October 31, 2015 in Singles
Up first is Our Little Secret from US producer Dave Owen, which marries fierce rolling beats and warm-like-chocolate bass to sax and guitar that suggest a few 70s west coast jazz-fusion LPs lurk in Mr Owen’s record collection, while two different vocals do battle on top: a sweet sampled/treated female one, and a male one from featured Jamaican vocalist Dorsh that flits between rap and ragga stylings. The accompanying remix from Poland’s Satl & Skeletone takes us on a slightly smoother ride. Brazil’s Simplification & Translate then supply the EP’s other two tracks, with Back To Life coming on like the liquid remix of a 60s/70s sitcom theme (think Bewitched or Man About The House), while The Look Of Love is a more typical liquid roller with some fine jazzy flourishes and just a hint of, yes, the vocal you’re probably already thinking of!
All good stuff, but Back To Life stands out for sheer quirkiness/originality alone.
Out: This week