Dee Brown – Love & Addiction EP

May 13, 2014 in Singles

Dee Brown Love & Addiction EP Midnight Social RecordingsA nice blend of deep house and garage influences on this four-track EP from Carlo Gambino’s Midnight Social Recordings.

Opener Be Your Wish is a tuff-ish deep house jam that shows the influence of Ms Brown’s musical hero Derrick Carter in its slightly off-kilter beats, though what really caught my ear about this one was the heavily treated vocal sample from Gypsy Waters’ 100% Pure Love, a track that was rinsed by yours truly 20 years ago! Drugz N’ Stuff brings very now-sounding big bass to the party as well as some vaguely disturbing spoken female vocal samples, while Love That’s True works garage-y female vocal elements atop a midtempo chugging rhythm. And then finally there’s Stroke It For Me, which with its swung beats and breathy fem vox is essentially underground UKG by any other name…

This is Ms Brown’s first release, but you’d never guess it from the quality on offer.

Out: 9 June.

**AMENDED: This originally said “this week”, because I thought it was. But then it turned out I’m an idiot and can’t read.

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