Boomkat Product Review:
Seemingly dropping out of nowhere, the Flying Lotus-produced José James gets remixed in remarkable styles by men-of-the-moment, Joy Orbison and Untold. James' 'The Dreamer' was something of a hit with the soul jazz fraternity last year, picked up and released on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label to resounding acclaim centred around his richly mellifluous baritone. In an inspired A&R move the label has drawn for two stealthily tender reworks making fantastic use of those vocals. Joy Orbison's 'Recreation' is only his second release to date but manages to yet again deliver spine-tingling results with flighty yet robust 2-step rhythms and heavenly-harmonised subbass, while Untold's version dips deep down into bobbling half-timed rhythms and subbass tones melting like caramel on the cochlea. Lush, heavy and ESSENTIAL!