Jack Kelly & PS1 create deep house magic on ‘After Dark’

PS1, Jack Kelly & Bertie Scott

New York City native and hitmaking producer PS1 joins forces with rising Belfast talent Jack Kelly on the emotive deep house cut, ‘After Dark’. Released on their label and management home, Perfect Havoc, ‘After Dark’ features the sublime vocals and writing talents of BBC Introducing “one to watch”, Bertie Scott and is altogether a stunning piece of work. Check it out below.

Starting out aged just 15, the Belfast-born music producer Jack Kelly began his journey by remixing the hits of the moment and uploading them to Soundcloud. Fast forward to the present and Kelly has coined his own distinct sound; a modern and futuristic style of deep house music, coupled with melodic lines and indelible toplines. Success came with singles ‘Backwards’ and ‘Driving’, earning him fans in Nicky Romero, R3HAB and Sam Feldt, and radio support from BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM. Most recently, his debut on acclaimed label Selected, ‘Into The Bloom’ with Tobtok, crashed the 3.5million streams barrier, pushing Kelly further on the trajectory to becoming his nation’s brightest rising star.

PS1, also known as Peter Conigliaro, experienced a remarkable ascent in his music career. He made history with his debut single ‘Fake Friends (feat Alex Hosking)’ on Perfect Havoc in 2020, as the sole debut artist release in the UK tosecure A-list placements on Radio 1, KISS, and Capital, going on to chart at No.19 in the UK Official Charts. This infectious vocal house track set the stage for a series of high-quality singles, including ‘Life Goes On’ which achieved BPI Silver status, plus releases on Sony, Spinnin’ and Selected. With over 62m global streams and club residencies across the States, PS1 has also gone on to collaborate with Mistajam and Digital Farm Animals, and remix for Elton John & Dua Lipa, Nathan Dawe & KSI, and Becky Hill.

Jack Kelly

For alt-pop artist and producer Bertie Scott, he’s no stranger to working alongside Jack Kelly having appeared on Kelly’s 2023 single ‘Backwards’ on Perfect Havoc. Described by BBC Introducing as “electro-pop with hooks you’ll be remembering for weeks”, Bertie Scott clocked over 34 million Spotify streams in just one year with releases via Ultra, Monstercat, and the Nitro/Sony released ‘Whistle’; Scott’s fresh take on Flo Rida’s hit alongside Laidback Luke and Tribbs. With support from Martin Garrix, KSHMR and Don Diablo, and more exciting collabs in the pipeline, the Bertie Scott sound looks to keep on spreading.

Together this trio have created some dance music magic on ‘After Dark’. Its minimal, pulsating rhythm is captivating from the very opening as Bertie Scott’s vocals take centre stage. It pushes forward with a slow and hypnotic beat, gently building up the smooth grooves into a beautifully constructed deep house arrangement, like only Jack Kelly knows how.

There’s lots more in the pipeline from Perfect Havoc for the rest of the year with tracks landing from P.O.U & Scott Forshaw, Tobtok & Oliver Nelson and much more. Now in its 9th year, Perfect Havoc continues to push the envelope of crossover house music and to build on over 10 billion global streams, six UK Top 20 singles and multiple platinum, gold, and silver awards.

Jack Kelly x PS1 ‘After Dark (feat. Bertie Scott)’ is out now on Perfect Havoc. Download/stream here: https://perfecthavoc.lnk.to/after.dark

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