Original member of multi-platinum selling group Rogue Traders, James Ash’s musical journey comes full circle with his return to Vicious.
James returned to the label in late 2020 with his superb cover of the classic “Right In The Night”, originally made famous by Jam and Spoon. Slinky four-to-the-floor beats, subtle melodies and a moody, female vocal, reinvented this for today’s ears, again showing off James’ production finesse.
Vicious released the Rogue Traders’ debut album and top 10 single “One Of My Kind” back in 2003 when they were a DJ-based, production duo. Rogue Traders then evolved into a massive crossover pop success with the addition of lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte. The rest, as they say, is history and what a history it is! Over 1 million records sold, 6 x ARIA platinum records, 5 x ARIA gold records, 6 x top ten singles in Australia, plus a UK #3 single with “Voodoo Child”.
In 2021 James delivered another new single to Vicious with “Malibu Shadows”, a slinky, beautiful house track with a sublime vocal and summery deep vibes all over it. Remixes come from Alaia & Gallo, Marcus Knight and label boss John Course with the track hitting the top ten of the ARIA Club Chart.
2022 and beyond look super exciting for James with two new singles in the pipeline and a stack of club shows locked in.