Eli Brown Finds Heavy House Bliss With Mary J. Blige Sample on 'Searching for Someone': Exclusive

Koury Angelo
Eli Brown

Who doesn't want to rock with Mary J. Blige? She's the queen of '90s and 2000s R&B soul, a modern woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go get it. Bristol-based DJ and producer Eli Brown, meanwhile, is a master of groove and rhythm, and for his latest release, he grabs a hot line from the singer's 1992 hit "Real Love" to make steamy club magic.

"This track was something I originally made as a DJ tool simply for my own DJ sets," Brown tells Billboard Dance. "I didn't feel it was a single, but I played it on BBC Radio 1 a few months ago, and the reaction was incredible, so it felt right to put it out."

"Searching for Someone" is Side A of a double-track release. It's paired with a darker, deep house groove called "Devoshun." The full release is out everywhere on Repopulate Mars Friday, but you can stomp into the soulful groove of "Searching for Someone" a day ahead of schedule, exclusively on Billboard Dance.


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