James Silk – Love Commands/Baby It’s You

February 19, 2013 in Singles

James Silk Love Commands King StreetOne of TIWWD’s current fave producers returns to the mighty King Street here, following his recent appearance on the veteran US stable’s #387 V/A EP.

Silk’s particular knack lies in reinventing classic house tropes, so it’s fitting that on this two-tracker for such an iconic US house label, he’s doing just that. A-side Love Commands is essentially a 21st century reworking of Gisele Jackson’s 1996 classic Love Commandments, powered by a monster of a bassline that’s every bit as phat and funky as the original, just considerably more contemporary-sounding. Over on the B, meanwhile, Baby It’s You lifts, of course, its vocal hook from ATFC feat Lisa Millett’s Bad Habit, placing the resung line over a midtempo backing with a more understated (but still full-phat) bassline and dreamily tinkling synths.

There is perhaps a worry that Silk risks, in once again paying homage to house music of days gone by, painting himself into a corner. But for now, this is bang on the money.

Out: This week

About: You can find King Street at their own website, on Facebook or on Soundcloud.