Boomkat Product Review:
Class new batch of low-key dance & pop cover versions by Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) and friends including Camila Fuchs, Georgia, Jovial, Kreme, Nathan Micay, C.A.R. and more
Proceeding from Jenkins’ loveably daft remix of the Blue Peter theme, the ‘4 Down’ set lives up to his Deek label motto “Pop, not slop!” in 11 parts sequenced to get under the skin and leave silvery ohrwurm trails inside your lugs.
Tasking each artist with “singing a song you wish you’d written”, the results return canny highlights in Bullion’s own dancehall/reggaeton-toned production for Joviale’s take on ‘Storm’ by Rare Silk, his lean groove for Westerman’s Arthur Russell-esque cover of ‘Kathy’s Song’ by Paul Simon, and Nautic’s gauzily harmonised flip of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Only Over You’, while other highlights come in Kreme’s bittersweet spin on ‘Missing You’ by Larry Heard, and the strung out System Olympia take on Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You.’