We were pretty excited enough upon hearing the exciting announcement recently that good friend Mark Hill and Pete Devereux (the original duo behind Artful Dodger) were returning under their new moniker Original Dodger.
Now though this latest news has made our week even better as we hear the guys are returning with new release ‘Millionaire’ feat. Daecolm x P Money x Davinche, released on One More Tune/Warner Bros amongst a plethora of other music ready to be released also.
The track is the first to be released from their mixtape ‘Soundtrack’ - a collection of eleven new original productions that will be revealed throughout the summer.
Known for pioneering the UKG scene and securing huge crossover success, Original Dodger’s debut single ‘Millionaire’ champions some of the finest UK talent. Joining up with Grime royalty, P Money and upcoming artists Daecolm and Davinche, the track features smooth R&B-infused vocals and flowing rhythmic bars. Layered over jittering 2-step beats and a hefty low-end, ‘Millionaire’ beautifully blends garage and grime together to create an infectious, dynamic melody.
Talking about ‘Millionaire’, Mark Hill says, “Millionaire combines all our favourite elements in one tune, a typical Dodger bass-line and drums with a great Lyrical concept, hook and melodies from Daecolm and Davinche and P. Money tops it all off with an unbelievable flow.”
It was one of the first tracks the duo worked together on, “from the minute Daecolm sung the hook we knew we were onto something. It has a really positive message; be yourself, don’t try to impress people and work hard”, Pete Devereux goes on to say.
Returning at a time where there is a significant appetite for UK influenced sounds, Original Dodger celebrate their notable legacy and bring back their distinctive sound. One of the few artists to create and sustain crossover appeal, the duo are credited for starting Craig David’s career and have influenced the likes of The Streets, Jack Garrett, Ed Sheeran and many others across the pop, grime and house fields.