Review: Here is the long awaited new single from Italian soul supergroup Change - some of you may recognise their classic "The Glow of Love" which featured the unmistakable vocals of then frontman Luther Vandross in 1980. After six successful albums throughout the 80's before disbanding and making a brief return in 2010, the group's new single "Hit Or Miss" will appear on their first album in 38 years: Love 4 Love which is produced by Change alumni Davide Romani Mauro Malavasi, it's got the same kind of life-affirming soul power you've come to love from the outfit, and they've still got the knack for a great tune - listen for yourself!
Review: Kiev House go straight for the uplifting, heart-melting tip with this album release from label lynchpin Cape Cod. Richard Farrell brings a swooning sentimentality to "Sunsay", while YMTK drops some RnB vocal flex over the insanely catchy "Good Company Girl". There's space for all kinds of production on this varied album from footwork beats and rave-tinged breaks, but the overarching theme is one of crossover maximalism - brilliantly produced vocal tracks that by right should be bothering the charts the world over. Get the inside track on some next level crowd pleasers from Eastern Europe.
Review: Building a formidable reputation as an artist with a diverse set of approaches in the field of electronic music, Ukranian producer Cape Cod delivers his debut album on Kiev House in a fine display of musicianship. From the opening track "Among The Stars" (which features Constantine on vocal) it's clear that this will be more than a straight up collection of dancefloor tracks. There are indeed some upbeat house tracks to be enjoyed, not least on the razor sharp garage bumper "We Don't Have To", but there's also equal space given over to more introspective jams such as "Put U Down".
Review: Negotiating the hinterland between guileless pop suss and avant exploration can be a tricky business, but it's one that Chairlift have proven themselves alarmingly adept at. 'Moth' is rarely short of a memorable chorus or piercing hook, yet the textures herein are always inventive, fresh and arresting, as the balances out binary bewilderment with melodic invention, using Caroline Polachek's beguiling voice as a diving rod through luminous synth texture and unconventional rhythmic interplay alike. As likely to appeal to fans of St. Vincent or Yeasayer as Fiona Apple or Feist, 'Moth' is a thoroughly characterful and spirited transmission from this Brooklyn-based duo.