Boomkat Product Review:
UKF pioneer Cooly G rides the prevailing currents of Amapiano back to the floor with two pearls for Hyperdub - her first solo shot proper since 2015!
In a dream come true for many ravers, HRH of British bassbins twists influence from South African house into a pair of signature deep sidewinders, scaling from the devilish low-key hustle of ‘Save Me’ to a gospel R&B heavyweight belter with Ruth Brown. Both right on the money for anyone following the ongoing evolution of UK ‘nuum pressures, and easily making up for Cooly’s dearth of release in recent years.
Working with Marcus Damon on co-production, ’Save Me’ is classic Cooly, all simmering Ama bass trills and log drum patter gilded with Cooly’s coos and lip-biting pleads to “save me”, primed to slip beside your DVA or Fiyahdred hybrids of UK/SA vibes. However, the real standout for us is ‘We Can Find Love Too’, one of the first instances we can recall of Cooly passing the mic to another singer, Ruth Brown who gives it some seriously classic, octave scaling vocal acrobatics on a bubbling Ama groove lit up with nagging UK-style bleeps.
A real pleasure to hear the pioneer for so many young, black, female producer/DJs blazing away again.