Single/EP Reviews

Saturday, 22 September 2012 10:51

David Jay, EVIL?

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Our first question was, ‘Has David Jay joined the dark side?’

Luckily not. Evil Circle is the name of his latest EP produced by Mustafa Apo Savuran.

Evil Circle contains 5 new tracks from the Danish singer and starts with a real stand out track - '4 A Minute.’  The track 'chasin' retains all the quality production and beats the Nephel Music label is now becoming well known for.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:17

Sunshine and Butterflies - Klara Kazmi

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sunshine and butterfliesI guess you should always expect the unexpected from Swedish soul singer Klara Kazmi. We’ve heard her dramatic change in direction with her last sexy, “baby-making” release “Nice”. Now, her new single “Sunshine and Butterflies” takes yet another exciting turn.

Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:45

Billow - Mental Picture

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Denmark seems to be producing a stream of soul talent, a prime example is newcomer Bashir Billow Khalid (BILLOW) who has exploded onto the Scandinavian soul music scene with a stunning debut recording coupled with a cool video. The single, 'Mental Picture', does everything right, musically as well as visually. Could this be the first summer hit of 2012?

Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:10

NEWTIMERS - Falling (Sir Sampalot remix)

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Three into one does go! Producers Tim Lundblad and Andreas Cavaco are Swedes with a funky mission. After several years of writing and producing songs for numerous other acts, they’re now a signed act in their own right on Sweden’s Rec Rec Records label.

Tim + Andreas = NEWTIMERS.

As the Newtimers they recently linked up with producer/artist Sir Sampalot (better known to many as Rikard "Skizz" Bizzi - one-half of the now defunct production duo UP HYGH) to make an awesome remix of their Prince-tinged single "Falling", and what does it sound like?

Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:44

Klara Kazmi – NICE

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Klara-Kazmi-NICEDuring an English lesson at school, I remember my teacher telling us to avoid using the word ‘nice’, as there was a multitude of other adjectives to use instead. Well, she had better have her red pen handy, as I’m about to use it a lot!

Sunday (8th April 2012) saw the release of Swedish singer Klara Kazmi's new single – NICE, and it’s as good as the title says!

Thursday, 29 March 2012 04:00

Fatima - Follow You EP

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Fatima's four track "Follow You" EP opens with long sustained harmonies, echoes & repetition to the point that you feel that you're in a trance, trance, trance, trance, trance.

Right from the start you can hear her growth as a vocalist since her last EP " Mind Travellin". The opener "Cinnamon" leads you in and finally gets your head nodding at 1:37 when the drums comes in synched with a subby bassline, dreamy electronica and key-stabs.

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