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Heart n Soul's Soundlab

Heart n Soul's Soundlab

‘Piece of Me’ is the latest track from Heart n Soul artists Too Hot for Candy who have collaborated with beatboxer Grace Savage to create an addictive new dance tune using Korg technology.

Too Hot for Candy, known for their catchy tunes, tight rhythm and big beats, have released a new single and music video ‘Piece of Me’ in collaboration with award-winning beatboxer Grace Savage. The group, who describe their sound as 'way funky' and cite Prince and Sly and the Family Stone as major influences are part of Heart n Soul's SoundLab project which explores ways of using innovative music technology to encourage people with learning disabilities to create music and sound experiences. An official music video accompanies the track, with members of the band and Grace Savage cast in the role of downtrodden office workers who bring the joy to their daily grind through music.

As well as the new music video below The Space has supported the production and release of four ‘How to’ videos explaining how innovative technology has been used to make the new digital tracks. Too Hot for Candy and Grace Savage offer step-by-step insights into how they used Korg technology to create ‘Piece of Me’. The videos are all available to watch in this YouTube playlist and more info and videos from the collaboration can be found here.

"We really enjoyed working with Grace. She's a really good beatboxer and her music is brilliant. She brought a new element to how Too Hot for Candy works. I loved working with the Korg technology too. It was a learning curve and made the music sound different – a really interesting experience!" – Kali, Too Hot for Candy

"Working with Too Hot for Candy and Heart n Soul was an incredibly uplifting experience. The creative process was refreshingly free and instinctive and all about the pure joy of music (no ‘overthinking’ artistic egos in the room!). I left the studio with a huge smile on face every time." – Grace Savage

SoundLab

Taking the strapline ‘fun and creativity through music and technology’ as its overarching objective, SoundLab is an innovative digital music making project from Heart n Soul, an award-winning creative arts company and charity that believes in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. It explores ways of using music technology to encourage people with learning disabilities to create music and sound experiences. Collaboration is central to the work of SoundLab and the project’s key aim is to improve accessibility in digital music making and share exciting new ways of making digital music with a wider audience, benefiting everyone.

This collaboration with Too Hot For Candy has been supported by The Space and follows in the steps of another collaboration with Heart n Soul artist Dean Rodney Jr and the band Ravioli Me Away, using mi.mu gloves and Ableton technology. Together they produced the catchy track and music video for Dean TV Girls. Watch the videos and listen to the track here.

Find out more at heartnsoulsoundlab.com or on Heart n Soul's Facebook, Twitter, and website heartnsoul.co.uk