HDSN – Money, Sex & Cadillacs

February 5, 2016 in Singles

HDSN Money, Sex & Cadillacs Carton-Pâte RecordsFour tracks of funk- and jazz-inflected deep house goodness here from French label Carton-Pâte Records (AKA CP-Rec) and newbie Mancunian producer HDSN.

Funk Ya Daughter is up first, a near-instrumental affair with muted beats, a rolling bassline, funk geetar chops and crowd noise. Jack Taylor, which follows, is of a jazzier bent, building from a filtered intro with tinkling ivories, languid sax doodles, and a sampled, jive-talkin’ vocal that vies for the attention with chopped diva wails. Momma Used To Say has nothing to do with the Junior Giscombe track some may be thinking of; instead, a disco-house-y backing is topped with more diva wails, aquatic sounds and minor-key chords, which are then joined by one of the strangest vocals you’ll hear all month. It starts with some guy waxing lyrical about house music; so far so normal, it’s when he starts describing his clothes that things get a bit odd! And then finally there’s Workin’ (Since 84), a more heads-down house groover with chopped n’ looped male “baby… workin’ all the time” vox and some wukka-wukking guitar action.

All good, but top prize goes to Jack Taylor – those keys are to die for.

Out: This week

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