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House of EL (A.K.A Kieron McIntosh) Releases His First Soulful Single, "Something Special"

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

“Stunning” - COMPLEX

“A soulful scorcher with an infectious groove” - CLASH

“A majestic statement of music” - LYRICAL LEMONADE “An old-school 70’s funk soundscape dripping with warbling guitar licks and killer

drums” - COLORS

Northampton-based artist House of EL (a.k.a Kieron McIntosh) releases his first

single "Something Special" this November 12th in the lead up to his highly

anticipated mixtape "Book of EL" releasing January 2022.

Following the success of his earlier releases "Hard Times" and "Elijah", featuring Jay Prince and Laura Mvula, and his 2020 EP "Lazarus" which gained the attention of Colors, Clash Magazine, Complex, Lyrical Lemonade, and Mixtape Madness, House of EL has teamed up with Karma Kid (1800 Shy Girl, Rimon, Rudimental) and jazz guitarist Thomas Seminar Ford (Poppy Ajudah, Chris Dave) as he raises the bar again on this latest release.

Photography: Isaac Lamb / Sabotage Studios

"Something Special" sees House of EL’s funkiest release to date, built around an

infectious, disco-influenced bassline married with shimmering lo-fi synths and a

punchy drum section, the release that is a breath of fresh air as we leave 2021


Photography: Isaac Lamb / Sabotage Studios

Originally a jazz trumpeter, House of EL furthered his musicality as he moved into

producing and song-writing, quickly establishing his credibility working with artists

such as Plan B, Paloma Faith and Chase and Status before emerging with his own

original material. Aside from his own artist project, House of EL is an accomplished

arranger and has lent his skill to many luminaries in the world of popular music over

the years.

Drawing influence from a wide spread of artists, including Massive Attack, Gorrilaz,

Joy Division, Boosty Collins, Stevie Wonder as well as Miles Davis – House of EL is

a versatile creative, who is breaking boundaries with his fusions of styles, truly an

artist like no other.

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