December 10, 2020 by nigelgentry
For the 28th set in our Guest Mix series we are delghted to bring you the UK’s Emma Noble. Emma is a singer / songwriter and one half of the double decking DJ duo Noble & Heath.
Both her artist & DJ sound is rooted in and influenced by her deep love for rare soul, funk and disco. Her passion and knowledge for music has only grown since moving to London 10 years ago and delving herself deep into the city’s underground soul scene where she began meeting like minded people who wanted to collaborate both creatively and musically.
Noble went on to spend a couple of years as a backing vocalist for ‘New Street Adventure’ (Acid Jazz Records) and then went on to write with Lack of Afro (Freestyle / LOA Records), to release songs including ‘Fires Glow’ for ‘Hello Baby’ which was nominated as one of ‘BBC 6’s Albums of the year’ 2017.
‘Noble & Heath‘ was then organically formed – the double decking, dynamic, female DJ duo, spinning the very best of all that the girls love musically, all off vinyl. N&H have spent the last few years DJing all over the UK & Europe, and have already graced the decks at places such as The Royal Albert Hall, XOYO, KOKO, The Jazz Cafe as well as many festivals. They also host their own radio show on Acid Jazz / Fred Perry’s newly formed radio station; ‘Totally Wired Radio‘.
This summer saw Noble announce her singing to Cosmos Music making her their first ever UK signing. Noble debuted in the early lockdown summer of 2020 with her first single ‘No Turning Back‘, a uptempo and soul-infused catchy pop gem. For her second single, Noble made a bold move, taking on a rare Marvin Gaye track ‘Woman of The World‘ because of its relevant and important lyrical theme about female empowerment both of which were both enthusiastically embraced by the British soul scene and gained support from many well-known radio personalities such as Craig Charles, Lauren Lavern, Tony Blackburn, Norman Jay MBE, Gary Crowley, Robert Elms & Eddie Piller.
Emma’s third single was released in early November (which was premiered on BBC6 Music) with another original composition entitled ‘Table Dancers‘, and the lyrics centres on one of Emma’s favourite hobbies; dancing on tables, she shouldn’t be dancing on.
All three singles feature on her self-titled debut EP which also features two remixes by Smoove (of Smoove & Turrell). Available on on musical platforms now!
Jitwam – Opendoors
Gabriels – Love & Hate in a Different Time
Bobbi Humphires – Homemade Jam
Beloyd – Get Into Your Life
Rahaan – Strung Out
Coke Escovedo – Make It Sweet
Los Charly’s Orchestra – Grazing the Grass (Vocal Version)
Havana Maestros – Good Times (feat. Chic)
José Feliciano – Golden Lady
Zulema – Giving Up
Marcia Hines – Don’t Let The Grass Grow
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Lift Your Love Higher
The Rance Allan Group – Up Above My Head
Ralph Graham – Ain’t No Need
Razzy Bailey – I Hate Hate hate
First Choice – I’ve Got a Feeling