Up in the Air, Tiffin University's a cappella group, has been featured on "Two for the Money," a new EP released by the international pop music production team, The Dualists.
In early 2012, Up in the Air covered the song "Heavy," recorded by r&b singer/producer P.J. Morton and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. The song was co-written by The Dualists, comprised of Australian producer Tushar Apte, and British producer Manon Dave, who heard a live recording of Up in the Air's a cappella version and offered to include it as a bonus track on their forthcoming EP.
Up in the Air did a studio recording of the song in Atlanta's Namaste Studios, after which the group's director Brad Rees shared the tracks with Dave, who remixed them for inclusion on The Dualists' release.
Up in the Air's version was arranged by TU student David Driskill, who is a featured soloist on the track, along with Seth Conklin. Driskill, a Cincinnati native, is a senior majoring in arts administration, and Conklin is a junior ProMusic performance major from Fort Wayne.
Also featured on the recording are vocalists Shanna Litton, Chanel Arnold-Murray, Katelyn Ybarra, Cara Nally, Garrett McGrail, and beatboxer Ivan Santiago
In addition to being lead singer for Maroon 5, Levine is a three-time Grammy winner and a coach on the NBC reality television show "The Voice." Morton tours as a keyboardist and backing vocalist with Maroon 5, and recently released his first major label solo album.
The EP is available online at thedualists.com/?p=243.TU vocalists harmonize with Maroon 5's Levine