London songwriter/producer Jimmy Napes had his name attached to projects from Disclosure, Mary J. Blige, Jessie Ware, Clean Bandit and Sam Smith over the past year. Essentially my entire 2014. Though FADER did an excellent profile of the talented musician in October, it is about time he stepped into the spotlight. “Give It Up” is Napes’ first single from his pending EP, Making Of Me, and you can certainly hear the earworm potential of his debut. Napes pines for a love with distorted vocals over a stuttering electronic production that would line up nicely with “Rather Be”, “Voices” and his other classic collaborations.
Stream “Give It Up” below and be on the look out for the Making Of Me EP on March 9th.
BONUS: Together ft Disclosure, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes and Nile Rogers