Fast-rising DJ and producer Westend has unveiled his house-focused remix of ‘Just For The Times’, the latest single from Everyone You Know and Joy Anonymous. Adding a powerful bassline to EYK and Joy Anonymous’ soaring vocals, the euphoric anthem is set to become one of this summer’s biggest dance records heading into festival season.
26 year old New York City native Westend has solidified his status as an artist to watch. Having previously released records across tastemaker labels including Solotoko, Techne, Club Sweat and Insomniac Records, Westend has received consistent support from global power houses such as Diplo, MK, Gorgon City, Claude Von Stroke, Joel Corry and more. His recent disco anthem ‘Keep on Jumpin’ alongside producer CID was released on Lee Foss’s Repopulate Mars, garnering over 1 million streams and peaking at #2 on Beatport’s overall charts for over 4 weeks.
The original of ‘Just For The Times’ is continuing to fly having been playlisted on BBC Radio 1, and spun on Love Island and Rugby League Final. Crafted with the dancefloor in mind, the track has amassed almost 2 million streams and is destined to soundtrack countless post-lockdown club and festival moments, invoking nostalgia and pulling at the heart strings of its listeners with the hook ‘we’re all going through the same thing’.
EYK have had a rapid rise to success in a short space of time, amassing over 55 million worldwide streams, an explosive 15-date sold out UK tour, as well as a UK mainstage festival debut at Reading & Leeds and a stint as UK brand ambassadors for Reebok. Fusing hip hop, garage, dance and punk, the London based duo cite J Dilla, Dr Dre, The Streets, Wu Tang Clan and Kano amongst their musical inspirations. Honing their signature sound, the pair have built a cult following with tracks such as ‘When The Sun Comes Up’, ‘Our Generation’, ‘She Don’t Dance’ and ‘The Drive’. The pair have garnered key tastemaker support along the way from the likes of Annie Mac (headlined AMP at Old Blue Last), Jack Saunders (Radio 1 Maida Vale Session), Steve Lamacq (6Music Session), BBC Introducing, NME, Sunday Times Culture, Complex and The Line of Best Fit positioning themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative new talents to come out of the UK.
Rising producer, writer and vocalist Joy Anonymous has been making waves in the UK scene. Drawing influence from house, garage, disco, Joy has been supported by key tastemakers including Annie Mac,Huw Stevens, Monki, Joe Goddard, and Mistajam. Best known for his notable co-production of the XX’s Remy’s debut single ‘Lifetime’ alongside Fred Again and Jamie XX, 2021 is set to be Joy’s biggest year yet with collaborations set to drop with the likes of Kurupt FM, Mist, Burna Boy, Brittany Howard, George Clinton and more.
Westend’s remix of ‘Just For The Times’ is out now, listen HERE.