’ being heavily championed by BBC Radio 2. After a decade being an independent artist, turning down label offers on a daily basis, Jeremy has now signed with Decca Records to release the album that will send him supernova.
Jeremy has spent the last six years touring his high-energy live shows, earning him a global army of dedicated fans. Last year, he was invited to a private after party when Ed Sheeran played his first stadium shows in South Africa. The pair hit it off straight away.
“He said I was a better loop artist than he is. Very kind, but not true!” laughs Jeremy. “He suggested we write together. I thought he was joking, but six months later I was in his studio on his Sussex estate and we wrote two absolute bangers, at least one of which will be on the album.”