RAPHAELLA RETURNS WITH BOUNCY DEEP HOUSE SOLO ANTHEM ‘HOLLA AT ME’
House music icon and multi-faceted music artist Raphaella is back and better than ever with her latest solo release, ‘Holla At Me’, a club-ready deep house anthem with elements of tech house weaved in.
With a whole host of star-studded collaborations under her belt already, writer, producer and vocal specialist Raphaella presents her first fully solo production ‘Holla At Me’, to announce her return! With a steady momentum behind her already this year from releases like ‘Allo Allo’ with Martin Solveig and ‘Hide & Seek’ with Nightlapse, Raphaella aims to capitalise on the opportunity by dropping this summery deep house floorfiller, complete with funky interpolation of TLC’s classic ‘No Scrubs’. Raphaella cleverly plays with the original lyrics to make the song empowering, uplifting and, above all, dancefloor-ready!
“‘Holla At Me’ is an interpolation of one of my favourite 90s songs ‘No Scrubs’ by TLC. I started making the beat one afternoon and while I was trying to write the topline I couldn’t help but singing the chorus over the top & quickly became obsessed. I thought it could be really fun to turn it on its head and do a positive, empowered version from my point of view – I have my own brand-new ride, my own place & he can come & holla at me if he wants, anytime because I think he’s kinda nice. I’m half Persian and that always comes through my productions & writing in different ways, like finding a weird but interesting synth or vocal sound, so for this track I decided to layer up a mixture of analogue synths & drum samplers (I love analogue and have loads of synths including a Prophet 06, Juno 106 & lots of mini Korg samplers), & finished off the mix with Mark Ralph one of my favourite collaborators.” – Raphaella on the production of ‘Holla At Me’
Raphaella is no stranger to the spotlight; in whatever capacity it may be. From soundtracking a Jaguar advert, being made Hottest Record of the Week at Radio 1 or working with the biggest and best DJs from around the world, there is no stopping Raphaella on the run she is on right now! Her prior collaborations include Rudimental, Little Mix, MNEK, Armin Van Buuren, MK, Gorgon City, Sonny Fodera, Martin Garrix and has penned hit singles for the likes Galantis and Icona Pop. However, Raphaella is back, better than ever and feeling full of inspiration from her collaborations with MK, D.O.D, Sonny Fodera, Martin Solveig and now she is releasing her first solo track solely produced by her!
Check out Raphaella’s newest hit, ‘Holla At Me,’ when it releases on 29th September!