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  • Writer's pictureHarriett Dolphin


Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Arielle Free

Popular BBC Radio 1 Dance and R1 Early Breakfast host Arielle Free has unveiled her latest feel-good single 'Technicolour Kenny,' featuring the iconic vocals of Jake Shears, simultaneously announcing the launch of her new house imprint, Free Your Mind.

Arielle Free, hailing from Glasgow, has swiftly risen through the ranks of the music industry. From her early days at Ministry of Sound Radio to her current roles as BBC Radio 1's Early Breakfast host and the face of daytime Radio 1 Dance, she has become one of the UK's leading tastemakers. Not only does Free excel as a broadcasting talent, but she has also made a name for herself on the club and festival circuit with standout performances at renowned venues and events such as Printworks, Creamfields, Parklife, Glastonbury, Lovebox, and TRNSMT.

While some liken her to 'the Scottish Annie Mac' due to her impressive dance music credentials, Arielle Free has been steadily carving her own unique path in the industry. In 2022, she made her producer debut with a series of celebrated releases, including the infectious banger 'You Can't Stop Me' on Eats Everything's Edible label, showcasing her versatility and creativity as a multifaceted artist. Now, with the launch of Free Your Mind, she adds 'label boss' to her ever-growing list of accomplishments, solidifying her position as one of the most exciting figures in music.

Free Your Mind is not only a label but also a club night that focuses on uplifting, feel-good house music from producers across the dance and electronic spectrum. The imprint has already lined up future releases from artists such as Jenn Getz & Alfie, Toriah, and Tiffany Cornish. To kickstart the label in style, Arielle Free treats listeners to a massive slice of summery disco house with her single 'Technicolour Kenny.' Sampling Kenny Loggins' 1977 track 'I Believe in Love,' Free enlists the legendary Jake Shears - known for his work with the Scissor Sisters - to deliver an irresistible, hands-in-air anthem guaranteed to put smiles on faces from Block9 to Ibiza.

'Technicolour Kenny' is a track with its own captivating story, rooted in love, joy, and new beginnings. It serves as a perfect introduction to the uplifting ethos of the Free Your Mind imprint and embodies the essential summer vibes from this influential UK talent. Fans can expect plenty more dancefloor fire throughout 2023 and beyond as Arielle Free continues to showcase her passion for uplifting house music.
"'Technicolour' was the first track I ever made. I fell in love with the original after hearing it on a US Radio station on the way to my brother's wedding... With the vocals now being provided by the incredible Jake Shears, it's finally here and made for the summer sunshine!"

She expresses her aspirations for Free Your Mind as both a record label and a club night, aiming to provide a supportive home for house and electronic producers from diverse backgrounds. The imprint will focus on feel-good, uplifting house, with upcoming releases featuring talented female producers.

With the launch of Free Your Mind, Arielle Free celebrates a significant milestone in her career. As she debuts her own record label and continues to champion the music she loves, 'Technicolour Kenny' stands as a testament to her dedication and passion.



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