An ever-elusive Doc Jazz emerges with a full-length album of mildly retro, smooth and melodic originals, designed and dedicated to bringing listeners the intimate escapism required to lighten the weight of the world right now.
This is a very Brit-centric act that delves into the psyche of 21st century British men: exploring, channelling and challenging the insecurities, desires, hangups and passions of the average Joe.
This is extremely accomplished – full of 90s nostalgia, joie de vivre, a terrific sing-along melody in the chorus and tasty, funky keyboard chops layered on top. It snakes into your headspace and stays there, probably mooning you as it arrives.
A fine introduction to the band, Day By Day is all at once an experimental, jazz-kissed arena of beautiful chaos, and an addictively rhythmic, soulful hip hop classic that effectively marches to the beat of its own drum.
It’s a tremendous, accomplished slice of nostalgia-drenched songwriting that puts a big smile on my face.
An acoustic strum, an arrangement of voices, that raw, unedited presentation – you know the sound, and you trust it to offer something real; refreshing.
“If I could change anything about the music industry it would have to be the politics and the overly sexualized demand and pressure placed on artists to be a size 2 or a lighter shade just to make it.”
Whether it’s to light up the commute to work, or to ignite the good vibes at the weekend, Thank You is a colourful and multi-layered expression of gratitude that beautifully fulfills its intentions. Well worth a listen at volume.
We’re all too busy for the important things sometimes, too busy being right, self-involved, arguing. We should be busy being happy resounds from the quiet instrumental break, staying with you long after listening.
Peter Sirah drives with a thick bass-line and a clear-cut, clean and up front rap vocal – two simple yet striking elements that draw you right into the centre of this new single.
Take You Home is a powerful and rather stunning new single, one that quickly progresses from good to great as the various sections and the real truth and grit of the story come into play.
Another absolute beast of a single, from the UK’s own King Casual – Get Up / Get Down really is as uplifting and energizing as the title implies.