I Tried To Told Cha
Following his impeccable album Norm-A-Lize last year, Detroit’s City Boy Player returns to Alex O Smith’s FXHE imprint with five more soul-stirring sessions. “Foundation” lives up to its name with a classic spoken sample and 11pm mood-changing struts, “Detroit 2 Step” has a touch of the Bonobos with its woozy oboes over lightly swung, organic drums. “Fan Ta Cee” flips the mode for something a lot deeper and darker (think Theo’s classic remix of “Falling Up” and you’re not far off) while “Consciousness” is a cool creative percussive tool with a swooping rise that sweeps and dips in all the right places. Finally we’re sent packing with the bold chord-striking piece “Friday Night”. If this doesn’t have you marching, nothing will.
End of April