‘A Safe And Happy Place’ is the lead single from Powerdance’s debut album. Included in The Guardian’s Best Albums of 2017 and described by them as “smart and funny without being cynical, varied but coherent, experimental without losing sight of the dancefloor, euphoric but subtle”, the album was originally self-released on vinyl in 2017. It now gets the attention it deserves with a full upcoming release on Classic Music Company. ‘A Safe And Happy Place’, a soft-hued, acid-streaked disco shuffle, was written by Powerdance orchestrator Luke Solomon with long-time collaborators Lance Desardi and Terry Grant alongside Chicago-born producer Nick Maurer and features Terry, Nick and Fi McCluskey on vocals.
With the help of Sam Finn, the East Creative Agency, Glyn Fussell and Jamie Tagg, Powerdance made a short film for ‘A Safe And Happy Place’, featuring the wonderfully talented Ted Rogers, some of the Sink The Pink family and Savage.
“Powerdance has been without a doubt, one of the most involved things I have ever worked on. The idea was to create a studio band made up of like minded souls. To reference back to a time when people invested time, energy and money back into music. To capture all the moments of dance music that took things back to its grass roots which is ultimately about dancing and having fun.” LUKE SOLOMON
Luke Solomon’s influence stretches far and wide across a scene that's been embedded in his DNA since the early 90s. The renaissance of Classic Music Company in recent times has brought one of the UK's most dedicated and intriguing artists to new audiences, his fingerprints remaining indelibly imprinted on house music. Luke continues to run Classic, A&R for Defected and more recently be involved in 4 To The Floor, a label celebrating some of dance music history’s legendary labels including Movin’, Nu Groove, Fourth Floor and more. His tireless dedication to music and nightlife is palpable in his pumping sets, featuring the best wonky beats and rare house grooves mixed with his signature intuitive energy.
His latest forward-thinking project, Powerdance, is a collective that also includes Nick Maurer, Lance Desardi, Terry Grant, Al Doyle (Hot Chip), Alinka Ratner, Shaun J. Wright, Danny Ward, Martin Radford, James Duncan, Amy Douglas, Fi McCluskey and Jonny Rock.