Ultra Naté, who is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of her smash crossover hit “Free,” has joined forces with house DJ/producer Quentin Harris in Black Stereo Faith, a new collaborative project.
Both artists bring to the table years of experience making music for the dance floor. However, they say their upcoming debut album out on July 9 brandishes an array of musical influences.
Obligatory press release gush from Ultra Naté: “I think the most important thing to us was to not limit or restrain ourselves with worries over where music is at this particular moment. When we were putting the initial ideas together I would just fish through everything and anything I liked as a jump off point. Pink Floyd, Pointer Sisters, Nine Inch Nails, Madonna, Timbaland, Chic, Tammi Terrell, Eurythmics, The Go-Go’s, Fleetwood Mac, Frankie Knuckles, The Stones, Kate Bush, Earth, Wind and Fire, Sinead O’Connor, Soft Cell, anything that moved me. The great thing about Quentin and what we were doing is that he was open and excited about all of it – no matter how quirky and left of center the idea. I think most listeners are music lovers and open to whatever makes them feel.”
Obligatory press release gush from Quentin Harris: “From the moment we started we had no rules with the kind of music we were making on this record. I didn’t feel any kind of pressure to make things this way or that way. We made whatever we were inspired by. Even with all the different genres we touch on from song to song, if you listen to Black Stereo Faith cohesively it all makes sense together. It’s all encompassing of dance music from rock to disco to urban. It’s not a one-trick pony.”
Black Stereo Faith will make its DJ debut on Saturday, July 8 at Silent Disco at Lincoln Center NYC for Midsummer Night Swing: Nu Disco Edition.
Ultra Naté & Quentin Harris as Black Stereo Faith Tracklisting:
I’m Too Sexy (Touch This Skin)
Taking Me High
Lil Miss Baby
Luv 2 Bee
Give It 2 U
All The Money