Songwriter/producer James Day and soul singer Cleveland P. Jones will definitely get you dancing to the beat with their latest track, "D.U.I. (Dancing Under the Influence of Love)." If you are not familiar with James Day, he is an award-winning songwriter and producer who has worked with R&B and soul favorites such as Lalah Hathaway, Trina Broussard and Donnie. As a huge fan of retro soul and the disco of the 1970s and '80s, Day combines classic disco, house, funk and dance into his catalog. In the case of "D.U.I.," Day enlists the brilliant and Bounce-Worthy singer Cleveland P. Jones to lay down stellar vocals to the fun track about losing oneself to the love of music. In addition to Jones' soulful voice, the song is filled with the rhythmic ingredients of an instant dance classic, like a bass and guitar line that is definitely influenced by Nile Rodgers. You may also hear a bit of Cheryl Lynn's "Got to Be Real" during the song's breakdown.
Day also incorporates elements of soulful house into the song. In fact, Day and Jones dedicate "D.U.I" to the late Godfather of House Music Frankie Knuckles, who poured his love into music and on the dance floor. All profits from the purchase of this single will go to the American Diabetes Association. You can purchase "D.U.I" at CD Baby. [H/T: ST]