Featuring a sample from Rosie Gaines classic ‘Closer Than Close’…‘Closer’ is the smoothly sleek, summer-breezy rnb debut tune, from East London production duo II Dimensionz, cousins Nathan and Jermaine Williams. The track – featuring special guest vocals from Mark Asari and rapper Nick Brewer – is taken from their upcoming debut EP ‘Love From Above’ out this month.
Nathan explains: “We were inspired by Rosie Gaines ‘Closer Than Close’ which is one of our favourite old school tracks…It felt really good to make. We played the drums, the synths and arrangement, then we had Mark and Nick come in, who brought their own flavour to the track.”
“We’re really pleased with the result – adds Jermaine – You can hear the riffs, you hear the old school garage and old school melodies but with the new school – we want to bridge that gap. It’s what II Dimensionz are all about.”
On the 4-track EP ‘Love From Above’ the say…”It was inspired by our passion and love for real musict, (whether that’s 80’s Motown, soul, rare groove or 90’s rnb)…But we also made it during a difficult time when we were losing the family matriarch, our Grandma, who kept everything together and showed nothing but love, and made us feel secure. This EP is us trying to find meaning in our music.”