Today, we proudly present a new stellar release from Point Blank’s Funk Cartel and the legendary soul singer, Ultra Naté: ‘Supernatural’.
‘Supernatural’ is here and provides the club-ready energy we all needed for the re-opening of the music industry’s nightlife. Featuring hooky basslines, shuffling beats and slick melodies, coupled with Ultra Naté’s iconic, super-soulful vocals, ‘Supernatural’ is destined to become a summer anthem. The new track was released by Skint Records, home to some of the most dominant forces in dance music, including Fatboy Slim, Maya Jane Coles, Róisín Murphy, Hercules & Love Affair, Sailor & I, Jacob Plant, Toydrum and others. Originally signed to our in-house record label, Point Blank Recordings, the new track was picked up by our friends over at BMG and licensed to the industry powerhouse.
Stream Funk Cartel x Ultra Naté’s ‘Supernatural’ below or listen via your streaming platform of choice here.
It was Kwame Kwaten, Point Blank’s in-house A&R Director and Student Mentor, who hooked Funk Cartel up with the legendary singer Ultra Naté. This opportunity came to fruition during a PB mentoring session with the duo, which was then solidified by Point Blank/Point Blank Recordings introducing the two musical parties, setting up studio time for the artists to work on music together and then finally, negotiating a licensing deal with the mighty BMG to have the track released on their world-class label. Kwame plays an integral part of a student’s journey at Point Blank, providing them with priceless industry insights, 1-2-1 sessions, musical connections and more. Learn more about Kwame Kwaten and his work with Point Blank and our students here.
In addition to its release on all streaming platforms, ‘Supernatural’ has arrived accompanied by its own hypnotizing visual. Check out the official music video below.
Best known for her track ‘Free’, Ultra Naté’s perpetual presence in dance music, and her ability to adapt to a variety of sounds, has certified her as a musical icon. Since beginning her career in the early 90s, she has released nine studio LPs and still travels the globe performing live for a variety of audiences. Now, thanks to Point Blank’s industry connections, she has teamed up with two PB students, the DJ/producer duo Funk Cartel, for a brand new club anthem.
Funk Cartel, which consists of brothers ‘Blame Rory’ and ‘Kimono Cam’, are championed for their rave ready flavours, which bring life and soul to the underground sound. The brothers believe that house music has the ability to bring people together like no other and that their purpose is to share this message – and their latest single with Ultra Naté is no exception.
Speaking about the track, Ultra Naté explains: “Supernatural’ is being released at a moment when the world needs this kind of energy and departure from the difficulty we’ve endured in isolation. For me, ‘Supernatural’ has a sing-a-longable quality that lifts the spirits and welcomes everyone back to the dance floor with open arms.”
Echoing Ultra Naté’s sentiments about creating an uplifting track, Funk Cartel said: “The backing track to Supernatural played an influential role in the start of our career and to have the legend that is Ultra Naté grace it with her vocals only makes it more special to us as a record. We hope the track spreads positivity to everyone that hears it bringing happiness as we start to come back together this year.”
Our A&R Director and head of Ferocious Talent, Kwame Kwaten, is always on the hunt for new exciting emerging artists to join our Point Blank Recordings roster. So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to have your music signed to Point Blank Recordings be sure to send your demos to [email protected].
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