In a brand new weekly series Mr Evans wades through the weekly inbox infiltration with three short reviews from the avalanche of MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3s.
This week, Disclosure, Jessie Ware & Zinc get the weekly Evans treatment!
Disclosure feat Sinead Harnett – Boiling.
The Face EP - Greco Roman, June 4th.
Bitter-sweet summer vibes from Greco Roman signings Disclosure.
Deep, rich chords building against a strong, reverb soaked vocal from Sinead Harnett, a sweet beat with a touch of swing that knows when to pull back and when to push on and a nice little two step break for the last section of the tune. The track has enough emotional clout to bring out the goosebumps, has been championed by Annie Mac and comes on the back of Disclosure’s remix of Jessie Wares ‘Running’.
Expect it to be ubiquitous this summer.
Jessie Ware – 110%
PMR Records, June 4th.
Jessie Ware is set to be massive. ‘Running’ is a modern spooked soul mini masterpiece. Julio Bashmore produced that and applied his midas touch to it. But here, the same combo, Bashmore and Ware, drop the ball. The instrumental textures, a sort of diet Juke, replete with the pitched down vox and tinny snares, just don’t work with the vocal. It’s the sonic equivalent of a square peg and a round hole, which is a shame, because both Ware and Bashmore are capable of much, much better.
Zinc feat States of Emotion – Goin In
Rinse, June 4th.
If you want to know exactly what’s wrong with modern music, look no further than this absolute turkey of a track. Inane lyrics, shouted at the top of his voice by a horribly flat oik over some kind of godawful modern day oompa loompa music. Listening to this in its entirety is like being trepanned by a rusty drill bit. This is the sound of Zinc going for the money and it comes off like something that fucking Example would turn his nose up at. Worst thing is, it’s probably going to be massive. Jesus.
By Joe Evans