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You Gotta Be
DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Housed Mix (7:36)
You Gotta Be
DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Housed Radio Mix (3:52)
You Gotta Be
DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Dubbed Mix (6:46)
You Gotta Be
DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Housed Instrumental (7:36)
S.E.L “You Gotta Be”

Produced D.J Spen
Co-Produced by Mike Patto and Toni Economides
Music Composed by Mike Patto
Guitars by Luca Faraone
Vocals Performed by S.E.L
Engineered by Toni Economides
DJ Spen & Thommy Davis Executive Producers

UK soul artist, Soulful Emma Louise (S.E.L), has released her new single, a cover of Des’ree’s wonderfully uplifting song You Gotta Be. Produced in collaboration with famed American DJ and Executive Producer, DJ Spen, S.E.L’s adaptation resonates with authentic old skool hip-hop and 1990’s soul characteristics.

A soothing and lilting melody, S.E.L has retained the essence of Des’ree’s original, and the rich rhythm will ensure S.E.L’s You Gotta Be appears on many club and radio playlists. Added texture and depth is added by way of gentle harmonies and vocal layers, which frame S.E.L’s lyrics perfectly. The result is a single about which both artists say they feel extremely proud and excited. This is S.E.L’s third time working with DJ Spen.

British R and B singer Des’ree originally released You Gotta Be in 1994 and 1995 and enjoyed worldwide acclaim for both the original and remix single. An upbeat track that inspires personal strength and self-confidence, the lyrics say You Gotta Be bad, bold, wise, tough, calm - and advise us to stick together and hold our heads high as we challenge the future.

The affirmations and aspirations within the track, then, are perfectly in line with the themes of S.E.L’s previous releases to date, which include Necessary, Elevation and Flowered Tears.
Described by Jazzie B, OBE, as sounding like Spring, Necessary is fresh and full of light and draws on nature’s beauty to encourage us to appreciate life’s worth. To achieve life's purpose, enthuses S.E.L in Elevation, let your senses guide you, cast your pain aside, embrace positivity, hold on and live your dreams. In Flowered Tears, S.E.L reminds us that we are more powerful and stronger than we know and we must keep on pushing and reaching higher to achieve our finest hours. S.E.L collaborated with DJ Spen and Michele Chiavarini for upbeat remixes of her third single, Elevation, and Flowered Tears.


1. “You Gotta Be”
(DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Housed Mix)

2. “You Gotta Be”
(DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Housed Radio Mix)

3. “You Gotta Be”
(DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Dubbed Mix)

4. “You Gotta Be”
(DJ Spen’s Gotta Be Housed Instrumental)
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