Matt Sassari, Matthew Dear “Our Lovely City (Hands Up For Detroit)”

2006: Cr2 Records have their first Number One record after label founder Mark Brown receives a white label of a new track from an unknown artist based in the Netherlands. Playing it out at Space Ibiza that summer, the reaction to the record was huge, selling over one million physical copies and reaching #1 on the UK singles chart. Put Your Hands Up For Detroit – based around a little-known sample from legendary DJ/Producer and Ghostly International head Matthew Dear became an instant club classic.

Fast Forward to 2024: As Cr2 Records celebrates it’s 20th anniversary Mark Brown reaches out to multi-platinum selling producer Matt Sassari and Matthew Dear with an idea: to rework Hands Up For Detroit fresh for the labels second decade. With Matthew giving his blessing for the use of the original sample, Matt & Matthew got to work on a kickin’ new version that whether you’re in Detroit, Ibiza, Berlin or London Hands Up For Detroit is bound to raise the roof and become a global phenomenon once again.