Sunday, 10 June 2012

Domineeky - Promise Me Love

Domineeky Promise Me Love
As regular TIWWD readers may have realised by now, I'm not a big fan of house music getting too serious, muso-ish or 'worthy'… so when I got sent an EP that's apparently the product of Domineeky going to South Africa to work with "local jazz musicians, poets and opera singers", it's fair to say the alarm bells were ringing.

I needn't have worried. The six tracks* here may be Afro-infused and soulfully inclined, but unlike a lot of artists that venture into such territory, Domineeky never forgets that all-important dancefloor oomph. Elephant's Afro rhythms, for instance, are underpinned by pulsing, throbbing electronic bass, then topped off with parping jazz sax, while the hip-shaking, shuffling township-isms of Reflections On A Memory are likewise counterpointed by decidedly non-noodly thumping 4/4 kicks.

In short, this is global house fusion bizniss that for once doesn't forget to actually be house music while it's about it. That'll do for me.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Dom's own label Good Voodoo Music, who are based in the northeast of the UK. Find 'em at their website, on Facebook and on Soundcloud.

*I know it says five but there are two mixes of the title track

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