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I'm sure that Manhattan Clique is no stranger to the dance-pop aficionados among you. The British production duo has remixed officially-commissioned dancefloor ragers for artists like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and many others. But the duo of Philip Larsen and Chris Smith has a whole lot more on their sleeves with big plans in the works.

Manhattan Clique will be unveiling their debut artist LP, entitled "This Should Have Been Easier," in 2014 that is introduced by the very good single "Torn In Two" that exclusively premieres on this blog today. It's a hook-laden stomper driven by a pulsing groove and splashy synths that shows off Manhattan Clique's unique sound in all of its glory. The single comes fully loaded with an additional remix from Bronx-based newcomers Trojan 101 and will be released on January 6, 2014.

"'Torn In Two' began life a couple of years ago when we started demoing tracks for the Manhattan Clique album," the group writes me. "We kept getting waylaid by our hectic remix schedule, but always came back to this track as we felt it had a bit of je-ne-sais-quoi and we were very partial to Lydia Kaye's vocals."

They add, "This summer, we finally locked ourselves into the studio for a few days and focused on nailing it, feeling it was finally time for our debut single to see the light of day. We really love 'Torn In Two,' especially as to our ears, it doesn't really feel like anything else out there at the moment and captures the essence of the Manhattan Clique sound."