JAKE SHEARS ANNOUNCES LAST MAN DANCING REMIX EP
CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB – WEST END DEBUT CONFIRMED
NEW ALBUM – LAST MAN DANCING – OUT NOW
Jake Shears has today announced details of his Last Man Dancing Remixes EP, which drops alongside a new version of album highlight ‘Doses’ from the legendary Erol Alkan. Due for release on 13 October 2023, the collection sees the Scissor Sisters front-man take his relationship with dance music into new territories, as well as reuniting with old friends.
‘Doses’ digs into the darker, clubbier underworld of Last Man Dancing, with Erol Alkan and a feature from New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia taking the listener further down the rabbit-hole. Describing his new remix – and collaborating again with Shears – Alkan writes: “I immediately chose ‘Doses’ to rework as I could hear exactly where I wanted to take it. It was made for my own DJ sets in mind, a track designed to bring the house down. It’s rare for me to rework the same artist twice, but Jake is not just a good friend from the dawn of the millennium / Trash days, it’s also that Scissor Sisters let me do whatever I wanted to their track ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ back in 2006 and it remains one of my favourite reworks.”
2023 has seen Jake Shears back where he belongs: at the centre of the party, and a multi-hyphenate figure who’s central to the cultural landscape. This summer’s Last Man Dancing marked his highest charting solo release to date, and saw Jake storm the festival season in a whirlwind run of worldwide shows. Having scooped two Olivier Awards for his Tammy Faye musical earlier this year – with music from Shears and Elton John – news followed that Jake would soon be making his own West End debut: he joins the cast of theatrical phenomenon Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club from 25 September, starring alongside Self Esteem (aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor) until the new year. With work that still speaks evenly to the margins and the masses, Jake Shears’ pull to create has remained a constant: often the Last Man Dancing, and always moving to his own beat.
With more to come from the Last Man Dancing universe, check out the Last Man Dancing Remixes EP on 13 October and watch out for further exciting projects from Jake Shears to follow.