Narcotic Thrust comprises of multi-talented DJ/Producer duo Andy Morris and Stuart Crichton alongside singer Yvonne John-Lewis (Zero 7). Although the name may appear to be a new one for many, the pair have been working both together and independently in the dance scene for over ten years.
Stuart began with some seminal slabs of progressive house on Limbo Records in the early 90's under such guises as 'Havana' as well as remixing the big names of the day such as The Grid and Rozalla. Then under the name Umboza he scored 2 top 15 hits for Positiva Records with 'Cry India' and 'Sunshine'. Stuart continued to write and produce with cream of the dance industry. He was recently responsible for the cheeky mash-up of Kylie and New Order used on the Brit Awards.
Native Australian Andy teamed up with Stuart in London on the back of successful DJ residencies at The Leisure Lounge and Club UK. Since then Andy has taken up a weekly spot on Kiss FM and toured the globe with his record box, while making records for labels such as Jive, Whoop! And Pitch Black (NYC) and compiling a successful 'Parallels' mix album for Logic Records.
Andy's dancefloor sensibilities and Stuart's production skills led to Narcotic Thrust's first release 'Funky Acid Baby' aired on the now defunct Indochina Records. Some juicy remixes for Apollo 404, Real 2 Real and Amen UK followed.
After a hiatus of a few years the pair have now made a stunning comeback in the shape of the deep, funk ridden anthem 'Safe From Harm'. This killer track was signed immediately after Pete Tong witnessed at first hand the crowd reaction the track got from heavy rotation on the decks of a certain Mr. Tenaglia. The track features the vocal highlights of Zero 7 cohort Yvonne John-Lewis and a hook line co-penned by Rob Davis of 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' fame. The resultant combination was enough to send the Miami conference into raptures and cause a frenzy amongst DJs trying to get hold of the vinyl. Its champions are as wide-ranging as Roger Sanchez and Paul Oakenfold.
'Safe From Harm' is now set to become a dancefloor classic and has been described as the coolest vocal house record since 'Hideaway'.
Yvonne John-Lewis is available for Narcotic Thrust PA shows.