PREMIERE: Mel & Kim – Bad Man | Dala Records

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June 14, 2018 by nigelgentry

Music for Modern Living is proud to bring you the Worldwide Premiere of the brand new single from Mel & Kim on Brooklyn based record label Dala Records.

Mel & Kim are the brand new signing to Dala Records, a record label that are going from strength to strength with every release. The ethos of the label, much like its counterpart Daptone Records, is to produce music with an authentic sixties sound but with a modern edge.

Mel Johnston and Kim Foxen are exceptionally versatile vocalists having sung almost every genre between them. Everything from blues, soul, R&B, rock, jazz, folk and opera! There’s no question that this duo can sing.

This collaboration came about after a chance meeting between Dala Records founder Billy Aukstik and Kim. While performing together in the band Paul & The Tall Trees. Billy invited Mel & Kim to his recording studio to workshop a protest song he had been working on with fellow songwriter Steve Garvin … and the result is their debut single “Bad Man”.

Just like other releases on the label “Bad Man” is reminiscent of that classic Motown sound. The track delivers a message that is surely meant for modern times. Released today, on the same day as Mr Trump’s birthday – Coincidence?

Buy “Bad Man” from the Dala Records website.

Stream “Bad Man” below or tune in to the Music For Modern Living Radio show this Thursday 14th June at 6pm (GMT) ( to hear the first airing of the track on the airwaves.

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