Vocalist Wayne Snow first appeared on Max Graef’s critically acclaimed debut album from last year followed by solo his E.P “Red Runner” on Tartelet Records. Recently, Wayne also featured on French producer Darius’ Helios EP, which will be out in April on Roche Music.
For this release, again he teams up with Max Graef and Tartelet. This second EP ‘Rosie’ delivers a fresh badge of rugged soulfulness over off-kilter chords, body shaking basslines & dusty beats as Max does best. Combining Wayne’s falsetto vocals with Max’s beats and production for a record that heralds the sunshine and a spring of cold beers, rowing boats on the Spree and strong sativa.
A1. ‘Interlude’ – Wayne demonstrates his range on this dreamy falsetto introduction while tipping his hat to both past and contemporary vocalists.
A2. ‘Rosie’ – Think Barry White’s strings, and D’Angelo’s sugar. Wayne Snow delivers a car stopping panty dropping wonky hip-hop to 4/4 funk odyssey with this the title track of the record.
A3. ‘Drunk’ - Inspired by drunk-dialing and late night hook ups, Moodyman may sleep with his MPC. Wayne doesn’t. Fuelled by MPC2000 programmed drums, an irresistible deep bass line, off-sounding Rhodes chords and the man himself on vocals.
Remix wise. On the flip, newcomers Nu Guinea, serve up a slow burning jam, paying tribute to early St. Germain work, while German hip-hop producer Hurbert Daviz slows it down for a between-the-sheets hymn high on harmonics.