London-Based Duo Soda State Deliver Their Future Nostalgia Sound On Their Remix Of Owen Westlake’s ‘So Much Love’ ‘So Much Love’ Has Amassed Over 7.5 Million Global Streams, Sound Tracking The UK’s Summer With An Addition To BBC Radio 1’s B-List
FFRR Owen Westlake – ‘So Much Love’ (Soda State Remix) Out Now
Owen Westlake is already well on the way to becoming an established hit maker, the London based producer and DJ has now sensationally and some could argue randomly propelled into the spotlight by of British footballs biggest names, Steven Gerrard.
After his 2016 track ‘So Much Love’ appeared on a viral video posted by Rangers F.C. manager Steven Gerrard, sound tracking his journey into the stadium to celebrate the title win earning himself a place in Rangers’ footballing folklore. Since then Owen’s track was picked up for re-release by FFRR Music and also received remix treatment from rising star Jess Bays. He now looks towards welcoming digital avatar duo, Soda State for their synth pop take on the original out today via FFRR.
Brought back into consciousness, ‘So Much Love’ held #1 on UK Spotify Viral Chart for 4 weeks and is currently #22 in the Shazam chart, as well as making gains in the iTunes Dance Chart at #9. In addition, Owen’s original has so far picked up an incredible 7.5 Million global streams to date, as the track has been added to Radio 1’s B-List in addition to Kiss FM, Fresh & Dance plus Capital Dance’s playlist. With the record now showing its true potential, Owen Westlake’s hidden gem continues to soundtrack the summer.
Consisting of Mike ‘M’ Ridley and Sam Tracie, Soda State take heavy influence from the sounds of French House, citing iconic acts like Daft Punk, M83 and Duke Dumont’s Ocean Drive as driving forces behind their lush sounding synth-wave style. Incorporating further sounds from artists such as Digitalism, Cassisus, Boys Noize and Gesaffelstiein the duo have created their own imitable sound. Projecting this future nostalgia sound on to Owen Westlake’s ‘So Much Love’, they take you into their ‘Soda State of Mind’ with their remix.
Owen Westlake has been immersed in music all his life, from early inspirations such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Red Hot Chilli Pepper to his electronic music influences coming in the form of Massive Attack and The Chemical Brothers. Winning a Beatport competition for a remix of trance legend Tiesto, brought him his first success as an electronic music producer, the same remix also appeared on an episode of US TV drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Fast forward to 2016, Owen has released two records ‘What I’m Gonna Do’ and ‘So Much Love’, both of the piano driven tracks picking up support from Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Mac and Danny Howard. Now sensationally, ‘So Much Love’ has re-emerged, thanks to a viral video from football star Steven Gerrard. As Gerrard drove into Rangers home ground, Ibrox he was met by thousands of adorning fans to celebrate their monumental title win. Playing through Gerrard’s car stereo that day, was Westlake’s track and unbeknown to him the track had caught the attention of the world.
Owen Westlake’s ‘So Much Love’ (Soda State Remix) is available now via FFRR.