4 weeks ago
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Rob Cook & Hapkido – LEP033
Forget Me is a surprisingly not-too-cheesy disco-houser with hip-house trimmings… 'surprisingly' given that it's a makeover of Patrice Rushen's Forget Me Nots, which if asked I'd have said shouldn't work, but it kinda does. Next up, What You Need pulls off a similar trick with Cheryl Lynn's To Be Real (well, a similar disco-house trick, but without the rap element this time). And then finally there's Treat You Right, which reworks the vocal from… er… oh I dunno, some R&B thing.
A more uptempo affair, this latter reminds me a little bit of all the R&B boots that came to dominate the Brummie bassline scene back in the mid-00s… as such I've got mixed feelings about it, it kinda makes me smile but it IS a bit cheesy, to be fair.
The other two, though, should serve you well as party-starters on any floor that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Out: This week
About: You can find Lepento on Soundcloud.