Just Usduo Steven Lee and Carl Kennedy have spent the last decade touring the biggest clubs across the globe with residencies in Ibiza, Bangkok, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Las Vegas and New York. The duo first started producing music together while performing residencies in Ibiza, and their revamp of Kate Bush’s ‘Cloudbusting’ (then titled ‘Everytime It Rains’) was premiered by Pete Tong at the Radio 1 live event at Ushuaïa last summer.
It almost immediately exploded, earning Hottest Record In The World from Annie Mac, Danny Howard’s Future Anthem, a Radio 1 Dance Chart #1 and a Top 5 placing in Shazam’s UK Future Hits Chart – all as an unsigned white label. It soon hit a massive mainstream audience too when Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and Greg James started playing it on their daytime shows.
Now ‘Cloudbusting’ is set for a full international release on February 10th, courtesy of FFRR. It’s an instant dancefloor anthem with its blend of alluring strings, emotive vocals and hypnotic bass all bound together with Just Us’s global house sound.
If you’ve been on the dancefloor at Space, Privilege, Café Mambo, Ushuaïa or Amnesia in Ibiza; One Love in Sydney; Marquee in New York or Las Vegas; or any of the legendary Pachas around the world, you most likely danced to one of Steven Lee or Carl Kennedy’s carefully crafted DJ sets.
The two DJ/producers announced themselves on the scene with a slew of defining records. Released under his Lee-Cabrera guise, Steven Lee’s smash hit ‘Shake It (Move A Little Closer)’ became a UK Top 10 hit and generated numerous peak chart positions around the world. Carl Kennedy’s most notable breakout tunes were ‘The Love You Bring Me’ on house legend Roger Sanchez's Stealth imprint and the classic ‘Ride The Storm’ featuring Roachford. Both tracks, just like ‘Shake It (Move A Little Closer)’, earned Essential New Tune accolades from Radio 1’s Pete Tong.
In the subsequent years both Lee and Kennedy kept up a steady stream of solo releases across such notable imprints as Spinnin’, Armada, Ministry Of Sound, Toolroom, CR2 and Pacha. Both maintained a busy international DJ schedule with sets at the world’s biggest festivals including Ultra, Future Music, Stereosonic, Liberty and numerous others whilst populating influential buzz charts and radio playlists with their production output.
StevenLee is a native of New York and as a teenager joined the legendary Strictly Rhythm label, both as an employee and as an artist. Originally from Birmingham and now based in New York, Carl Kennedy is the co-creator of the infamous GBH (Great British House) parties which continue to this day.