The composers of digital music known as Cookie Cartel have released their official debut single, “Free Dive.” The single has been bundled with three remixes of the definitive edition, including an extended play version, an extended dance version, and a version edited for play on public radio stations around the world. The single features vocals by acclaimed singer Stef Lang, whose popular LP record, “The Underdog” appeared in May of 2010. An irrefutably infectious digital pop song with elements of chillout, dubstep and house music, “Free Dive” by Cookie Cartel is a single which highlights the many qualities of this undeniable duo based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cookie Cartel cite as main artistic influences such heroes of the digital scene as Zedd, BT, ATB, and Disclosure. As might be expected, their own sound mirrors many of the best qualities of the artists on this list, yet their overall style has its basis in their own music histories.
Cookie Cartel is the stage name of Mary Ancheta and Dan Kearley, who write and produce songs under the name Cookie Cartel which feature various guest vocalists on their tracks. They have been collaborating since 2013, when they began sending sound files to and from one another between Vancouver and the Maldives at that time. They have said that their new single, “Free Dive,” was first inspired by a trip to the Maldive Islands.
Keyboardist and lyricist Mary Ancheta was first part of the popular and jazzy electronica group, Transientworld, who placed as finalists for two consecutive years in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for electronic music. Ancheta has licensed over 50 film and television placements for her music.
Multi-instrumentalist Dan Kearly is best known for his role in Sekoya, the sound of which the Victoria Jazz Society describes as an “iconoclastic blend of jazz, house, soul, spoken word, hip-hop, and bebop with a fresh touch of funk!” The Society goes on to note that “Sekoya’s debut album garnered rave reviews from Miami to London, resulting in a Canadian Juno nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist.” Kearley has composed beats for heavy metal bands Strapping Young Lad and Lamb of God, and has completed remixes for BT.
The remixes of “Free Dive” have been orchestrated by DJ Hoàng Anh (Vietnam Producer), DJ Hunt (Producer, DJ on Queen Latifah Show), and Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas (Producer, Mute Math Bassist).
“Free Dive” by Cookie Cartel is available online worldwide beginning August 23, 2014.
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