UK duo Deepest Blue debuted with a self titled track and then they just gave it away!
Producers Matt Schwartz and Joel Edwards joined forces in 2002 to form the duo Deepest Blue. Schwartz had previously worked with Massive Attack and Wamdue Project on both chart topping albums and singles in the UK, while Edwards worked with dance artists Namdam and Ed Case before forming Deepest Blue. The pair released their self-titled debut single in July 2003, which reached No.7 on the singles chart and No.5 on the dance chart as well as being a hit in many countires across mainland Europe.
Their follow up, “Give It Away”, followed suit in February 2004, reaching No.9 in the UK singles chart and No.6 on the dance chart as well as being a top ten hit in Ireland and on the Scottish singles chart. A third single, “Is It A Sin?” came in May which made the top 30 on the UK singles chart, prior to the release of their debut album, “Until September” the following month. The album made the top thirty and has sold over 70,000 copies in the UK. One further single was released, “Shooting Star”, but this flopped. After a new single, “Miracle”, in 2008, which also never charted, Matt and Joel parted ways.
Schwartz went on to work as a successful songwriter with the likes of Olly Murs (“A Million More Years”), Kylie (“Timebomb”) and Conor Maynard & Ne Yo’s 2012 hit “Turn Around”. Edwards went on to also successful write and produce tracks with Chicane, Melanie C, Saving Aimee and Freemasons. In 2020, however, Deepest Blue reformed and a new version of “Give It Away” has been released with prolific Russian production team Filatov & Karas, and it’s not too bad either, preserving the atmosphere of the original while adding their own stamp to it. See for yourself…
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