First Listen: Nathan Dawe, Joel Corry & Ella Henderson take the party up above on 0800 Heaven

Three of the biggest names in British dance music perform divine intervention for a song of the summer contender.

You know that summer is starting when three of the biggest names in British dance music team up on 0800 Heaven; a song that's destined to be blasting out wherever the boiling hot sun is shining over the next few months. 

Of course, even on paper this particular trio teaming up just makes perfect sense. Nathan & Ella have already joined forces before this, resulting in last year's 21 Reasons, a slow-burning hit that made it all the way to Number 9 on the Official Singles Chart - also part of a particularly sterling year for Ella, who reached the Top 10 for a second time last year with David Guetta and Becky Hill on Crazy What Love Can Do, and Ella is actually still in the Top 10 right now, as part of Switch Disco's React

Joel's chart presence, of course, needs no explanation at this point; one Number 1 single to his name (Head & My Heart with MNEK) and another four Top 10s to his name - all achieved consecutively, by the way!

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Since last year, you really get the sense that Joel is having fun experimenting with his formula for success, his recent plethora of singles - like the Caity Baser featuring Dance Around It - have placed one foot further in the rave, while Do U Want Me Baby with Billen Ted & Elphi is clearly inspired by the futuristic stylings of Charli XCX's Pop 2 project.

So, we come to natural meeting point of all three artists and their talents; 0800 Heaven is definitely one of the most rave-centric tracks of the year so far (apart from, perhaps, Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding's Miracle)

But while Miracle is more inspired by a trance aesthetic, 0800 Heaven leans more towards a Eurodance and Y2K audience, hinting that this will be the sound of the summer, particularly in Ibiza.

As you expect from one of the UK's premier pop vocalists, Ella Henderson's guest slot on the song matches her voice's strength with the soaring, roaring production that backs her.

"If heaven had a phone line," she wonders, "would I be the first one you would dial? Would you call me up from the other side?"

There's massive replay value, big summer vibes and the draw of the sun and the beach...we have a feeling your phone might be ringing off the hook, Ella.

0800 Heaven drops June 9 via Atlantic.

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thierry henon


So looking forward to it! Pretty sure it will be a great dance record..with the amazing ELLA and JOEL, how cannot it be??




it’s going to be absolutely amazing!!