Deep Down
by Alok (featuring Ella Eyre)

Album: single release only (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • Alok Petrillo is a Brazilian musician, DJ, and record producer. His 2016 single "Hear Me Now" was the first song by a Brazilian artist to get 100 million plays on Spotify. "Deep Down" is his first single to chart in the UK.
  • Alok centers "Deep Down" on two samples:

    A vocal sample of Kenny Dope's 1994 house music hit "The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind." The American DJ recorded it under his alias The Bucketheads.

    The keyboard riff from Crystal Waters' 1991 deep house song "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)."

    The track also incorporates new vocals from British singer-songwriter Ella Eyre.
  • Alok and Eyre wrote "Deep Down" with English songwriter Ed Drewett (The Wanted's "All Time Low" and "Glad You Came," One Direction's "Best Song Ever" and Olly Murs' "Dear Darlin'") plus co-producers OHYES and, Neave Applebaum. Also credited are the writers of "Gypsy Woman," Crystal Waters and Neal Conway, along with Kenny Dope and Chicago's Daniel Seraphine and David Wolinski because "The Bomb" samples their 1979 song "Street Player."
  • California producer Never Dull came up with the original idea to mashup "The Bomb" with "Gypsy Woman" on his 2022 track "In My Mind" (featuring Crystal Waters). Alok therefore credited him as a featured artist on "Deep Down."

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