Now for something a bit different
Kick Drunk Love is Kamm’s dedut album on Marcel Vogel’s Intimate Friends imprint.
We can all get caught up in the relentless search for new house and disco records but this release brings a breath of fresh air with something new and exciting to all ears, especially people who can appreciate a lean to a more electronic sound. There’s a beautiful mash up of trippy electronic synth sounds with real soulful undertones and a definite lean towards a slowed down beat feast from the past. Our pick of the album is the upbeat “Stage Left” which brings a driving baseline and heady vocal which I’m sure will find it’s way into many sets this summer.
This is a collaborative project from Dave Aju, Alland Byallo, Kenneth Scott, and Marc Smith—whose shared label pedigree is quite something, taking in Poker Flat, Dessous, Circus Company, Moodmusic, Liebe*Detail, Third Ear, Hypercolour, and Rawax, among many others.
Kick Drunk Love will land on Intimate Friends following on from Dikkens’ Retrospect Of A Mind with six low-slung, loose grooves. With live instrumentaion—the quartet recorded live guitar and trumpet parts, with Damian Schwartz playing bass on the track titled “Sidewalk”—vocals, and a downtempo, swinging nature, the mini LP is a decidedly more home listening affair than the solo output of the members, although adventurous DJs will surely find dancefloor gems amongst its contents. As stated by its members, the LP is influenced by “…a love of early ‘90s MoWax era laid-back beats.”