Zhana Roiya owned last summer with “Lick Me Up,” her #1 Billboard smash produced by Tony Moran and Dani Toro.
Now that outside temps are once again rising, the independent diva is back to raise temps on the dancefoor. Her new track, “U Sexy Mutha U,” is a high energy retro pop record infused with gospel house. This time she teams with the dynamite house music production duo Barry Huffine and Stevie F.
“I drew inspiration (for 'U Sexy Mutha U') from KC and the Sunshine band for the track,” Roiya explains. “I’ve always loved how they made songs that made ya stop what you were doing with a hypnotic and infectious hook. I wanted to capture that essence in the song.”
For their part, Barry Huffine and Stevie F were inspired by pure horniness. “There’s a time in everyone’s life where their eye catches someone with a crazy sex appeal that really revs up their motor; someone they can’t stop thinking about who they want to be with,” explains Stevie. “We wanted a song anyone could relate to."
They also knew they wanted Zhana Roiya on the track. “Everyone in the Dance Music scene knows how she’s able to deliver a lead vocal that’s on point with sweet harmonies that are simply amazing," Huffine remarks.
Ask and ye shall receive. Zhana Roiya’s soaring vocals turn “U Sexy Mutha U” into an anthem that club fans will want to sing at the top of their lungs, simply because it feels good to do so. The song stirs a wide array of emotions from silliness to sexiness. It is hopeful yet, at the same time, takes no prisoners.
There are also a slew of remixes in various genres for pretty much every different type of dance floor, from Deep House to Tech House, EDM, Nu-Disco, and Circuit. Remixers include 17-time Billboard Dance #1 remixers Division 4 and Matt Consola (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani), 15-time Billboard Dance #1 remixers Dirty Disco (David Bowie, Smash Mouth, Clean Bandit), Bearlin Records super producer Jose Spinnin Cortes (Offer Nissim, Amuka, Suzanne Palmer), London-based Circuit mega producer and label owner GSP, and former Paisley Park/Prince engineer turned producer Larry Peace.
Nu Disco award winner Lucius Lowe, Spain’s Italo-Iberican pioneer OBTUS (aka Julián Guarque) and DJ/remixers Max Grandon, Guy DeGiacinto and the team of Alberto Ponzo & Fabio Campos provide remixes as well.
“Clubs need a song like ‘U Sexy Mutha U’ right now because global current affairs are so dark and bleak,” says Matt Consola of Swishcraft Music, the independent label distributing the track. “All this division is taking a toll. We need uplifting music we can escape into. Like the great Inaya Day says, sometimes you need to 'Take Your Problems to The Dance Floor'.
For more information, visit Swishcraftmusic.com.