Thursday, 19 April 2012

Toyboy & Robin – Loving You EP

Another week, another new label… this week's new arrival being Cool Kid Music, run by London boys Toyboy & Robin themselves.

This first release from the label is a three-tracker, with two mixes of Loving You plus bonus cut Don't Stop. In its original form, Loving You is a meandering, slightly proggy cut with a pitched-up sample from Donna Allen (or Strike if you're an old cheesy quaver), while the TCTS Remix takes us into jerkier, chopped-up territory – one for the future garage crew, methinks, particularly once the spastic rhythm settles down into a pacier groove topped off with some delicious M1 (?) drops and a warping b-line. And then finally, Don't Stop is a soulful, broken-beated workout that samples Luther and puts him alongside some almost trance-y arpeggiating synths.

It's interesting, genre-agnostic stuff… interesting rather than stone-cold essential, perhaps, but it's always good to see someone new giving it a go. So show some love and check it out for yourselves!

Out: This week

About: Cool Kid Music seem to mostly live on Facebook at the moment. Oh no, hang on… here they are on Soundcloud as well.

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