Premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 while still on white label, Ten Ven’s ‘Just About’ has now been signed to Positiva/Virgin EMI and will be available from 27 July.
An uplifting disco house jam, ‘Just About’ is the work of Ten Ven (aka Tom Neville), who introduced elements of house and electronic music to Dua Lipa’s sound. The British producer, still anonymous at the time, first stepped out of the underground to produce two tracks (and work on several more) on Dua Lipa’s eponymous debut album back in 2017. Sporting similar crossover appeal, ‘Just About’ – with its earworm vocal, fluttering synthlines, and retro piano hook – blends classic and contemporary house tropes with a bassline that confidently projects ‘summer anthem’.
Major support for Ten Ven’s productions (Honshu Wolf EP, ‘Turn It Up’), has come from Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Pete Tong, and DJ Target, along with industry heavyweights such as Solomun, Sasha, Skream, Gorgon City, Camelphat, Joris Voorn, Monki, Groove Armada, MJ Cole, Mixmag, Clash, Red Bull UK, Dancing Astronaut, and beyond.
With influences ranging from Chicago house and French disco, to electro and beyond, Neville first made a name for himself – at least under this guise – with releases on labels such as Greco-Roman, Noir, Partyfine, MTA, Weapons, Shadow Child’s Food, and his own imprint, When I Met You. Ten Ven’s last single ‘Otic’, a collaboration with Alex Metric, was released via Anjunadeep and hit No.1 on the Cool Cuts chart; and the pair’s follow-up is already a key part of Solomun’s current DJ sets.
Now signed to Positiva/Virgin EMI and armed with the summer’s hottest dance anthem, Ten Ven is at last ready to break cover. Remixes for ‘Just About’ will be announced soon.